Hochschule Mainz


The Team

The ” img – Institute for Media Design”, founded in 1996, 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.

We work in cooperation between the Institute and the courses of study Time-Based Media BA/MA as well as between the departments of the University of Applied Sciences Mainz.

Institute Management

Since 2011 Prof. Hartmut Jahn and Prof. Anja Stöffler have been the directors of img – Institute for Media Design. In 2020 the management team was expanded by Prof. Paulo Ferreira-Lopez.

Project Management 

Prof. Hartmut Jahn

Video-Poetry-Week, 360° Panorama

film design

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. 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. Tjark Ihmels

Luminale – Frankfurt am Main


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


Dipl. Des. Manfred Liedtke


Norman Eschenfelder


Norbert Seemayer

Technical management

Julian Weinert

Research Assistant

Dipl. Des. Uwe Zentgraf


Elissa Deucher

Research Assistant