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MA degree/PG Certificate/PG DiplDigital Media and Culture

Coventry University United Kingdom, Coventry / London
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Overview

What is so different about digital media and to what extent has
digitalization changed contemporary culture? This course allows you to
measure the technological and cultural impact of digital media.

In particular, questions of individual and collective identity, the
practices and policies of digital media and cultural institutions, the
interrelationship between digital media, culture and technological
change, and the rise of consumer and “prosumer” cultures are
addressed.

On this Digital Media and Culture MA degree you will measure
modern developments and place them in their historical and
contemporary cultural context and will be analysed through
a variety of popular, commercial and media forms.

A special focus will be the political, ethical and cultural
implications of ongoing ad accelerated digitalization within the
context of a global information society.

The course provides you with a possibility to critically engage with
the theoretical approaches, concepts and terminologies that are
indispensable for (digital) media and cultural analysis. It is
designed to further develop your ability to undertake criticism and
interpretation of a whole range of cultural artefacts, texts,
(digital) media forms, policies, practices and institutions. It raises
questions like: what role do state and market relations play in the
arts and culture?

What is the relationship between the cultural industries, new media
and cultural consumption? How do analog and digital media deal with
issues of race, identity and difference, or censorship? What is the
connection between information technology, social media,
biotechnology, military technology, human bodies and cultural
identities in the 21st Century?

There are opportunities to explore contested issues in depth through
seminars and to participate in open forum discussions, and to explore
particular interests leading to guided research and a substantial,
supervised MA research project.

Modules:

  • Research in Communication, Culture and Media
  • Approaches to Communication, Culture and Media
  • Digital Media and Culture

Four Option Modules to be selected from:

  • Information Societies
  • Media Audiences
  • Communication, Culture and Media Industries
  • Film Theory and Global Context
  • Identity and Cultural Difference
  • Journalism Themes and Issues
  • Public Relations and Information Management
  • Material Cultures

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Career opportunities

Study on the programme may open up a number of career prospects in
the communication, culture and media industries, most notably in the
areas of production, management, research and administration.

The areas of journalism, public relations and related professions, as
well as professions in the educational sector, are likewise open to
students successfully completing the programme. The research training
received may also be applied to further academic study or in public
and private sector organisations.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.