Digital Media Design (MA)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved
Applications for this course will open in September

Duration

One year full-time or two years part-time

Attendance

Two to three evenings a week full-time or one to two evenings a week part-time, plus occasional Saturdays

Other entry years for this course

2018

How can designers, managers, entrepreneurs and scholars keep pace with the rapidly changing field of digital media and web design? Is it possible to learn skills, approaches and methods that facilitate both current production and the anticipation of future developments in digital media? The MA Digital Media Design provides both the technical and conceptual framework required to succeed in the digital environment of today and tomorrow.

The programme is one of the only MA degrees in the UK to combine professional development and technical skills with academic rigour and scholarly consideration. The philosophy of the programme is that the innovative design and management of digital media must go hand in hand with critical thinking about digital media.

The MA Digital Media Design concentrates on industry-standard techniques, introducing you to core development tools and how to use them. You will develop skills in coding, visual design and image manipulation, and an appreciation of user experience through research.

By the end of the course you will have built connections with companies and industry networks, and have developed project-based portfolios that will greatly facilitate your entry into the job market.

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Highlights

  • Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 13th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2016-17 World University Subject Rankings.
  • The unique combination of technical, management and conceptual skills will increase your chances of working in one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the UK.
  • The majority of jobs in the sector are located in London and the southeast, with Birkbeck uniquely positioned to take advantage of technology hubs such as East London's 'Silicon Roundabout'.
  • Birkbeck's international reputation as a centre for professional and academic development
  • The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students.
  • Watch a video about our MA Digital Media programmes.
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