Taught course

Digital Media

Institution
University of Sussex · Media and Film
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in an appropriate discipline. We also welcome applicants who do not have this academic qualification who are able to demonstrate in their application that they have relevant professional/creative skills and experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA is associated with the acclaimed Centre for Material Digital Culture.

The course offers an exciting opportunity to combine theoretical and practical work to give you an excellent working knowledge of the field of digital media. The MA is designed to offer advanced study of digital media, aimed at graduates who wish to further their study and at professionals who wish to consider
developments in the field. While it is not a vocational course, it may also be of interest to those seeking to enter digital media industries.

Teaching is through lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops in small groups. This MA locates digital media within the theoretical contexts of media and cultural studies. You gain experience of designing and developing digital media products, using industry-standard equipment and authoring tools, and work
on a longer summer project, which may be theoretical, practical or based on a work placement.

Assessment

Modules are usually assessed by 5,000-word term papers and project work. You are also required to submit a dissertation of 15,000-words or multimedia project and report.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Autumn term: you take Theory and Practice of Interactive Media, alongside Media Theory and Research or Expanded Media: Forms and Practices.

Spring term: you take New Developments in Digital Media. In addition, you choose one option from a list that may include Activist Media Practice • Animal Life and the Moving Image • Approaches to Film Noir • Digital Humanities • First Person Film (MA) • Gender Sexuality and Digital Culture • Global News Industries A • Latin American Cinema • Media Histories and Cultural Change • Media, Culture and Communication • Media, Technology and Everyday Life • Music and the Media of Performance (Theory) • New Moving Screens • Photography: Documentary, Landscape, Politics • Queering Popular Culture • Research and Prototyping for Interactive Practice • Sound Environment (Theory) • The Cinematic Body • The Politics of Promotional Culture.

Summer term: you undertake supervised work on a 15,000-word dissertation, or produce a practical project and accompanying 9,000-word critical report, or undertake a work placement and produce a report.

Information for international students

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/5031/33358#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/5031/33358#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/5031/33358#fees

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations70
Creative work15
Dissertation15 (18000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
mfm@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 877538