Over the past few years, career opportunities in the digital media sector have increased dramatically. The interactive media industry is reaching maturity and needs qualified professionals able to offer a diverse range of expertise. This course addresses those needs and is designed to provide you with skills in interactive media content creation, interactive design, digital media production,social media management, digital media project and account management.
About the course
This professionally-oriented course will appeal to graduates with an interest in digital media, experienced professionals from the design, media, public relations and marketing sector wishing to retrain for a career change or promotion, and those wishing to progress towards research and PhD studies. The Masters in Digital Media addresses issues in interactive design, interactive media, the internet and its applications, digital solutions for the 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. The course will provide skills in the relevant multimedia software.
You will learn how to:
assess and select the appropriate tools to produce a digital media project
produce digital media projects using the appropriate software applications
research and analyse the current issues and future developments in digital media, social media, media communications and e-solutions
manage digital media projects and production teams
produce digital media and social media strategies
appreciate the complexity of the international digital media and creative industries and communicate effectively in a media professional environment
apply research, design and management skills to the production of new media projects
Assessment methods include interactive projects, design portfolios, presentations, essays, examinations and reports.
The course consists of two core modules, four optional modules, and a compulsory triple-module project or dissertation. One of the optional modules can be a free module taken from another Master's degree in the University.
Principles of Digital Media
Digital Media Project Management
Optional modules currently offered:
Digital Media Work Placement
Design for the Internet
Digital Media Strategy and Consultancy
Digital Video Production
Principles of Game Design
3D Animation for Multimedia
The Project/Dissertation is equivalent to three modules and is submitted at the end of the course. Research sessions and Project/Dissertation workshops are provided.
Teaching methods include lectures and seminar discussions, computer lab workshops, online learning materials and tutorials.
After the course
The course is particularly suited to students looking to work in: web design; UX 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 and digital information industries.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
A good honours degree or equivalent. Students with lower qualifications but substantial relevant experience in a related area of employment, such as the media and communications industry, are also encouraged to apply. These applicants will be asked to provide a written summary of their work history demonstrating its relationship to the aims of the course.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.