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Digital Media, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Digital Media PhD is part of the Fine Art programme of study. We offer PhD supervision in two main areas of digital media.

Digital arts practice, led by Professor John Bowers, includes topics such as:

  • emerging technologies and experimental practice
  • art and science practice
  • transdisciplinary practice
  • interactivity and human-computer interaction in arts practice
  • data visualisation and creative practice
  • affective computing and creative practice
  • applied philosophy
  • philosophy of cognition
  • contemporary art and media theory
  • new production environments and living labs
  • open source culture and creativity
  • crowdsourcing and creativity.

Digital media in museum, gallery and heritage settings, led by Dr Areti Galani, includes topics such as:

  • online museum, gallery and heritage experiences
  • social software and its implications for the cultural sector
  • design and use of mobile, personal and ubiquitous technologies in cultural settings
  • study and understanding of social museum experiences
  • theory and practice of visitor studies
  • ethnographic and ethnomethodological approaches in the study of museum experiences.
Facilities

You have access to top quality facilities at the University's Culture Lab. Culture Lab’s facilities include a stock of film cameras and editing suites, as well as motion-capture, animation and sound-mixing technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply. International students apply at least two months beforehand.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

See Training and Skills tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or international equivalent.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language Requirements.

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills).

Tuition Fee

UK

Full time: £4,327Part time: £2,164

EU

Full time: £4,327Part time: £2,164

International

Full time: £16,500..

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.  https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/digital-media-phd/?utm_source=referral-masters-portal&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=digital-media-phd&utm_campaign=PG3PL-masters-portal#fees&funding

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