Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MA Digital Media is unique in its combination of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary media and technology. The established and exciting degree is designed to help you understand digital transformations in media, culture and society and apply this understanding in practice, in the media and creative industries and in further research. You will be equipped with skills that can be applied to current and future developments in digital media, social media, computing and other aspects of technology. The MA Digital Media educates aspiring media practitioners and academics as well as early and mid-career professionals who seek to reflect on their roles in a structured and stimulating learning environment designed to give all students up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital media and the skills to apply that knowledge to future developments. The MA offers three pathways: Pathway 1 is a theory programme where you learn about developments in digital media and technology from a wide range of perspectives; Pathway 2 (Image Making) is a theory and practice programme where you will work with one or more of the following - animation, photography, video and other forms of moving image - to create installations, apps and single/multi-screen work that is responsive to a continually changing digital landscape; Pathway 3 (Critical Computing) is a theory and practice programme where you will interrogate technical objects through critically learning a technical subject and by collectively criticising the results and processes involved - for example, by studying the racialisation of algorithms or exploring non-proprietary databases, operating systems, software licensing, programming, networking and open hardware in the shape of physical computing. The programme provides a theory and practice pathway and prepares students for work in the following areas: media and creative industries; advertising, marketing and PR (graduates of the MA Digital Media have found work with Virgin Media, Google, the BBC and other leading organisations worldwide); research and academia (graduates from this programme have gone on to study for PhD degrees in higher education institutions around the world and also here with us); media production and new media art (graduates have exhibited, published and produced work in photography, journalism, TV, documentary, film and multimedia).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,750 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,570 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,875 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,875 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,285 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject or an experiential background, in a relevant subject, and an ability to engage with cultural theory. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.