MSc in Emerging Media
MSc in Emerging Media
We are excited to announce our new MSc in Emerging Media building on over twenty years of expertise in research and teaching in the area of multimedia.
The MSc in Emerging Media:
The MSc in Emerging Media combines media production, innovative research and experimental practices to guide students in the discovery of new ways to communicate and tell stories. We provide a vibrate space for students who see the possibilities in new technologies to extend their creative voices. Through engaging with the most current research, which inspects the impact of digitisation, internet technologies, Internet of Things and social media on our culture and ways of communicating, students are equipped to navigate, analyse and contribute to our constantly evolving mediascape.
This programme is offered full-time over one year.
Students take a combination of core and option modules in areas such Responsive Media, Moving Image, Media Innovation, Sound Design and Media Animation. All students complete a Final Team Production Project.
To provide students from a range of undergraduate and skills' backgrounds with an effective learning environment with respect to digital media technologies and content creation.
To develop the core technical skills required in the application of industry-standard new media tools.
To develop the creative and technical skills in the design, editorial, authoring skills and communication competencies required for the appropriate application/use of multimedia technologies in the production of content, products and services.
Why should I choose DCU?
The world of interactive emering media is constantly changing and, as the first degree of its kind in Ireland, the MSc in Multimedia continues to evolve with it. With its creative and innovative approach and experienced range of lecturers and professional practitioners, the MSc in Emerging Media has a consistent record of producing top graduates who have the expertise, creativity and versatility to succeed in numerous careers.View the current course structure →
- The programme is distinct in its approach to emerging media education.
- A creative and student-centered supportive learning environment.
- The 'learn by doing' philosophy inspires excellence, innovation and professionalism.
- The availability of cutting-edge technical resources and equipment.
- A dedicated teaching staff comprising both professional practitioners and academics.
- A track record of success by students in international competitions and exhibitions.
Graduates from the course can expect to find employment in a range of media-related industries. Graduates are employed in a wide range of media companies, broadcasters and NGOs taking up such roles as Online Visual Designer, Film Maker, Editor, Interaction Designer, Animator, UX/UI Designer Sound Designer and leading to roles such as Transmedia Campaign Manager, Creative Director or Head of Digital Production.
School of Communications
The MSc in Emerging Media is located in the School of Communications at DCU, which has an internationally recognised reputation for teaching and research excellence in media, communications and journalism. Staff include leading academic scholars and experienced industry professionals. Their innovative peer-reviewed and internationally ranked research, which is shared in a classroom environment, also helps shape policy decisions about the worlds of media, communications and journalism both in Ireland and internationally. With a tradition stretching back almost 40 years, today the School is home to almost 1,000 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as undertaking doctoral research.
- Web Developer
- Digital Video Specialist
- Digital Imaging Specialist
- Interactive Animator/Designer
- Content Writer
- Sound Designer
- Installation Designer
- Project Manager
- New Media Artist
General Entry Requirements
For admission to the MSc in Emerging Media programme, successful applicants will have -
- A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent.
- Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
- Applicants who have not yet completed their degree may receive a conditional offer on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of no less than a H2.2 degree.
- International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about the English language requirements of DCU School of Communications can be found here.
How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application
To apply for this programme:
- All applicants should apply through www.pac.ie.
- Search for course code DC605.
- Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- Provide a written personal statement of 500-750 (maximum) outlining your:
(i) suitability for the programme;
(ii) relevant recent experiences by providing evidence of any previous media practice – e.g. YouTube/ SoundCloud or links to articles online etc.
(iii) involvements in areas specific to the programme or examples of media you admire or creators who inspire you and why this motivates you to create media.
- Please also include your CV.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:
- Closing date for non EU applicants is 17th July 2020.
- Closing date for EU applicants is 14th August 2020.
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to email@example.com.
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement of Programme
The programme commences in September 2020.
Fees & Payments
An Automated Telephone system is available 24 X 7 on the following number 01-253-0219. This number is for Student Fee payments only and you or a third party are required to have your student ID number, date of birth and a card on which the payment is to be made.
International students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.
MSc in Emerging Media Course Fees
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