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  • Locations: Weimar, Germany
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Calendar Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3 Eligibility: Graduate Students only
Area of Study: Architecture Term: Calendar Year
Housing Options: Off Campus, On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Bauhaus University Weimar IMAMS (International Media Architecture Master Studies) Program

With its parks, gardens, castles, and poets’ homes, Weimar has inherited a rich history and culture. Located in the federal state of Thuringia, Germany, the city was a focal point of the German Enlightenment and home of the leading characters of the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, Goethe and Schiller. You’ll see reminders of them wherever you go as statues, on commemorative plaques, plus scores of museums and historic sites. UNESCO has registered the buildings and ensembles of Classical Weimar on the list of World Heritage. Weimar also values its modern contributions. Bauhaus University Weimar, founded by Walter Gropius, revolutionized design and architecture. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come year after year to see these places.

The International Media Architecture Master Studies (IMAMS) international exchange program with Bauhaus University Weimar (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) enables students to spend one calendar year (Spring & Fall) studying abroad in Weimar, Germany.  Located two hours from Berlin by train, Bauhaus offers courses in a variety of subjects including Architecture, Civil Engineering, Art and Design, and Media. Building on the robust tradition of the Bauhaus movement of the 20th century, the school has a long-standing reputation for supporting an eagerness to experiment, openness, creativity, a close link to industrial practice and an international perspective.
The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Bauhaus University Weimar have a formal agreement outlining an exchange program for students and faculty. The International Media Architecture Master Studies (IMAMS) program offered by the University at Buffalo and the Bauhaus University Weimar is a two-year Masters program providing students with an international perspective on the emerging field of Media Architecture. Students spend one year at each institution and are awarded two separate, nationally recognized degrees: the Master of Science in Architecture (MS) from the University at Buffalo and the Master of Science in Media Architecture (MS) from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
  For more information, please visit the Bauhaus University Weimar website.
Bauhaus University Weimar works closely with the student housing company Studentenwerk Thüringen (Student Services of Thuringia) to assist incoming exchange students with their accommodation needs.  Students can choose from various apartment-style residences.  For more information about the housing application process, please visit the Bauhaus University Weimar's housing information website.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Spring ("Summer") Semester:  Mid March-Late July
Fall ("Winter") Semester:  Mid September-Late February

Visit the Bauhaus University Weimar website.

Also, please contact the University at Buffalo Faculty Program Director:
Mr. Mark Shepard
Associate Professor, Departments of Architecture and Media Study, University at Buffalo
Director, Media Arts and Architecture Program (MAAP)
UB IMAMS Program


This program is currently not accepting applications.