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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Digital Media PhD is part of the Fine Art programme of study. We offer PhD supervision in two main areas of digital media.

Digital arts practice is led by Dr Tom Schofield. It includes topics such as:

  • emerging technologies and experimental practice
  • art and science practice
  • transdisciplinary practice
  • interactivity and human-computer interaction in arts practice
  • data visualisation and creative practice
  • affective computing and creative practice
  • applied philosophy
  • philosophy of cognition
  • contemporary art and media theory
  • new production environments and living labs
  • open source culture and creativity
  • crowdsourcing and creativity.

Digital media in museum, gallery and heritage settings is led by Dr Areti Galani. It includes topics such as:

  • online museum, gallery and heritage experiences
  • social software and its implications for the cultural sector
  • design and use of mobile, personal and ubiquitous technologies in cultural settings
  • study and understanding of social museum experiences
  • theory and practice of visitor studies
  • ethnographic and ethnomethodological approaches in the study of museum experiences.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts and Cultures
Email
SACS.PGR.Admin@newcastle.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 208 3509