Master of Art Degrees in Digital Media

Compare 23 MA Programs in Digital Media

Digital Media

A Master of Arts (MA) degree is a post-graduate degree designed for individuals who wish to go a step further with their education. They typically study topics such as social sciences, communication, or fine arts. One such degree is the MA in Digital Media.

What is an MA in Digital Media? Today, the demand for digital media experts is growing at an exponential rate, and to meet that demand, many colleges and universities have begun offering master’s degrees in that area. Such a degree may have a particular focus, like entertainment, education or social media, whereas others may be more generalized. Typically, coursework will include instruction in a number of business-oriented disciplines that relate to the digital field including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Digital Media Law, Information Systems and Digital Technologies.

Among the benefits of this degree is the availability of good paying, professional positions in a wide variety of industries. For instance, television, film, online education, video game development and other high tech industries are just a few. In addition, freelance opportunities abound. Another benefit is that graduates often have the opportunity to work abroad, expanding the digital revolution into countries around the globe. Those with the desire may be able to continue their studies to earn doctorates in digital media, further expanding their opportunities.

This degree is offered by many institutions, and the cost for completion varies depending on numerous factors such as geographic location and method of delivery, as well as whether the school is a public or private institution. Regardless of cost, most programs can be completed within two years. There are also different format options available, including the traditional full-time model, as well as part-time, evening, and online classes.

Graduates with an advanced digital media degree may pursue many potential career paths. Possibilities include Entertainment Manager, Event Production Manager, Digital Marketing Manager, Film and/or Music Producer, Freelance Consultant, and Information System Manager. However, this degree is applicable to an increasing number of positions, with new ones being developed continually.

As these programs can be highly competitive, it is important that potential students apply as soon as they can. The process is simple. You need only complete an online document. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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M.A. New Media Production

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2019 USA St. Louis

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms. [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms.

In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact.... [-]


MA in Digital Media Management

Sheffield Hallam University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 United Kingdom Sheffield

The creative industries sector is vibrant, fast-growing and brings immense benefit to developed economies. In the UK alone, the creative industries are worth over £77 billion a year and account for 5% of the economy, with exports of over £17 billion per annum. Skilled digital media management professionals are in demand to meet this phenomenal growth. Your studies are based in our modern media labs in the Department of Media Arts and Communication. Many of our academic staff bring industry experience to their teaching. The course also includes a regular programme of industry speakers and client-based projects, as well as a foundation for those wishing to move into media management roles within organizations, recognize existing skills and knowledge through a formal qualification, or start their own media business. [+]

The creative industries sector is vibrant, fast-growing and brings immense benefit to developed economies. In the UK alone, the creative industries are worth over £77 billion a year and account for 5% of the economy, with exports of over £17 billion per annum. Skilled digital media management professionals are in demand to meet this phenomenal growth.

Your studies are based in our modern media labs in the Department of Media Arts and Communication. Many of our academic staff bring industry experience to their teaching. The course also includes a regular programme of industry speakers and client-based projects, as well as a foundation for those wishing to move into media management roles within organizations, recognize existing skills and knowledge through a formal qualification, or start their own media business.... [-]


Master Corporate Media (MA)

Leipzig School of Media
Campus Part time 3 semesters October 2019 Germany Leipzig

Part-time studies with a focus on corporate communications, marketing and PR, study language: German (minimum level C1 required) [+]

Part-time studies with a focus on corporate communications, marketing and PR

Website and corporate blog, customer magazine and social media channels, print advertisements and online banners - corporate communications, public relations and marketing are just as multifaceted as complex fields of work today. In order to attract the attention of customers and consumers to successfully establish their own brand and build long-lasting customer relationships, companies and other organizations need to align all their communication efforts. Activities of corporate publishing and traditional public relations work require a consistent content marketing strategy that ideally uses the means of brand storytelling. Customers can be approached in this way at different touchpoints and accompanied on their entire customer journey. The degree program Corporate Media (formerly Corporate Publishing) of the Leipzig School of Media (LSoM) provides specialists from communication and marketing departments with the necessary skills to master these challenges in times of digitization within three semesters.... [-]


MA International Journalism for Digital Media

University of Salford
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Our course explores in both theoretical and practical terms current issues in journalism in the context of the digital revolution and media convergence. [+]

In Brief: You will study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus next to the BBC and ITV studios in the region’s biggest media hub Share your knowledge and work together with fellow students from the UK and many other countries in a multicultural environment Get first-hand industry practice experience and learn from leading broadcast and digital journalism practitioners Part-time study option Based at MediaCityUK Overseas study available Work/industrial placement opportunity International students can apply Course Summary

Our course explores in both theoretical and practical terms current issues in journalism in the context of the digital revolution and media convergence.

It combines solid foundations of journalism practice with the latest developments in multimedia techniques, digital journalism, and social media It puts students through the fast-paced newsroom environment experience and offers opportunities to get engaged in specialisms such as foreign affairs correspondent, health and science reporter, business and finance writer or data journalist It builds students’ professional portfolios, launches live brief media and journalism projects and embeds students in community programmes on work experience. ... [-]

Master Digital Management

International Business School
Campus Full time 4 semesters March 2019 Germany Cologne Berlin + 1 more

Growing digital transformation is changing entire sectors and industries. These rapid developments require companies and organizations to respond to the increasing challenges of ongoing digitalization, to understand these radical changes and deal with their effects. The Master’s program in Digital Management (M.A.) covers and focuses on both tried-and-tested traditional management approaches and on new digital management methods. [+]

The Master’s program Digital Management (M.A.) offers well-known traditional as well as new digital management methods. The new consecutive and application-focused program builds on the content of Bachelor’s programs in business and media studies and develops students’ previously acquired knowledge. The courses are taught in English and cover the areas Digital Media, International Management, Financial Management, Digital Entrepreneurship amongst others. Students not only gain theoretical knowledge and technical expertise but develop management and entrepreneurial skills through practical case studies. Additionally, students of this degree program can choose optional areas of specialization, such as Sustainable Management, International Digital Law, e-commerce or Social Media.... [-]


MA in Media Design

Emerson College
Campus 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Boston

Media Design is an applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with potential community stakeholders from the outset and work with those organizations as you formulate your thesis project. [+]

Program Details

The Media Design program is an applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with community organizations from the outset and work with those organizations as you formulate your thesis project.The Media Design program responds to the burgeoning landscape of media and technology with a program that is applied, embedded in communities, and represents a deviation from the traditional way a graduate higher education program works. The program is design-oriented and requires the building of process, prototypes, and platforms, the ambitions of the cohort.How we approach Media Design in our program:

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MA in Global Media

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

From Al Jazeera to Hollywood, News Corporation to China Central TV, the media increasingly operate in a global context. This course offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to global media, and is designed for those who work in, or want to work in, the media industries. [+]

From Al Jazeera to Hollywood, News Corporation to China Central TV, the media increasingly operate in a global context. This course offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to global media, and is designed for those who work in, or want to work in, the media industries.

You will examine key developments in the media and communications industries associated with the logic of globalisation, and explore the complex nature of the globalisation process in the media. You will gain a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base, enabling you to develop a clear and comprehensive understanding of communication and the mass media.

Based on the continuous assessment, the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster's top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI ). You will be part of a bustling multicultural academic department which boasts a strong research culture, and you will be able to attend the regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues.... [-]


Master in New Media & Digital Culture

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

During the one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualizations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. [+]

ASSESS THE MEANINGS AND EFFECTS OF NEW MEDIA

New media produced by vast and rapidly expanding creative and commercial industries have become an important part of many everyday activities. Would you like to explore how they are changing our daily practices and cultures? During the one-year Master’s program in New Media and Digital Culture, you will delve into the many aspects of what it means to live in an age of new media. Guided by an international team of experienced scholars, you will assist with current research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by games, social media, internet activism, apps, data visualizations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms. You will also complete a research internship to complement your theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice. By actively taking part in ongoing research, you will build an extensive network of international connections that will help you start a promising career. Moderately sized groups of students, individual tutoring, and the chance to participate in international research projects provide you with multiple ways to develop your skills, explore your interests, and achieve valuable academic and personal results. Our dynamic and active community of students, alumni, and scholars provides a wide array of extracurricular activities and access to a large network of practitioners, media artists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and activists from the most diverse strands of digital culture.... [-]


Media Studies (MA)

The New School
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA New York + 2 more

The Master of Arts program in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of the video, audio, and Web-based media. [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The Master of Arts program in Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in media theory, design, and practice with an emphasis on the production of the video, audio, and Web-based media.... [-]


Master in Digital Media

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Boston + 1 more

The MA Digital Media provides an opportunity to explore in detail the potential that online, mobile and emerging media platforms present, and the application of agile methodologies and user-centered approaches to project development. [+]

The Course

This industry-relevant Master’s is designed to provide media professionals and graduates with an opportunity to advance their in-depth knowledge and technical skills in the latest digital technologies.

The MA Digital Media provides an opportunity to explore in detail the potential that online, mobile and emerging media platforms present, and the application of agile methodologies and user-centered approaches to project development.

The Lincoln School of Film & Media is home to an interdisciplinary academic community and this programme is informed by our media research. You will have the chance to learn from academics who are industry and research activities.... [-]


MA Digital Direction

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Digital Direction is a 15-month Master’s programme starting in September. Digital Direction addresses media and storytelling in the digital era, assessing emerging issues associated with contemporary digital communication and the creative economy, training new creative leaders who are responsive to continually changing contexts, infrastructures and technologies and engendering a new wave of creative leadership. [+]

About the Programme

Digital Direction addresses media and storytelling in the digital era, assessing emerging issues associated with contemporary digital communication and the creative economy, training new creative leaders who are responsive to continually changing contexts, infrastructures and technologies and engendering a new wave of creative leadership. Graduates will develop a deep understanding of critical and experimental communication/media production, creation and design practices, and through applied innovation will address current and future contexts.

The programme prepares students to evolve and lead new approaches to media and storytelling through predictive innovation, enabled by rapidly changing cultural and industrial practices, plus uses of, and developments in, digital technologies. Centring on the interrelated domains of broadcasting, film and experience/brand, the programme addresses knowledge and skills gaps in four key areas of practice: production, direction, content development/making/writing and communication/digital media design.... [-]


M.Des. in Digital Humanities

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Bengaluru

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique MA seeks to enrich the scope of both design practice and the digital humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects. [+]

M.Des. in Digital Humanities

Students getting to grips with Arduino hardware

Vision

The vision of the course is to encourage potential researchers and practitioners to understand how technologies facilitate the creation, circulation, and reception of knowledge and information, and to explore and critique these concepts through modes of making

As the scope of our design practices increasingly encompasses the digital, it is instructive and intellectually responsible to consider more deeply how technology has always shaped our understandings of the world. The discipline of the digital humanities explores how the questions posed in humanities scholarship are transformed and extended by the digital – both by means of tools and epistemologies. This unique course seeks to enrich the scope of both design and the humanities by using critical methodologies and approaches to reciprocally reflect upon the other. By doing so, students will be able to adapt the modes of inquiry and methodologies embedded in humanities thinking to create both more contextually relevant and responsive technological applications and material objects.... [-]


MA Global Digital Cultures

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme explores the global dimensions of digital culture, focusing on digital creativity and practices in the global South. Students are taught to understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet, exploring their impact and meaning in diverse economic, political and cultural realms. [+]

MA Global Digital Cultures

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time

The emergence of the internet and digital culture has affected all societies, albeit unevenly. This programme explores the global dimensions of digital culture, focusing on digital creativity and practices in the global South. Students are taught to understand the historical development of digital technologies and the internet, exploring their impact and meaning in diverse economic, political and cultural realms. They study contemporary theories of the digital and consider their adequacy for understanding the non-Western world while developing knowledge of a range of research tools for understanding the internet, social media and big data.... [-]


Master of Arts in Media Studies (New Media and Digital Culture)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture builds upon the pioneering new media scene and enables students to contribute to the discourse surrounding critical media theory. [+]

The one-year Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture builds upon the pioneering new media scene and enables students to contribute to the discourse surrounding critical media theory.

An in-depth exploration of media theory

The Master’s programme in New Media and Digital Culture offers a comprehensive and critical approach to new media research, practices and theory. It is an internationally renowned programme in critical media theory, dedicated to the study of the social transformations brought about by digital culture. The programme offers you in-depth training in the latest digital research methods and the opportunity to participate in data sprints and to collaborate with international researchers. It is situated within a pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and an academic environment ranked among the top 6 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017: Communication & Media Studies).... [-]


MA in Digital Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MA in Digital media and Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise of social media and their increasing domination of the media and communication professions. [+]

Concentrations: 1. Journalism and Social Media Publishing, 2. Public Relations and Advertising in Networked Society, 3. Sports Media and Communications Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Digital Media and Communications Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The programme is designed to be completed in one calendar year (12 months), over a fall, a spring and a summer semester of 13 weeks. Working professionals have a part-time study option which may take longer. The programme consists of core courses, specialisation requirements and electives. Students are required to attend lectures and seminars and engage in individual as well as group-based learning activities.... [-]