London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Digital Media MA course will enable you to take advantage of the dramatic rise in career opportunities within the digital media sector. You’ll learn skills in interactive media content creation, interactive design, digital media production, social media management, digital media project management and much more.

You might be an experienced professional from the design, media, public relations or marketing sectors who's looking for a career change or promotion. You could be a graduate who would like to progress towards research and PhD studies. Or maybe you’re simply someone who has an interest in digital media. Whatever your background or future ambitions, our professionally-oriented course will help you work towards your goal.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

As the interactive media industry reaches its maturity, employers are searching for qualified professionals with a diverse range of skills and knowledge. Our master’s course will help you develop the expertise employers are looking for.

You’ll study current topics in areas of design including:

- interactive media

- the internet and its applications

- digital solutions for private industry and the public sector

- usability design

- effective digital media project management

- digital audiences and audience research

- social media management

- digital media strategy

- digital interactive television

- mobile communications and new media ownership

You’ll develop skills in relevant multimedia software including Adobe Creative Cloud to ensure your practical skills are in line with the latest thinking and practices in digital media.

**What our students say**

“The teacher is awesome. She’s really passionate and I’ve learnt a lot from her. She guided me in the right direction and gave me lots of useful advice. Before I graduated I got an internship with JP Morgan as an UI and UX designer so I’m continuing on to my future job and I’m really grateful.”

Yu Hsuan Chen, Digital Media MA graduate

“Whilst I was studying I found a job. I’m now a senior editor at a production company.”

Alejandro Negueruela, Digital Media MA graduate

“I had the opportunity to meet people from South Korea and Russia, and I’m still friends with many of them. The study experience was really good and the lecturers were all very approachable. The type of subjects we were studying were really interesting and there were a lot of opportunities to research and to create our own paths.”

Silvia Destefanis, Digital Media MA graduate

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)

Creative Digital Imaging (core, 30 credits)

Designing and Scripting Interactive Media (core, 30 credits)

Developing Your Career (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Digital Media (core, 15 credits)

Media Genres (core, 30 credits)

Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Digital Humanities (core, 15 credits)

Digital Media Practice (core, 30 credits)

Responsive Web Design (core, 30 credits)

Social Media Strategies (core, 15 credits)

3D Animation: Principles and Practice (option, 15 credits)

Documentary Photography and Photography Journalism (option, 15 credits), Installation and Site (option, 15 credits)

Television Studio Practice (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Digital Management and Enterprise (core, 30 credits)

Digital Media Project (core, 30 credits)

E-Learning: Development and Design (core, 15 credits)

Game Design (core, 15 credits)

3-D Character Animation and Effects (option, 15 credits)

Analysing Popular Music (option, 15 credits)

Digital Media and Media and Communications Work Placement (option, 15 credits)

Digital Video Post-Production (option, 15 credits)

Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2020 02/2021

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £3,175 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,700 Overseas Fees