Explore How New Media 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 experienced scholars, you will assist with research projects and learn to reflect critically on how present-day cultures are shaped by social media, data, games, internet activism, apps, data visualizations, mobile devices, algorithms, and participatory platforms.
Contemporary Features of New Media Technologies
The program pivots around three contemporary features of new media technologies and their relationship to culture and society, namely: the mobile/urban aspect, the ludic/games aspect, and the software/data aspect. While the program highlights the overlaps and synergies between these aspects, students can also choose to specialize in a profile, e.g. Media, Data, and Society. Engaging with a profile means following a set trajectory of courses and a profile-related internship and thesis.
Both our general program and its more specific profile trajectories cater to a job market and an industry interested in graduates who are capable of critical engagement with the cultural implications of the complex media culture we live in. To facilitate both in-depth knowledges about new media and digital culture with more practical hands-on experience, you will also complete a research internship towards starting a promising career.
Active Career Development
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.