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Film Studios, UCA Farnham

Digital Media MA

Digital Media MA

Farnham

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.

A one-year course of advanced study for furthering your research skills and specialising within your discipline.

A year-long preparatory course of study to ready you for your Master’s, developing your specialist skills, research acumen and confidence in working autonomously.

The Integrated Pre-Masters course has been suspended for 2022 entry.

A year-long preparatory course of study to ready you for your Master’s in the UK, developing your English speaking and writing together with your specialist skills, research acumen and confidence in working autonomously.

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Course details

Course details

The content of the course may be subject to change. Curriculum content is provided as a guide.

Get ready for your chosen postgraduate course with this preparatory year of specialist study. With a mix of online and face-to-face learning, UCA’s Integrated Pre-Masters is designed to give you insight into the study skills required to complete a Master’s, within the context of your creative subject. You’ll build skills in autonomous learning, forming your own targets and goals, honing your research skills, time management and professional practice.

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has launched an Integrated International Pre-Masters year. On this course you’ll prepare for postgraduate study with a mix of online and face-to-face learning that will give you the study skills required to complete a Master’s, and you’ll also improve your English for academic study.

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.

Research and Critical Approcahes: Digital Media
This unit explores the different modes of research related to the creative process. It is a critical and practical study in which students will develop their skills in translating imagined film concepts into treatments, project proposals, screenplays and other forms of communicating film ideas.

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.

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 - 2022 entry

UK students:

  • Integrated Pre-Masters course - £10,500
  • MA course - £10,500

EU students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course - £10,500 (see fee discount information)
  • MA course - £10,500 (see fee discount information)

International students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course - £17,500
  • MA course - £17,500

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees there may be other costs for your course. The things that you are likely to need to budget for to get the most out of a creative arts education will include books, printing costs, occasional or optional study trips and/or project materials. These costs will vary according to the nature of your project work and the individual choices that you make.

Further information
For more detailed information about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to please see our fees and finance pages.

The fees listed here 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

MA course

  • 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.

 


 

MA course with Integrated Pre-Masters course
MA course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course

A recognised bachelor degree or 3 year diploma with a strong portfolio in a relevant subject.

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

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

Pre-sessional English courses

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

MA course
MA course with Integrated Pre-Masters course
MA course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course

For these courses, we’ll need to see your visual or written portfolio for review. We’ll invite you to upload your portfolio online via your Applicant Portal – further information will be provided once you have applied. If you would prefer to meet the Academic Team in person for a review of your work on campus, this can also be arranged for you.

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