The established and exciting degree is designed to help you understand digital transformations in media, culture and society and apply this understanding in practice, in the media and creative industries and in further research. You will be equipped with skills that can be applied to current and future developments in digital media, social media, computing and other aspects of technology.
The Digital Media programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, educates aspiring media practitioners and academics as well as early and mid-career professionals who seek to reflect on their roles in a structured and stimulating learning environment designed to give all students up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital media and the skills to apply that knowledge to future developments.
We provide graduates with skills that are cutting edge: in the critical analysis and/or creative production of digital media; in the disciplinary knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary for current and future forms of media and technology; in the awareness of how digital media and technologies are re-shaping society from the ways we communicate (through social media and web 2.0) to the increasingly ‘smart’ environments in which we live.
Our programme provides a theory and practice pathway and prepares students for work in the following areas:
- media and creative industries; advertising, marketing and PR (graduates of the MA Digital Media have found work with Virgin Media, Google, the BBC and other leading organisations worldwide)
- research and academia (graduates from this programme have gone on to study for PhD degrees in higher education institutions around the world and also here with us)
- media production and new media art (graduates have exhibited, published and produced work in photography, journalism, TV, documentary, film and multimedia)
Programme StructureThe MA offers three pathways:
- Pathway 1 is a theory programme where you learn about developments in digital media and technology from a wide range of perspectives.
- Pathway 2 (Image Making) is a theory and practice programme where you will work with one or more of the following – animation, photography, video and other forms of moving image – to create installations, apps and single/multi-screen work that is responsive to a continually changing digital landscape.
- Pathway 3 (Critical Computing) is a theory and practice programme where you will interrogate technical objects through critically learning a technical subject and by collectively criticising the results and processes involved – for example, by studying the racialisation of algorithms or exploring non-proprietary databases, operating systems, software licensing, programming, networking and open hardware in the shape of physical computing.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Media Studies & Mass Media Digital Communication View 244 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United Kingdom
- You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. If you're applying to the practice pathway you'll also need to submit a portfolio of work. Further details are in the 'How to apply' section.
- You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
International16570 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- The Department of Media and Communications regularly offers fee waivers for this MA.
Stationers' Postgraduate Bursary
- There is also £6,000 bursary available for UK students studying this course.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.