Taught course

New Media

University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent. Experience of practical new media production is desirable. Portfolios demonstrating practical new media production skills will be considered in assessing applications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course blends new media theory and practice, equipping you with skills for work or research in the new media field. You will develop critical thinking and creative and technical skills in relation to new media and its role in social, cultural and economic life, as well as practical design and production skills (such as web design, animation, gaming or advanced database design).

You will learn to:

• understand and critique new media as a socio-cultural phenomenon

• develop an understanding of contemporary issues and debates relating to new media

• develop skills in designing, developing and implementing new media systems and solutions

• develop and expand your existing new media portfolios

• learn to position new media in the context of the creative/cultural industries.

Classes are taught in a mixture of lectures, small seminars and student-led discussions. Two optional modules allow you to personalise your programme. Students may choose one option from elective modules available from other university departments.

A New Media Production Skills module is available throughout the year for students with no former experience of new media production. The module covers areas such as graphic design, animation, web design and development (HTML, CSS, WordPress, introductory JavaScript & PhP). MA programme staff will assess whether students are required to undertake this module.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5, and at least 6.0 in all components.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 4192