MOME’s first-ever English-language Master’s programmes launched in September The first English MA courses at MOME start in September

Date: 2022.09.14
Photography and Interaction Design, the first Master’s programmes offered by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in English language, have just launched. The latter fills an important gap for both the university and the Central Eastern European region.

Photography and Interaction Design, the first Master’s programmes offered by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in English language, have just launched. The latter fills an important gap for both the university and the Central Eastern European region. The launch of the programmes was celebrated with a private event at Café Lumen in Budapest, and several Hungarian and international companies and startups were invited to help build and foster partnerships. In addition to welcome speeches by heads of the programmes Tamás Fogarasy and Gábor Arion Kudász, short talks were delivered by Head of Incubation Craig Johnson and Director of the Innovation Center Lasma Ivaska. 

About the Interaction Design MA programme 
Interaction Design students can use the latest technologies to design innovative digital services and utilise the design toolkit to research the challenges facing our society in a considerably more digitalised future. They are tasked with experimenting with emerging technologies, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and IoT smart devices. Structured around various corporate collaborations, the programme employs several experts from Hungarian and international businesses in consultant and teaching positions. 
The purpose of the programme is to train conscious and resilient professionals in the niche area of user experience (UX), who can confidently hold their own in both the national and the international arena, adapting to a constantly changing environment and new challenges.

About the Photography MA programme 
Dating back nearly 40 years, MOME’s Photography MA programme has also switched to English language from September this year. MOME Campus offers some of the most advanced technological facilities in the CEE region. The mission of the Photography MA is to train socially sensitive and opinion-shaping artists with globally competitive expertise in the art scene, and at the same time, to provide an opportunity to prospective international photographers and researchers desiring to absorb the unique photography approach and traditions of Hungary and the Central Eastern European region.  
Supported by teachers renowned in both Hungary and Europe, graduates of the programme can grow into highly autonomous artists, who can sensitively and progressively respond to the challenges of the world, both in local and global contexts.  

Through partnerships with various professional collaborators and cultural institutions, the programme promotes student participation in national and international competitions, fairs and festivals.  
Though the cost of the MA programmes could be seen as relatively high in regional comparison, top applicants from Central Europe will be offered a special scholarship scheme. The English-language MAs are naturally also available to Hungarian students in the customary state-funded format that may cover the entire tuition. 

MOME is changing its operational model 

Since August 2020, the 142-year-old Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), has been operating in a foundation format. As part of the model change, MOME has developed a long-term strategy, reinvented its research and development activity, launched the digitalisation of its internal processes, and proceeded to modernise training. In addition to providing a traditionally high level art and design education, the university will introduce entrepreneurial training and launch its first English-language MAs from 2022. In 2021, MOME's budget nearly quadrupled, and the foundation also decided to grant the most substantial pay rise to teachers in the history of Hungarian higher education.

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