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.
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.