Hochschule Mainz


The Team

The Institute for Media Design – img forms the interface between research and teaching in the field of audiovisual and interactive media. Free and applied research and third-party funded projects find institutional anchoring within the University of Applied Sciences. Visibility and participation are achieved through transfer to society and the public.

The competence for digital design is represented by the artistic-design professorships in the fields of film/TV, animation, interactive design, Game, augmented and virtual reality and sound.

Our graduates are active in production (ZDF, SWR, ARTE) and in the teaching of other study programs, e.g. Digital Media Management.

Our goals are networking at the Mainz location, within the Mainzer Wissenschaftsallianz and international cooperation with foreign partner universities, e.g. in Mexico City / UNAM, Lisbon / Universidade de Lisboa, Amman / German-Jordanian University, Macao / St. Josephs’s University

Institute Management

Prof. David Scherr

Deputy: Prof. Linda Kruse,
Prof. Dr. Tilman Baumgärtel

Project Management 

Prof. Anja Stöffler

Moving Types, International MOTYF Festival, House of Remembrance, VR Type Experiments, Video-Poetry-Week, and others.

Digital media

Prof. Dr. Paulo Ferreira-Lopes

The Sound of Lisbon

Audio design

Prof. David Scherr

3D Character-Animation

Prof. Dr. Tilman Baumgärtel

DFG research project “Van Gogh TV” in cooperation with the University of Bonn

Media theory

Prof. Daniel Seideneder

Scenic film with the support of the Deutsche Filmakademie Produktion GmbH and the Federal Foreign Office

film design

Prof. Hartmut Jahn

The Sound of Lisbon, Amman Rhapsody, Video-Poetry-Week and others

film design

Prof. Tjark Ihmels

Luminale – Frankfurt am Main


Prof. Olaf Hirschberg

film design

And other professors of the Media Design / Time-Based Media BA/MA


Dipl.-Des. Manfred Liedtke


Norbert Seemayer

Technical management

Dipl.-Des. Uwe Zentgraf