Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

International students with qualifications in 'creative' or ‘practice' subjects should submit a portfolio of work with their application.

  • 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.

Months of entry


Course content

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. Digital media covers a broad range of creative practices and may include: digital visualisations in animation, games, photography and the moving image, visual effects, online advertising, digital curation and editing,

Our MA in Digital Media offers continuing or recent graduates from creative art and 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 that may be commercial and/or artist led. You may wish to expand your skills of data visualisation, app design, motion design, animation, photographic practices, digital curation/editing, visual effect (VFX), 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 animators, media producers, video editors, data visualisers, editors/curators of digital content, motion designers, photographers, visual effects artists and user experience designers. You may also be seeking to develop proposals for further postgraduate research.

Our specialist staff and research expertise in the School of Art, Design and Architecture brings our students into contact with a wide range of academic staff, many of whom have industry experience. The Department of Art and Communication also hosts creative workshops and a vibrant guest lecture programme, with opportunities to participate in creative activities led by external speakers and practitioners from industry. Students are welcome to participate in these activities as part of their studies with us at the University of Huddersfield. Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research and enterprise our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant. For more information, see our Research Centres in the School of Art, Design and Architecture:

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Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 471364