UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Production pathway of the Digital Media MA is designed to provide students with a theoretical knowledge of digital media and the practical skills to apply that knowledge to future developments in digital arts, practice and future research. Students will learn histories and theories of digital production in the media arts. They will follow this with experience of studio-based design work in digital animation and digital games, based in the new Future Media studio at the UCL Knowledge Lab. The degree is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical engagement with a rapidly changing digital landscape.

This course will interest students who possess intermediate to advanced practice-based skills and who seek to extend those in a structured and stimulating studio-based environment. It is suited to those considering a career in the media arts; or to those in any sector wishing to advance their design skills in digital media as continuing professional development. This pathway will equip students to progress to a broad range of careers in the media, including the creative industries, the museums, libraries and galleries sector, and media education. It does not provide professional training of the kind the industry itself offers; but rather an experience of advanced production in different media forms. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,440 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,440 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £21,790 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,275 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,275 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,060 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. media studies, cultural studies, art, education, digital media, interactive media, English. Applicants with a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a non-relevant subject and at least one year's experience within the fields of education, media and/or the cultural industries will also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100