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Digital Media MA

Digital Media MA

Course overview

Make an impact on the digital world and excel in a rapidly growing and fast-changing industry with our MA Digital Media degree, taught at UCA Farnham.

This course appeals to students across a number of subjects, from animation and film to gaming and journalism. Whatever your specialism, this course is ideal if you want to extend your studies and improve your employability in media-related fields in the UK or beyond.

You will explore digital image-making and storytelling techniques for the rapidly changing media landscape, learn about digital marketing and social media, create your own digital material and explore the media business, or post-production techniques and emerging platforms.

Our recent and current industry projects include working with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in Accra, and with China Central Television in Beijing. This work with industry informs our teaching and enriches your learning experience.

Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Farnham
Entry requirements Honours degree and/or relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and practical workshops.

Critical Contexts
This unit introduces you to a range of research methods and tools appropriate to an advanced level of study in creative disciplines. It also outlines key issues and debates in contemporary visual and material culture.

Digital Storytelling
This unit introduces you to a range of practical digital image making tools: Photography, video, graphics, typography, animation, sound, web design and writing content for online environments. To enable you to understand the visual and written content that the online environment demands.

 

 

During this semester you study in-depth the business of media and engage with ideas about contemporary media.

Option 1: The Business of Media: Processes, Models, Law, Regulation
In this unit you will examine the regulatory and intellectual property issues that you will need to engage with as a media professional and explore future funding models for media provision.

Option 2: Interactive Production and Platforms
Post Production and Platforms - in this unit you develop advanced editing skills and have introductory workshops to: visual effects, virtual reality, digital animation and data visualisation.

Industry Based Project
This unit offers you the opportunity to work on a real world project set by industry. This is likely to involve site visits and meetings with the people whose work you will be promoting.

 

In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.

Final Major Project and Professional Practices
You'll research and develop an individual or group project of your choosing for a target audience. You will also create an online professional profile and develop a career plan.

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £10,400

  • EU students full-time - £10,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

The course fees for 2022 entry will be available here shortly. 

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry will be available here in due course.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

To support our students and alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Course specifications

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.

Facilities

Digital Media facilities include a three-camera TV studio networked to our broadcast newsroom equipped with Autocue, a recently upgraded gallery and green screen. Two radio studios and dedicated journalism Mac and PC suites equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite (including PremierPro, Audition, Photoshop and other useful tools) and industry-standard programme-building software. You also have access to an excellent campus library with an up-to-date stock of books, journals and television and radio programmes.

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TV studio, UCA Farnham

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TV studio, UCA Farnham

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Radio studio, UCA Farnham

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Library, UCA Farnham

Course connections

Course Connections

This course prepares you for further research or study, or for a wide range of communication and media careers in:

  • Television post production
  • Media content production
  • Marketing
  • Corporate communications
  • Campaigns and communication in the public and the third sector
  • Media enterprise and business start-ups.

You may want to undertake further study or a research degree to specialise even more.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

For this course, you’ll be required to submit an online portfolio via your UCA Applicant Portal. Further information on how to compile and upload your portfolio will be provided once you have applied. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our International Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892838 or internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.


For more information visit our how to apply pages

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