8.0468 MA in Electronic Media (1/95)

Fri, 21 Apr 1995 22:54:36 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0468. Friday, 21 Apr 1995.

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 11:21:37 +0000
From: CDAVIS@brookes.ac.uk (Caroline Davis)
Subject: M.A. in Electronic Media, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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M.A. in Electronic Media

The School of Visual Arts, Music and Publishing, Oxford Brookes University
has an international reputation for its expertise in electronic media.
Students in the School have access to state-of-the-art technology on a wide
range of courses from electronic music and computer generated art to
electronic publishing. From September 1995 the School will be operating
from new premises with purpose-designed studios and other excellent

With technology playing an ever more important role in all forms of the
creative arts and publishing, the School is therefore delighted to announce
the launch of an exciting and innovative new M.A. in Electronic Media,
starting in September 1995.

About the Course
Designed in response to feedback from students, academics and industry,
this course is intended to enable students successfully to integrate
electronic media in their chosen studies and profession -- whether as
publisher, artist or musician.

The course, the first of its kind in the UK, will enable students to:

* Demonstrate an understanding of theory relevant to electronic media

* Master the concepts and practices of digital text, image and sound
manipulation, and multimedia and hypertext authoring

* Practise as an artist, composer or publisher, exploring the potential for
the integration of the existing and emerging technology

The full M.A. course will require the student to undertake ten units of
study. There are six compulsory units. Two are taught courses: an
introductory unit of Concepts and Applications of Electronic Media and a
single unit on Integrating Electronic Media. Additionally students must
complete a dissertation which also counts as a single unit and a research
project which counts as a triple unit.

The remaining four units will be chosen from taught modules on Electronic
Music, Electronic Text, The Digital Image, Multimedia Publishing,
Principles and Practices of Multimedia Design, Computer Music and
Time-based Media.

The course may also be taken as a Postgraduate Diploma, in which case
students will undertake the two compulsory taught units and four of the
optional units.

Modes of Study
The M.A. and PgDip can be studied full-time over one year (48 weeks) or
part-time over two years.

Entrants to the course will normally be graduates who have knowledge and
understanding of fields or disciplines relevant to the course. Entry to the
course will be possible if applicants who are not graduates in a relevant
area can demonstrate through interview and portfolio submission that they
have experience and knowledge at an appropriate level. All entrants must
also demonstrate an appropriate level of computer literacy.

Course Fees
Provisional fees are as follows:-

Full-time student: #3950
(a number of bursaries of #1000 are
available for students who are not
receiving any external financial support)

Full-time overseas student: #5950

Further details and applications
The course is currently subject to validation by the University and all
information is therefore provisional.

For further information please contact:

The Course Administrator - Electronic Media
School of Visual Arts, Music & Publishing
Oxford Brookes University
Gipsy Lane
Oxford OX3 0BP
Great Britain

Tel: 01865-483461
Fax: 01865-483013