Master

Assess the meanings and effects of new media

New media produced by vast and rapidly expanding creative and commercial industries have become an important part of many everyday activities. Would you like to explore how they are changing our daily practices and cultures?

During the one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualisations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. You will also complete a research internship to complement your theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice. By actively taking part in ongoing research, you will build an extensive network of international connections that will help you start a promising career.

Moderately sized groups of students, individual tutoring, and the chance to participate in international research projects provide you with multiple ways to develop your skills, explore your interests, and achieve valuable academic and personal results. Our dynamic and active community of students, alumni, and scholars provides a wide array of extracurricular activities and access to a large network of practitioners, media artists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and activists from the most diverse strands of digital culture.

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Programme objective

  • We offer a stimulating learning environment in which you will develop the vocabulary to analyse and reflect on the meanings, functions, and effects of new media technologies.
  • You will develop the ability to translate your new media knowledge and skills into practical advice, policies, and applications.
  • You will acquire the tools to become a critical citizen, journalist, researcher, teacher, writer, designer, or policy-maker of the future.

Summary

Degree:
  • Title: MA
  • Master's degree in: Mediastudies
  • Programme: New Media & Digital Culture
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Chroho code:
60830
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Duration:
1 year
ECTS:
60
Start of studies:
  • February
  • September
Tuition fees:
  • Statutory fee - fulltime: € 1,906 (2014-2015)
  • Institutional fee: € 15,150 (2014-2015)
Faculty:
Humanities
Graduate school:
Humanities