Taught course

Media and Arts Technology

Queen Mary, University of London · Computer Science

Entry requirements

We seek outstanding applications from students with proven technical and creative abilities who wish to develop their skills and take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by the Media and Arts Technology Programme. You will need to have a minimum of an upper-second class degree or equivalent in any science, engineering or design oriented discipline and evidence of programming or mathematical ability.

Months of entry


Course content

This new programme aims to produce postgraduates with excellent technical and creative skills, who have a unique vision of how digital technology transforms creative, technical and social possibilities. You will receive training in the full research cycle including identifying a problem, choosing suitable methods to address it (eg qualitative, experimental, practice-based) and communication of results.

You will develop a critical appreciation of the technical and creative state-of-the art in contemporary applications of digital media. In addition you will learn key technical skills that will enable you to produce new applications of your own. You will then apply this learning to a six-month advanced placement project with one of our partner organisations leading to a thesis (see www.mat.qmul.ac.uk for a full list of our partners).

Programme outline:

Semester one

Core modules:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques (including processing/Max/MSP/Jitter /Arduino)
  • Contemporary Studio Production Techniques (video production, audio production)

Plus one optional module selected from:

  • Digital Broadcasting
  • Java Programming
  • Design for Human Interaction
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Image and Video Processing
  • C++ for Image Processing
  • XML and Structured Information
  • Distributed Systems and Security
  • Performance Research (tsubject to availability)

Semesters two

Core modules:

  • Group Project and Advanced Placement Project

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Richard Kelly
44 (0)20 7882 7335