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Exchange and networking

Science means exchange and networking. Accordingly, Macromedia University maintains memberships in German-speaking and international professional and research associations. Academics from the university regularly take part in their conferences, and the university is also involved as a host and /or organiser.

Art Directors Club (ADC)

This professional association of art directors, founded within the advertising industry in New York in 1920, aims to promote quality in advertising and to encourage young talent. Germany launched its branch of ADC in 1964 in Düsseldorf. Now based in Berlin, Germany’s ADC represents its members‘ interests while also promoting creative achievements through publications, events, and training opportunities.

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The Federal Association of Small Business – Entrepreneurs’ Association of Germany (German: Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft – Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e.V.) is the largest in Germany and represents the interests of small- to middle-sized companies across various professions and industries, independent of political affiliation. The BVMW currently has about 55,000 members.

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The International Centre for Film and Television (French: Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision, or CILECT) is a film school association founded in 1954 in Cannes that promotes education for film, TV, and related media. The association includes over 180 institutions from 65 countries, with 9,000 staff members educating some 55,000 students annually.

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The International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media is the only global association focused on art and design education. Founded in 1990, Cumulus provides a forum for partnerships and knowledge exchange with about 340 members from more than 60 countries.

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The European Media Management Association (emma) is an international non-profit organisation founded in 2003 that focuses on research and practice in media management. The organisation counts more than 150 participants from more than 20 European universities.


The European Public Relations Education and Research Association is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of research and education in the fields of public relations and corporate communications. EUPRERA hosts conferences and annual congresses in cooperation with selected European universities.

Fachverband Kulturmanagement

The Association of Arts Management (German: Fachverband Kulturmanagement e.V.) is an association of academic arts management instructors and researchers in German-speaking countries. It aims to promote and represent the field of art management in both research and teaching.

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The International Media Management Academic Association is a network of researchers, instructors, and academic institutions with the goal to exchange ideas within the industry on research topics in media management.

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The International Communication Association is an international association with more than 3,500 members that focuses on the science of communication and mass media. The aim of the ICA is to promote the development, implementation, and critical evaluation of academic research in communication studies.

MedienCampus Bayern

The Media Campus Bavaria (German: MedienCampus Bayern e.V.) is the central association for media education and training in the state of Bavaria. Members of MedienCampus Bayern include academics, associations, and media outlets such as Bayerischer Rundfunk and Süddeutsche Zeitung, in addition to numerous universities.