This course builds your design, technological, management and business knowledge, and develops the research and communication skills you will need to work in a web or digital media organisation.
This MSc qualification was developed in partnership with local industry, which identified a need for people who can communicate with customers, designers and developers in order to manage projects.
The city of Brighton & Hove is one of Europe's most vibrant creative, digital and IT (CDIT) clusters and this innovative environment is complemented by our teaching style. Invitations to industry conferences form part of our course's induction and industry leaders are often asked to speak with our students.
The course has been developed with regard to the Skillset (Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries) National Occupational Standards for Interactive Media.
This flexible course can be studied either full-time or part-time.
Modules involve approximately 20 per cent classroom teaching and 80 per cent individual or group work.
The course ends with a major project. This may take the form of an internship at a digital media company, an individually directed development project (which might entail creating your own brand/business) or carrying out a substantial piece of research.
You will study seven core modules and two optional modules. The option modules allow you to specialise in the areas of the course that interest you the most.
Web Development Creative Design Lab Interaction Design and Evaluation Process Interface and Information Design Research Methods Project Management Major project
Marketing for Interactive Technologies Interactive Technologies Business Context Intellectual Property Law New Media Application Development Individual project and research options
Graduates of the course have gone on to work in a number of roles in digital media including:
• Digital Media Project Manager • Digital Content Executive • UI Designer • VP Strategic Content Marketing
Brighton is acknowledged as a major digital media cluster. There are plenty of opportunities to network with companies and organisations in the sector. Many of these will be made available to you through the course itself.