Description

How can scholars keep pace with the rapidly changing field of digital media, design and culture? Is it possible to learn academic research skills, approaches and methods that facilitate the understanding of both current forms of digital culture and the anticipation of future developments in digital media? The MA Digital Media Culture at Birkbeck introduces you to the key intellectual debates, discussions and texts shaping the field of digital culture and media theory.

This course provides the conceptual framework required to analyse and comprehend the digital environments of today and tomorrow. It is one of the only MA degrees in the UK to combine academic rigour and scholarly consideration with the opportunity for hands-on training in digital media design and management. The philosophy of the programme is that critical thinking about digital culture is enhanced by direct exposure to digital media software, technologies and design practices.

MA Digital Media Culture graduates will be well positioned to pursue further academic study at PhD level, or work within digital media and design industries.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Digital Culture
  • Digital Design Thinking

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES

  • Advanced Layout and Design
  • Contemporary American Cinema
  • Critical Remix Video: Practice and Theory
  • Managing a Digital Project
  • Public Relations and Professional Communications
  • Social Media and Online Branding
  • The Inside Out of Culture: Theories and Institutions
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Media
  • Transcultural Memory
  • Visual Design and Web Project
  • Web Development and User Experience
  • Web-based Journalism and Online Media Production

MA DIGITAL MEDIA CULTURE FINAL PROJECT

  • Final Project MA Digital Media

Student Destinations

Graduates can pursue a career in web development, multimedia programming, design, project management, education and training. Possible professions include web developer, project manager, or digital designer. This degree is also useful in becoming a multimedia specialist, teacher, or market researcher.

Fees

Part-time home/EU students: £4175 pa Full-time home/EU students: £8350 pa Part-time international students: £7600 pa Full-time international students: £15200 pa

Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

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