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Our Digital Media MA course will enable you to take advantage of the dramatic rise in career opportunities within the digital media sector. You’ll learn skills in interactive media content creation, interactive design, digital media production, social media management, digital media project management and much more.

You might be an experienced professional from the design, media, public relations or marketing sectors who's looking for a career change or promotion. You could be a graduate who would like to progress towards research and PhD studies. Or maybe you’re simply someone who has an interest in digital media. Whatever your background or future ambitions, our professionally-oriented course will help you work towards your goal.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

As the interactive media industry reaches its maturity, employers are searching for qualified professionals with a diverse range of skills and knowledge. Our master’s course will help you develop the expertise employers are looking for.

What you'll study

You’ll study current topics in areas of design including:

  • interactive media
  • the internet and its applications
  • digital solutions for private industry and the public sector
  • usability design
  • effective digital media project management
  • digital audiences and audience research
  • social media management
  • digital media strategy
  • digital interactive television
  • mobile communications and new media ownership

You’ll develop skills in relevant multimedia software including Adobe Creative Cloud to ensure your practical skills are in line with the latest thinking and practices in digital media.

Learn how to manage projects

We’ll teach you how to manage successful projects. This will begin with the assessment and selection of the appropriate tools and software applications for producing a digital media project. You'll also learn how to develop digital media and social media strategies.

You’ll then study how to manage production teams and communicate effectively in a professional media environment. By the end of the programme you should be able to confidently navigate the complexity of the international digital media and creative industries.

Assessment

Assessment methods on our course include interactive projects, design portfolios, presentations, essays, reports and a final dissertation and / or project.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Digital Media Project Management (core, 20 credits)
  • Principles of Digital Media (core, 20 credits)
  • Digital Media Dissertation (alternative core, 60 credits)
  • Digital Project (alternative core, 60 credits)
  • Advanced English for Masters Studies (option, 20 credits)
  • Digital Media Strategy and Consultancy (option, 20 credits)
  • Digital Storytelling (option, 20 credits)
  • Digital Video Production (option, 20 credits)
  • Globalisation (option, 20 credits)
  • Interaction Design (option, 20 credits)
  • Multimedia Journalism (option, 20 credits)
  • Web Design (option, 20 credits)
  • Work Related Learning (option, 20 credits)

What our students say

“The teacher is awesome. She’s really passionate and I’ve learnt a lot from her. She guided me in the right direction and gave me lots of useful advice. Before I graduated I got an internship with JP Morgan as an UI and UX designer so I’m continuing on to my future job and I’m really grateful.”

Yu Hsuan Chen, Digital Media MA graduate

“Whilst I was studying I found a job. I’m now a senior editor at a production company.”

Alejandro Negueruela, Digital Media MA graduate

“I had the opportunity to meet people from South Korea and Russia, and I’m still friends with many of them. The study experience was really good and the lecturers were all very approachable. The type of subjects we were studying were really interesting and there were a lot of opportunities to research and to create our own paths.”

Silvia Destefanis, Digital Media MA graduate

After the course

Our graduates have gone to work for companies including Red Bull Media House and Miniclip. There roles have included digital media producer, digital media manager, freelance graphic designer and junior account manager.

As a graduate of our Digital Media MA, you'll be well suited to work in:

  • web design
  • user experience design
  • interactive media production
  • digital video production
  • new media project management and account handling
  • consultancy and policy advice in the area of digital media and communication technology
  • social media management
  • digital media strategy
  • training and research in related fields
  • electronic publishing
  • online journalism and broadcasting
  • administration, management and research in digital media
  • digital advertising and marketing
  • digital information industries

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


Visit the Digital Media MA page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

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