University of Warwick

Digital Media and Culture - MA

University of Warwick
In Coventry

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Typology Master
Location Coventry
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Coventry
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Digital processes are transforming culture, the economy and society. This course explores the origins and impact of these changes. It gives you the training to understand and make use of digital media critically, creatively and productively.

If you’re pursuing a professional career in knowledge-based industries, whether in museums, marketing agencies, businesses, charities, new-media production companies, public relations or think-tanks, this course is for you. It will equally qualify you with the academic skills for further doctoral study.

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Location

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Coventry (West Midlands)
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University Of Warwick, CV4 7AL

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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

You’ll develop a critical and practice-based understanding of the impact of links, queries, downloads and uploads, file formats, archives, databases and networks more generally. Core modules introduce you to the conceptual and methodological dimensions of the digital realm. You then select two or three option modules in areas that cover the theoretical and socioeconomic aspects of digital culture, urban science, big data and complexity. A dissertation allows you to explore your own questions and interests in more depth.

· Who is it intended for?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: local government; media arts institutions; galleries; social media companies and start-ups; third sector organisations and charities. Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: digital marketing and advertising; data journalism; digital publishing; public relations and think tanks.

· Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

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What you'll learn on the course

Media
Digital
Dissertation
Social Science
Spatial Methods
Digital Sociology
Visualisation
Design
Ethnography
Big Data

Course programme

Core Modules:
  • Approaches to the Digital
  • Digital Objects, Digital Methods
  • Dissertation
Optional Modules:

This programme has optional modules to choose from (e.g. Visualisation; User Interface Cultures). At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available please visit the Centre website.

Teaching:

Modules in this course make use of range of teaching and learning techniques, including, for example: blended learning including the use of an online virtual learning environment; student group and project work; lectures; seminars; reading and directed critical discussion; independent research by students; practice-based activities. Modules are designed to allow students with different disciplinary backgrounds to learn from each other and have a productive exchange of ideas.

Assessment:

A combination of essays, reports, design projects, technical report writing, practice assessments, group work and presentations and an individual research project.

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