Media Studies: New Media and Digital Culture
The Master's programme New Media and Digital Culture is meant for students who are interested in contributing to timely discourse surrounding critical media theory.
The Master's in New Media and Digital Media at the University of Amsterdam builds upon the pioneering new media scene. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of new media theory, viewed from the perspectives of media archaeology, materialist and other critical traditions, and applied to such topics as blogging, locative media, networks and protocol.
The UvA is known for its pioneering new media scene, with its emphasis on Internet culture. Students are trained in the areas of info-aesthetics and visualisation, with its emphasis on how to read, understand and critique information graphics, interfaces and online interactivity.
Among the expertise available to students is the emerging area of digital methods; Internet research approaches and techniques that are specific to the new medium and the study of natively digital objects. Depending on interests and skills, students may participate in research projects that concern Amsterdam new media events, festivals, exhibitions and installations, as well as international new media issues, such as Internet censorship.
New Media and Digital Culture is an accredited degree programme in Media Studies.
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The MA in New Media and Digital Culture is open for application to students with a BA degree in the humanities or social sciences with a minimum of 42 ECTS taken in the field of (new) media, communication studies or digital culture.
If your Bachelor's is not mentioned above, you can still apply for admission. The Examinations Board will then look at the content of your BA programme, your study results and your overall motivation.
Check: uva.nl/ma-media-digital-culture > Application and admission
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The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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