|Location||United Kingdom, University of Bedfordshire|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 Years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course will make graduates highly employable across a number of
media-related sectors, including media research, journalism, arts
administration, video and game production, web design, social
networking, marketing, advertising and PR.
During the course you will:
- Enjoy the opportunity of specialising in a new media field of your
- Receive individual tutorial support for your self-directed study
- Work closely with a teaching team made up of specialists across a
number of fascinating fields in the media
- Benefit from networking opportunities at research seminars,
screenings and guest talks
- Study at the home of the editorial base for Convergence: The
International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
- Gain access to our multi-million pound Media Arts Centre, which
includes a television studio, white space studio, performance studio,
two electronic newsrooms, a radio station, ten digital video suites,
multimedia computer suites, creative writing labs, and studios for
animation and design work
- Enhance your understanding of the processes of communication, the
impact of new media, and the ways in which the media industries are
Areas of study you may cover on this course include:
- Emerging technologies
- Designing for the web
- Media and cyber culture
- Games studies
- Online industry and community
- Publishing and new technology
- Research methods
- Media and cultural theory
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Students will be encouraged to identify their strengths, interests
and development needs in relation to the practices and conventions of
both the media industry and of scholarship and research.
For further guidance on career management skills, see the SOAR
SOAR is a student-centred process for integrating personal, academic
and career development.
CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
The qualification will be of value to anyone seeking employment in
the media. The media industry is a rapidly changing field and an
understanding of the ways in which the media can be allied is an
important transferable skill. The project work on the course provides
opportunity to make contacts and develop specialist knowedge of
specific areas of the media. Typical areas that Media graduates find
work in include broadcasting, journalism, arts administration,
photography, theatre, research, marketing sales and advertising,
design, writing. In addition students graduating with an MA New Media
and Internet Technology will be suitably equipped to seek work in the
rapidly expanding new media industries.
Students who graduate from this MA Course will be qualified to apply
for MPhil and PhD research degrees.