[csaa-forum] Call for Applications, MA in Digital Media and Culture - CIM, Warwick

Michael Dieter m.j.dieter at warwick.ac.uk
Fri Mar 3 21:27:38 ACST 2017

// MA in Digital Media and Culture

Call for Applications

Digital processes are transforming culture, the economy and society.
This course explores the origins and impact of these changes. It gives
you the training to understand and make use of digital media
critically, creatively and productively. It will provide skills,
knowledge and experience to pursue a professional career in digital
media and creative industries, and equally qualify you with the
profile for further doctoral study.

Throughout the degree, you’ll develop a critical and practice-based
understanding of the impact of links, queries, downloads and uploads,
file formats, archives, databases and network infrastructure. Core
modules introduce you to the conceptual and methodological dimensions
of researching the digital from an interdisciplinary perspective. You
then select two or three option modules in areas that cover the
theoretical and socioeconomic aspects of topics from urban science,
playful media, user experience design, post-digital aesthetics, big
data and complexity. A dissertation allows you to explore your own
questions and interests in more depth.

Core modules:

- Approaches to the Digital
- Digital Objects, Digital Methods
- Dissertation

Teaching staff: Dr. Nerea Calvillo, Dr. Michael Dieter, Dr. Sybille
Lammes, Dr. Noortje Marres, Dr. Greg McInerney, Dr. Joao Porto de
Albuquerque, Dr. Nathaniel Tkacz, Dr. Emma Uprichard

Masters Optional Modules: Visualisation; Big Data Research: Hype or
Revolution?; Complexity in the Social Sciences; Media and Social
Theory; Digital Sociology; Post-Digital Books; User Interface
Cultures: Design, Method and Critique; Playful Media: Ludification in
the Digital Age.

Assessment: A combination of essays, reports, design projects,
technical report writing, practice assessments, group work and
presentations and an individual research project.

Course Laptops: All students on CIM degrees are given a laptop to use.

As a research centre, CIM regularly hosts international scholars,
artists and practitioners for workshops, conferences and talks
throughout the year. Previous guests have included: Adam Arvidsson,
Louise Amoore, Christian Ulrik Andersen, David M. Berry, Will Davis,
Jennifer Gabrys, Orit Halpern, Geert Lovink, Philip Mirowski, Shintaro
Miyazaki, Stefanie Posavec, Tony Sampson and Trebor Scholz, among

Who should apply?

This course is aimed at students from a range of disciplinary
backgrounds who want to learn more about the emerging field of digital
culture and media. Although no specific background is required, your
application must demonstrate an ability to work creatively and
independently as well as an interest in contemporary developments in
computing, media and culture, and digital data in general.

Bursaries are available for Home/EU applicants.

See our website for more information:

Or contact the Course Convenor and the Director of Postgraduate Taught
Courses, Dr. Michael Dieter: M.J.Dieter at warwick.ac.uk.

Dr. Michael Dieter
Assistant Professor | Director of Postgraduate Teaching
Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
B0.17, Social Science Building
University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 7AL

Applications now open for our graduate programs:

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