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New Media (MA)

Course Description

Students of New Media gain an in-depth knowledge of new media theory viewed from the perspectives of media-archaeological, materialist and other critical traditions, and applied to such topics as blogging, locative media, networks and protocol. They also receive training in the areas of information-aesthetics and visualisation, in which the emphasis is on how to read, understand and critique information graphics, interfaces and online interactivity.

The Master's programme in New Media yields 60 ECTS credits: 20 credits for core courses, 10 credits for electives, 10 credits for the New Media and Digital Culture research seminar and 20 credits for a Master's thesis.

The specific number of credits a student is required to obtain through coursework is determined by the admissions committee and is based on the student's previous qualifications. Fulfilment of all the requirements will take at least one year.

Accreditation and degree

New Media is a track of the master's programme in Media en cultuur (Media and Culture). The quality of this master's programme has been positively assessed (accredited) by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally recognised Master's degree in Media en cultuur (Media and Culture) and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Entry Requirements

The Master's programme is open to students with an UvA Bachelor's degree or an equivalent Bachelor's degree from another university in:Media and culture (media en cultuur) a disciplines in the Humanities related to Media Studies, Social Sciences, design/media practice or science, to be assessed by the Examination Board Students with a Bachelor's degree in a discipline not mentioned above may also have access to this Master's programme.

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