Creative Digital Media MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 11400
    Tuition (Year)
    4900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, animator, digital filmmaker, illustrator, web designer or motion graphics designer, this course will develop your work through innovation, exploration and self-directed study.

This course is designed for ambitious practitioners who are looking to hone their future directions, post graduation, or who are already working in the creative and media industries.

The programme provides an opportunity to work with experienced academics with proven track records in creative practice and the media industries, using state-of-the-art facilities.

It enables you to test and progress your work and ideas informed by cutting-edge, international contexts of digital design and creative practice and by the challenging ethical and theoretical debates surrounding these.

In addition to professional practice, you will also engage with experimental investigation and ethical issues. Modules are designed to encourage innovative practice within individual disciplines and collaboratively across disciplines. In the Independent Study module, you pursue an in-depth exploration of the critical, theoretical, creative and practical aspects within a specialist field. In addition, there is the opportunity to acquire knowledge of entrepreneurial and business skills.

The course will enable you to effectively manage the balance of creativity and technical knowledge, and will develop your production techniques and strategies. Effective research, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of digital media will also be developed.

The course is supported by a central bank of excellent digital media facilities, such as Macintosh computers running industry standard digital media software, and smaller studio spaces for digital media experimentation, research, production and development work. There is a 48 track digital sound recording studio, a digital video production studio with full lighting rig, blue screen technology and multi-camera studio facilities, as well as digital video editing facilities and web servers.

Programme Structure

  • Professional Practice

  • Ethical Practice

  • Research for Digital Media

  • Experimental Practice

  • Digital Media Practice 1 and 2

  • Independent Study

Assessment

Learning, teaching and assessment within the programme has been designed to develop specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to your professional practice in digital media, as well as to enable you to develop academic and transferable skills that will support your creative practice. Your knowledge, skills and approaches will be developed through a variety of learning strategies, including lectures, written assignments, group work, seminars, practical work, and tutorial support.

In keeping with Masters level study, you will be expected to extend your learning through an Independent Study that either combines a range of interests, or focuses on a single topic. Reflective practice is a key element of the learning and teaching strategy and facilitates the integration of both theory and practice. Collectively, academic tutors have extensive professional experience in the digital arts industries (in, for example, Animation, Print and Media Design, Motion Graphics, Web Design, Film-making, Fine Art Practice, Photography, Illustration, Advertising), and the course also hosts visiting speakers from the arts and industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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Academic Requirements

  • Either a first or second-class Honours Degree in a relevant, cognate discipline or
  • Professional qualifications in an appropriate area or
  • Relevant professional experience
  • All applicants will be invited to attend an interview and will be asked to provide a portfolio
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11400 International
  • GBP 4900 EEA
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