Stuttgart Media University educates media specialists. With effect from 1 September 2001, it combined the know-how of the former Hochschule fuer Druck und Medien – a traditional education centre for print and media technology – and the Hochschule fuer Bibliotheks- und Informationswesen.
Stuttgart Media University covers every media field and regards itself as a full-service university for the media industry. Its range of courses extends from printing through to the Internet, from design through to business administration, from library science through to advertisement, from media contents through to packaging technology, and from computer science and publishing through to electronic media.
These contents are reflected in 21 courses of studies, which are offered at two sites. The main site of the HdM is located in Stuttgart-Vaihingen (site in Nobelstrasse) where lectures and events in the subjects of print, media and electronic media are held. The courses of studies in information and communication are taught in the centre of Stuttgart near the main railway station (site in Wolframstrasse).
Students can acquire bachelors degrees or masters degrees.
Lectures for the undergraduate degrees are primarily held in German.