(MA) Digital Media
Entry for 2010
This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
The MA in Digital Media at Sussex aims to provide:
(i) A distinctive programme of high intellectual quality based on the teaching of theoretical, analytical and critical skills focussed on cultural and communicative activities involving digital media in social, political, psychological, economic and creative life. The programme is designed to enable you to examine the media in their historical development, as texts, as social and economic institutions, as technologies and forms and within local, national and global contexts.
(ii) The programme is also designed to develop your skills as a practitioner of digital media and to allow you to critically interrogate forms of digital media practice and to make connections with media practice and media theory.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successfully completing the MA, you will:
1 have acquired an advanced grounding in the theories and methods prevalent in contemporary Media and Cultural Studies with reference in particular to digital media and to the transformations in media digital technologies are producing.
2 be familiar with a range of interdisciplinary approaches to media institutions, texts and audiences, and the 'circuit of culture'
3 be able to engage critically with the construction of media representations
4 be able to produce self-directed, original research drawing on a range of scholarly sources and applying appropriate conceptual frameworks and methodological skills.
5 have explored the use and application of different approaches in some specific areas and case studies
6 be able to produce digital media artefacts and to critically engage with questions of production and practice.
7 be able to make individual and team presentations using media resources
8 be able to deploy the skills of exegesis, conceptualisation and argumentation necessary for further research in media studies and adaptable to related fields of study and employment.
For information on the composition of this course please see either the on-line Undergraduate prospectus for undergraduate related courses or the on-line Postgraduate prospectus for postgraduate related courses.
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