Taught course

Digital Media

University of Huddersfield · Department of Fashion and Textiles

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent with a 2:2 or above. Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval. All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements, such as a skype chat. For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our lives, now more than ever, inhabit the digital world. Most day-to-day activities are mediated through online platforms and processes, whether through dealing with big data through new modes of visualisation, having new user-digital-experiences, or encountering digital visual effects in animation, photography, motion design and online advertising. Digital media represents an embedded set of practices within the creative and cultural industries and looks set to evolve and expand in innovative ways in the future.

Our MA in Digital Media offers continuing or recent graduates from creative design subjects with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, creative skills and employment prospects. We encourage our students to explore the growth potential of digital media platforms and processes with the development of innovative and imaginative concepts and ideas. The course guides you in your development of core specialist themes which may include data visualisation, app design, motion design, animation, visual effects (VFX), advertising, commercial and/or artist-led photographic practices or user experience design (UXD). Our practice-led modules facilitate opportunities for you to produce high quality portfolios often underpinned by industry focused trends and competition briefs.

The expectation is that you will be seeking to enter the cultural and creative industries into roles such as data visualisers, motion designers, animators, editors, visual effects artists and user experience designers (UX). You may also be seeking to develop proposals for further postgraduate research.

Information for international students

International students with qualifications in 'creative' or ‘practice' subjects should submit a portfolio of work with their application. If English is not your first language/language of instruction an English Language qualification is required. IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator (T512)
01484 471364