Multimedia Production

Multimedia Production

Course summary

In today’s world, journalism and corporate communication have become interactive and multimedial. These exciting developments are covered in depth by the Multimedia Production degree programme, a joint degree offered by the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Chur University of Applied Sciences. This degree programme is unlike any other in Switzerland. It explores the connections between information technology, corporate communication, journalism, film and radio, and equips students with the skills they need to develop and produce multimedia content. We train all-rounders who are capable of interconnected thinking and know what it takes to efficiently and professionally deliver content across numerous different media. 


The ‘Multimedia Producer’ occupational profile comprises three key competencies: The ability to work with interactive media within a global network; the ability to write, film, design and verbally express convincing narratives; the ability to produce media-specific content. 

Our qualified specialists in Bern and Chur use a project-based approach to teach practical skills that reflect industry requirements. The three year programme consists of generalist subjects and an elective specialisation undertaken in the fourth and fifth semesters. 

Students can choose to study either in Bern or Chur.


Title/QualificationJoint degree Bachelor of Science FHO & BFH in Media Engineering 
Main study subjects/ specialisations
  • Branded motion 
  • Non-fiction video formats
  • Digital communication management
  • Multimedia journalism 
  • Media applications 
  • Public communication 
  • Radio production 


The specialisations are taught either in Bern or Chur, but can be attended by all students regardless of their main place of study. 

Program study optionsFull-time
Language(s) of instruction German
Campus(es) Bern or Chur
Professional qualification yes
Course begins Week 38
Deadline for applications

Application deadline for the Bachelor program

Please note: Send your application to Chur University of Applied Sciences, regardless of which university you wish to attend.


A professional qualification in great demand
Multimedia producers are in great demand in business. They know how modern journalism and corporate communication functions, know the channels and the technology and understand how to make use of them in an integrated, cross-media and interactive way. They know that focus is on user experience; that different terminals are included and that they must orient themselves according to the preferences of readers and customers. That communication must be authentic. And content multi-media.

A wide target audience
The study course is aimed at young people who are interested in staging and producing content and also in the media and programming technology required to achieve this. They want to move surely in the conflict areas of media, industry, politics, society, legislation, applied informatics and journalism. Their target is to be able to understand and evaluate media-economic connections in order to later assume a management function or perhaps to found their own company.

Aptitude testing

For the new courses in Multimedia Production (MMP) starting in autumn 2019, candidates will be asked to take part in an aptitude test. The tests will run in autumn (13 to 15 September 2018) and in spring (2 to 4 May 2019) at HTW Chur University of Applied Sciences. The main focus of the test will be on assessing if the candidates possess the motivation and prerequisites for successfully completing the course. In order to be eligible to take part in the aptitude tests, candidates must meet all formal criteria for being admitted to the course and submit a two-page cover letter outlining their personal interests in and motivation for studying the subject. More detailed information on the aptitude tests will be available from early June. Candidates that have already registered will be informed about the new procedure in person and given the opportunity to submit a new cover letter outlining their motivation for taking up the course.

Detailed information

BSc Multimedia Production

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Head of degree programme

Ruedi A. Müller-Beyeler

T +41 81 286 37 05



Liselotte Hofer-Bollinger
T +41 81 286 24 01