Our focus at the University of Bergen is on digital arts and culture, with two main focus areas:
1) digital textuality
2) critical and historical approaches to technology and society. Research and teaching are based on theoretical, historical and analytical approaches to digital culture together with practical applications of technology in the humanities context.
Teaching at the MA level is research based. Current research at the department includes work on electronic literature and other new forms of art and narrative that are developing in the digital media, work on gender and technology, on blogging as a learning and communication tool and as a form of narrative, on online games (MMOGs) as a cultural arena, on online social networks, and on using technology to analyse textual expression by computational means.
We also have close contact with research groups working on text technology and computational linguistics.
A Master´s degree in Digital Culture is a qualification for continued research, for instance in a PhD, and for teaching. Students who have taken the degree are currently employed in diverse fields such as technology journalism, web design, teaching, administration and development of corporate information systems, innovation in the mobile services industry, art, culture and programming.
The Digital Culture programme is offered by the University of Bergen.
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A first degree (Bachelor´s degree) of three or four years' duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language, for example documented by TOEFL or IELTS.
Your Bachelor´s degree must have a specialization in Digital Culture (formerly humanistic informatics). A BA in Digital Culture is the general qualification for application to the MA program. The specialization should correspond to at least three semesters of full-time studies, 90 ECTS credits.
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