MSc Interactive Digital Media: University of East London

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MSc Interactive Digital Media: University of East London, School of Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD, London, United Kingdom
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About the programme

This programme aims to provide an enhanced experience of interactive digital media project design and realisation. The key focus is on developing students’ professional skills and abilities or supplementing their current skills with industry-relevant theory and project management expertise. Theoretical work will be underpinned by the practical planning and construction of Interactive Digital Media products.

The MSc is at UEL’s Docklands Campus. SMARTlab and CITE provide a range of facilities for new media research including MAGIClab, an adaptable environment designed to house a range of activities. Here a number of technical skills can be learnt and put into practice, including 3D prototyping and laser cutting. Strong links with the open source community and hard/software development also mean that students can participate in wider discussions and testing of ideas and products. SMARTlab is located in the Knowledge Dock at UEL, a centre for innovation and business start-up. SMARTlab also has links with a large number of schools and other institutions where projects happen on a regular basis.

Programme structure

The programme is offered in traditional or block release mode commencing in September. The programme is offered in full-time mode and part-time mode, commencing September. The full time mode consists of two 15-week semesters plus a 14 week period for a dissertation project.

The block mode instance of the programme will require students to attend for the taught element of the programme from 9am to 6pm for two weeks for each taught module in October/November and in March/April.

Career opportunities

Students will work across genres, disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Graduates can build rewarding careers the majority of market sectors, ranging from careers in the film/entertainment industry and the design sector, to corporate sectors and retail industry, or government and financial sectors.

The expected career destinations for graduates include:

  • Web Developer
  • Human Computer Interface Designer
  • Interactive Product Designer
  • Digital Media Project Manager

Admission requirments

  • First degree in a relevant subject, for example, BSc Computing, BSc Digital Media.
  • The applicants should hold a British award classification of no less than a lower second class honours (2:2). Alternatively, a degree qualification of a standard equivalent from a recognised university outside the U.K is expected.
  • In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.
  • Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement.

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