Taught course

Digital Media Practice: Interaction Design

Institution
University of Winchester · Media and Film School
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. All applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of relevant work along with a short written statement outlining the relevance of the programme to their previous experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Digital Media Practice programmes at Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry.

These professionally-focused programmes allow for the dynamic understanding and development of theory within the context of practice. The programmes are structured to enhance skills within a range of specialist careers in the digital media industry. Partnerships with professional practitioners and bodies give students the starting point to develop their own network of professional contacts and to identify key practitioners.

Study consists of four core modules plus two optional modules, where students undertake individual projects and case studies relevant to their particular area of interest. The programme aims to encourage experimentation, innovation and risk-taking.

Students studying MA Digital Media Practice can choose any two optional modules; students studying the Visualisation or Interaction Design pathways must choose two optional modules from the appropriate section. Every student has a final dissertation or equivalent extended project.

Core modules:
Digital Media Principles
Design Practice
Emerging Media Student Directed Project
Research Proposal
Dissertation/Major Project

Optional modules (ID):
Interaction Design
Narrative and Storytelling
AR and VR Interaction
UX, UCD and UI Design

Students develop new ideas and theories through their engagement with several live client projects, which may culminate in the real-time release of output through different media platforms. Practical work is supported and enhanced through master classes, seminars, discussions, workshops, tutorials and self-directed study, and by undertaking work in professional contexts.

Through the undertaking of projects, students engage with real-world tasks, with assessment reflecting the solutions and outcomes expected in the digital media industry. Assessment takes place throughout the life of a project in order to test and offer feedback on the process and integration of skills. Students are required to complete a final substantial piece of work in the form of either an appropriate digital media project or a written dissertation.

Graduates pursue careers in the digital media industry as lead designers, design researchers, account directors, content writers and creative producers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

Home and EU tuition fee: £6,400
International tuition fee: £12,400

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234