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Digital Asset and Media Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
This MA Digital Asset and Media Management course ,at King's College London looks at the creation, management, curation and repurposing of digital media and digital assets.

About

The Digital Asset and Media Management MA at King's College London takes a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, allowing you to explore and critically assess competing theories and practices from across new media digital management, archival, and information science. 

This will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the requirements across many domains. In recent years there has been an explosion in the volume, complexity and range of digital content in a variety of media. 

This has been called the big data revolution and is closely connected to the increasing interest in the digital economy as an engine of growth.

Key Benefits

  • We draw on a wide range of expertise, offering insights into curatorial and archival practices of dealing with digital assets as well as into technologies and wider socio-economic questions such as rights and project management.
  • The course tutors offer unrivalled expertise in technologies and processes that allow the quick and efficient storage, retrieval and reuse of digital assets. They come from a diverse and highly interdisciplinary background, having run digital archives or worked in the digital industries in the past.
  • Through the optional internship module students can have direct access to some of the world’s most important culture and media institutions.
  • Close links and regular speakers from the content sector give students insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area.

Career prospects

There is an increasing demand for professionals with digital asset and media management expertise. Our MA responds to this demand for digitally literate professionals to work in the educational and heritage institutions as well as the publishing, broadcast, and creative content industries.

 The skills and knowledge that you will develop over the course of our MA will make you valuable to all institutions concerned with the effective management of their information and media assets, for example, museums and galleries, archives, media organisations, publishing houses, government and industry and healthcare and law firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Web Technologies
  • Digital Publishing
  • Communication and Consumption of Cultural Heritage
  • Material Culture of the Book
  • Metadata Theory and Practice
  • Digital Asset and Media Management in the Broadcast Media
  • Digital Asset and Media Technologies in Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) valid in any discipline and/ or substantial work experience involving the management, use or creation of digital media and resources.
  • Please provide a writing sample of around 500 words, answering the following questions. Please note this an essential requirement and supporting statements which do not answer the questions below will not be assessed as part of your application. 
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23940 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4995 per year
  • Overseas fees: £11970 per year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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