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Time-Based and Interactive Media Arts is a full-time bachelor's program in which students are accompanied by a core team and excellent external experts.

We offer professional approaches to theory, technique and design of digital media and combine two complementary focus areas, time-based media and interactive arts.

Our programme addresses future media artists who…

  • wish to express their thoughts, feelings and critical questions creatively through audio-visual means.
  • want to work with a camera, light and sound, soldering irons and electronics, to programme, and to create stories, films, interactive artworks, games, installations and performances.
  • enjoy experimenting and exploring new ways of expression.
  • like to exchange, to discuss, reading and writing.
  • have a passion for contemporary art.

Our key concern is promoting the development of independent artistic positions, allowing graduates to…

  • refine their skills and interests in the course of a subsequent master programme.
  • establish themselves in the field of media arts.
  • work in the corresponding areas of creative industries.

The broad focus of the programme also facilitates the ability to develop new, individually conceived fields of art and work.



Die aktuelle Ausstellung TIME OUT .11 im Ars Electronica Center wurde am 14. Juni eröffnet und läuft noch bis Ende September 2022.
Zu sehen sind folgende Installationen und interaktive Arbeiten:

  • „Watermap“ von Daniel Fischer (AT),
  • STRANGE_FACES von Thomas Guggenberger (AT),
  • “Sound of Kandinsky” von Joann Lee (KR),
  • “Cut above the Rest” von Elisabeth Prast (AT),
  • „Nach dem Guten suchen“ von Joachim Iseni (AT),
  • “Lichtpendel” von Edin Turalić (Ex-YU/AT),
  • “Kanzlergenerator“ von Verena Steininger (AT),
  • „Grammophon – Unerhörtes – Zitate von 1924-2018“ von Alice Hulan (AT) & Holunder Heiß (AT).



Group Exhibition KAPU Linz


Time-based and Interactive Media Arts at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021

Alice Hulan: Grammophon – Unerhörtes – Zitate von 1924-2018 © Alice Hulan

Our study programme and department is represented in several places at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021.
At the campus exhibition at the art university (see also),
in the Ars Electronica Center with a new edition on "Cooperative Aesthetics"
and with the interactive work Grammophon by Alice Hulan at the international Theme Exhibition at the JKU.

Cooperative Aesthetics at the Ars Electronica Festival 2020

On all days of the festival, the Time-Based and Interactive Media Art department presented a total of 13 works on "Cooperative Aesthetics" in the Deep Space of the Ars Electronica Center.
Documentary of all works



With the cancellation of the film festival "Diagonale" the premiere of many films unfortunately had to be canceled or postponed. These include these two excellent theses:

Rudern / Regie, Buch, Schnitt: Sophia Hochedlinger

ouest / Regie, Buch, Kamera, Schnitt: Michael Seidl


The portrait film of the University of Art Linz, produced by students of Time-based and Interactive Media Art at the University of Art Linz, was awarded at FILM FORUM AUSTRIA in the category FUTURE THE YOUNG FILM | Awarded in 2019.

Exkursion zur Biennale Venedig 2019

Im Mai 2019 unternahmen wir eine einwöchige Exkursion zur Biennale in  Venedig.

Filmfestival Crossing Europe 2019

In 2019 eight contributions of our students were selected for the program of the Crossing Europe Film Festival.
Joachim Iseni won one of the Local Artists Awards with "Fleischwochen".

© Christoph Thorwartl / subtext.at

TIME OUT - an exhibition programme in the ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER Linz

In cooperation with Ars Electronica our excellent students have the opportunity to present their works within the exhibition programme TIME OUT in the Ars Electronica Center Linz.
Website of the current exhibition

Ute Hackl: Tonbrücke; Foto R. Bauernhansl

Ars Electronica Festival 2018

At the Ars Electronica Festiva 2018, selected works by students and program director Gerhard Funk from the series "Cooperative Aesthetics" were shown in Deep Space.
In addition, Gerhard Funk lectures on cooperative aesthetics at the Symposium Expanded Animation - Interfaces in Motion and at the Digital Theater Network Meeting

Christian Berger: Particle Collage © Ars Electronica/Vanessa Graf

Group exhibition of our Bachelor programme in Teheran

Our study programme was invited by TADAEX Festival (Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition) to present installations, interactive works, a collection of movies in the well-known Mohsen Gallery and an audio-visual performance in the Tehran Independent Theater. more

Excursion to documenta 14

In June 2017 we made an excursion to documenta 14 in Kassel.

TIME X - a series of events
in celebration of the 10th anniversary of our study programme

In November and December 2016 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our curriculum with a screening of 10 movies in the Moviemento cinema, an audio-visual performance with "Funkstörung / Lightstorm" in the OK-Centrum and an exhibition "werk | schau" at the our university, where a selection of interactive works and installations were shown.

Administration & Head:
Univ.Prof. Mag.art. PhD. Joachim Smetschka
Univ.Prof. Dr. Gerhard Funk

Information about the program and the entry exams:
Mag.art. Bettina Steinmaurer
T: +43 (0) 732 7898 397

Cooperation Partners

Series of Events