12 months
1854 USD/year
1854 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Digital Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  is a 1 year full-time or 2 years-part degree offered in Game Design, Game Studies and Interactive Narrative.


Key facts

Research in these fields fall under the Masters by Dissertation, or Dissertation with Creative Work. The Digital Arts degree allows candidates to focus on a range of topics, and have the option to link their research to their own creative practice.Research in Interactive Narrative includes work on Storytelling in Interactive Environments, Visual Storytelling, Hypermedia Narrative, Creative Writing in Interactive Media, and Scriptwriting of Interactive Environments.This Masters from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  allows for research from the perspective of candidates from other disciplines in the humanities (for example Anthropology, English Literature, Psychology), from arts and design backgrounds AND candidates from engineering, science and technology backgrounds who wish to engage with the creative possibilities offered by games and interactive stories.As this is a developing field in South Africa with almost no research available within a local context we encourage study into South African and African industries and practices.

Programme Structure

  • Research topics in Games include Game Design, Games in Culture, Games as Artistic Expression, Games in Education, Serious and Applied Games, and Simulation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Masters by Coursework and Research Report:
A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.
  • Masters by Dissertation:
A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1854 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1854 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1854 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1854 USD per year during 12 months.

R 27 050

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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