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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Digital Media

Programme code:MA-COMM/DMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Allison Cavanagh Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Media and Communication

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Programme specification:

The MA Digital Media will provide students with a unique blend of new media theory and practice, equipping them with the necessary skills for future work or research in the field of new media. The programme aims to develop critical thinking, creative and technical skills in relation to new media. The programme offers the combination of an in-depth understanding of new media and its role in social, cultural and economic life with the further development of existing, practical new media design and production skills (such as visual, web or interaction design, animation, gaming or advanced database design).

On the MA Digital Media, students will:

- Understand and critique new media as a socio-cultural phenomenon
- Develop understanding of key contemporary issues and debates in relation to new media
- Develop practical production skills in planning, designing, developing and implementing new media systems and solutions
- Have an opportunity to further develop and expand their existing new media portfolios
- Learn to position new media in the context of the creative / cultural industries, and consider the ways in which new media and these industries shape and are shaped by each other.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

COMM5600MDissertation and Research Methods60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
COMM5780MDigital Practices60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules or may take a 30 credit Discovery module if timetabling allows:

COMM5005MContemporary Debates in Media and Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5250MFeminism, Identity and Media30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5260MUnderstanding the Audience30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM5705MIdentity and Culture30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5801MUrban Narratives30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules or may take a 30 credit Discovery module if timetabling allows:

COMM5120MGender and Media Histories: Feminist Methods30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5160MCritical Studies in Visual Communication30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5550MPopular Music and Society30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5630MCommunication and Public Opinion30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM5796MClimate Communication30 creditsNot running in 202425
COMM5866MGlobal migration, ‘race’ and media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

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