Digital Arts & Humanities

Course Outline
The MA encourages a multidisciplinary approach to digital arts and humanities in a creative and scholarly atmosphere. The course will give you an introduction into how digital tools and methods can be used in arts and humanities research, combining theory and practice.

The course will give you a grounding in how information and communications technology (ICT) tools can be used to capture humanities data sources in digital form to frame research questions, collaborate on research using social networking tools, and present results, both in print and online. You will be encouraged to and facilitated in the creation of digital artefacts individually and in teams.

The MA Digital Arts and Humanities is a one-year full-time MA. Face-to-face teaching is delivered by discussion-based seminar. The course also features elements of blended learning using online forums and social networking tools. Some modules will be offered wholly or partly as workshops.

Further details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar.

Why Choose This Course
The MA course will introduce you to the dynamic discipline of digital humanities. It lays the foundations needed for further research and careers that use digital tools to address the creative needs of the arts and humanities.

The course will appeal if you are an arts and humanities graduate interested in using digital tools to address research questions in your discipline. It also demonstrates how to capture, read and write sources in digital form for analytic and creative work.

Course Practicalities
Students passing modules to the value of 60 credits in Part I may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Arts and Humanities.

Modules in the course require you take a 'hands on' approach, using the current generation of ICT tools. They also include assessments, testing your knowledge of both theory and practice of inquiry in the digital age. It is expected that you will create a digital research project in the course of your research. Assessment also includes individual and group work using a range of presentation styles including: oral, online, shared, text, video and audio.

Entry requirements

Requirements
The entry requirement is an honours primary degree with 2.1 (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Candidates who hold a primary degree with 2.2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the programme selection committee.

Students intending to take this course will need to be proficient users of common wordprocessing software, and of basic internet tools, have a basic grasp of spreadsheet and database software, and be willing, and keen to develop advanced user skills in those areas, and explore new technologies. Where specific tools are used in the field, skills development is built into the relevant modules to raise students' skills from those of the average MA entrant to best international norms in the Digital Arts & Humanities. The course team has significant experience in this area.

Students must submit a supplementary statement (c 750 words) indicating their potential research interests in the field, and how they envisage the use of digital tools might contribute to their research interests.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Assessment Info

Modules in the course require you take a 'hands on' approach, using the current generation of ICT tools. They also include assessments, testing your knowledge of both theory and practice of inquiry in the digital age. It is expected that you will create a digital research project in the course of your research. Assessment also includes individual and group work using a range of presentation styles including: oral, online, shared, text, video and audio.

Subjects taught

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
This course produces digitally-literate, interdisciplinary graduates who will be able to fill a variety of roles in the 'knowledge economy'.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC