The Academy of Media Arts Cologne is characterised by the integration and combination not only of various artistic medias, but also of theory and practise. Theoretical and artistic research methods are therefore both followed equally at the academy as different paths to knowledge. The cultivation of an inquisitive stance is the focus of activity.
In recent years productive interdisciplinary laboratories and platforms have been formed which connect artistic research with academic-theoretic questioning. Research projects are initiated and carried out, workshops and conferences organised and publications produced. In addition, the academy participates in various research collaborations.
Research at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne is made up of research by teaching staff, projects with third-party funding, collaborations with universities and research institutes, as well as individual doctoral projects, which have been bundled together in the doctoral programme “Artefacts” since 2009.