Interuniversity Master in Mobile Communication and Digital Content Universidad de Murcia
|Teaching center:||Faculty of Communication and Documentation|
|Type of teaching:||Blended|
|Title:||Interuniversity Master in Mobile Communication and Digital Content|
|Scholarships, grants and mobility:||National / International|
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The traditional media sector has faced a perfect storm in the last decade in which various forms of crisis converge: financing, content formats, advertising investment, management models, business models, etc. The development of digital media and content (online, on dedicated devices and / or mobile devices) poses, in this context, relevant challenges for the future of institutions (the media) and professionals (journalists, advertisers, communicators ...) whose social relevance is beyond doubt.
According to the latest Report on the Information Society in Spain (2013), two out of three users of information and content already access them through digital devices. Almost half the time that the average user spends daily on content consumption does so through mobile digital screens and in 2012 Spain became the EU country with the largest fleet of advanced mobile devices. Paradoxically, the period of greatest demand for content (news, entertainment, social connectivity) is also the period of greatest indefiniteness of business, business and media management models.
In short, all communication actors must adapt to the digital environment: companies, professionals, users, advertising agencies, etc. In this process of transformation, the ecosystem of mobile communications plays an increasingly important role as an enhancer of processes initiated in the conventional Internet (integration of content and social networks, the rise of the economy of personal information) and as an engine for specific transformations. (personalization, geolocation, new distribution channels, new business models, etc.).
The changes derived from the digital environment thus represent, on the one hand, an outstanding research territory and, on the other, a specific training field beyond the traditional communication structures and formats that constitute the bulk of the degree training offer in this field .
At the same time, the digital environment, with its characteristic versatility and affordable costs, sets a horizon with high potential for experimentation, innovation, self-employment and entrepreneurship. Lisa Fotios / Pexels
In addition to the general competences of the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Mobile Communication and Digital Content that are typified in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, the following are specific competences of the degree (CET):
- Know and understand the nature, evolution and context of the productive actors of the digital content ecosystem.
- Analyze and contextually apply the distinctive features of the new digital content formats, their business models and distribution channels, as well as their integration with other formats and platforms.
- Know and understand the nature and evolution of digital content in the mobile communication ecosystem: its actors, formats, structures and consumer scenarios.
- Understand and analyze the current transformations of the strategic, advertising and brand communication system derived from the development of the digital and mobile environment.
- Know and creatively apply the technological contributions of mobility to innovation in digital content.
- Assume the strategic value of the management of personal information in the implementation of services associated with digital and mobile content, as well as its application to business and dissemination control models.
- Know and evaluate the creation and dissemination environments (platforms) for mobile content as well as the tools, processes, resources and costs involved.
- Differentiate and effectively use current tools and software for editing, post-production and dissemination of digital content.
- Delimit, analyze and expose with scientific rigor processes, phenomena and cases in the field of new digital content and mobile communication.
- Understand, evaluate and discuss relevant experiences in the development of projects and services for mobile digital content.
Those profiles of students whose training and professional activity are more closely linked to the objectives of the Master will be preferentially valued. Therefore, preferential degrees are considered to be those titled in Communication Sciences, Information and Documentation Sciences, Business Administration, Marketing, Informatics, Fine Arts and Telecommunications Engineering.
The graduate student will have specialized knowledge on (a) the digital content market (structure and transformation of the content industries from the development of digital and mobile communications, new players, business models, distribution channels, new advertising models, regulatory framework, etc.), (b) new content formats and creative strategies (transmedia integration, multiscreen, integration in social networks, etc.) and (c) tools and technologies (languages, platforms and tools for creating digital content with special attention to mobile devices) as well as new technologies for the added value of digital content (geolocation, augmented reality, profile management, targeted advertising, etc.). This profile enables entrepreneurship in communication, integration into digital media teams and research in digital content and culture.
- One of the students in the 2014-15 class works as an Online Marketing consultant at the company Marcador.do (Dominican Republic).
- A student in the 2015-16 class is hired as ASO Expert and Community Manager at Game Duck (South Korea). He obtained this job in a competitive call developed through the internet.
- Another of the students in this promotion works in the regional press newspaper La Opinión de Murcia.
- Another graduate, also graduated in Neuropsychology, is responsible for educational applications in a teaching center in the city of Murcia and has designed the AfasiApp application for the diagnosis and treatment of aphasia (it was developed during the course of the master's degree in the 2015- 16 and mentioned in press and TV, including developer interviews).
- Another graduate student is a freelance Communication and Social Media consultant and another colleague is a commercial advisor at the company Combray Marketing Solutions.
- Four students from the 2014-15 and 2015-16 promotions carry out their doctoral research in the reference doctoral program and one more in Psychology.
- Two of the students in the 2016-2017 class have obtained one of the two MAREVENTS communication grants from the Murcia Cultural Factory for entrepreneurs in projects on creative and cultural industries (http://murcia.factoriacultural.es/becas/).