This MA is associated with the acclaimed Centre for Material Digital Culture.
The course offers an exciting opportunity to combine theoretical and practical work to give you an excellent working knowledge of the field of digital media. The MA is designed to offer advanced study of digital media, aimed at graduates who wish to further their study and at professionals who wish to consider
developments in the field. While it is not a vocational course, it may also be of interest to those seeking to enter digital media industries.
Teaching is through lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops in small groups. This MA locates digital media within the theoretical contexts of media and cultural studies. You gain experience of designing and developing digital media products, using industry-standard equipment and authoring tools, and work
on a longer summer project, which may be theoretical, practical or based on a work placement.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Theory and Practice of Interactive Media, alongside Media Theory and Research or Expanded Media: Forms and Practices.
Spring term: you take New Developments in Digital Media. In addition, you choose one option from a list that may include Activist Media Practice • Animal Life and the Moving Image • Approaches to Film Noir • Digital Humanities • First Person Film (MA) • Gender Sexuality and Digital Culture • Global News Industries A • Latin American Cinema • Media Histories and Cultural Change • Media, Culture and Communication • Media, Technology and Everyday Life • Music and the Media of Performance (Theory) • New Moving Screens • Photography: Documentary, Landscape, Politics • Queering Popular Culture • Research and Prototyping for Interactive Practice • Sound Environment (Theory) • The Cinematic Body • The Politics of Promotional Culture.
Summer term: you undertake supervised work on a 15,000-word dissertation, or produce a practical project and accompanying 9,000-word critical report, or undertake a work placement and produce a report.
Modules are usually assessed by 5,000-word term papers and project work. You are also required to submit a dissertation of 15,000-words or multimedia project and report.
The University of Sussex
aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/