Master Media and Development Full Time - Máster en Medios de comunicación y desarrollo
The course emphasises the key multimedia principles, theories and concepts, as well as exposing you to the industry standard languages and tools including Flash, HTML, AJAX, After Effects and Xcode. You will examine a number of areas, including human computer interaction and the user experience, project management, web development, scripting for interactivity, and analytics. The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required in a number of careers as well as preparation to continue to a PhD.
The course is open to computer literate graduates with a good first degree (minimum Second Class Honours) or equivalent in a related discipline such as graphic design, computer science, digital imaging or journalism. Alternatively you may have in-depth work experience in a related field, or already be employed in the sector and are undertaking the programme to further enhance your career plans. The relevance of your first degree or industrial experience and suitability for the course will be usually determined by interview and, where relevant, portfolio. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.
This course has been designed to produce ‘hands on’ professionals with a broad range of career possibilities in the multimedia industry, either working as multimedia designers/producers, or as part of a development team. This sector is expanding rapidly in all areas, and a report by Forrester Research in 2008 predicted that the Web 2.0 Social Media market will be generating revenues of $4.4 billion by 2013. Other reports estimate that companies will spend $120 billion in 2010 on online and digital strategies (search engines to videos) in the USA alone.
MULTIMEDIA SCRIPTING FOR INTERACTIVITY
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
USER-CENTRED INTERFACE DESIGN
DIGITAL EDITING AND MOTION GRAPHICS
IPHONE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
PERVASIVE COMPUTING AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS
WEB MARKETING AND ANALYTICS
Graduates may find employment in multimedia production houses, corporate environments (marketing, communications, IT and training), educational institutions, the media and film industry, and in entertainment. Possible roles include multimedia authoring specialist, project/ production manager, website developer, and usability designer. We have excellent links with the multimedia industry (particularly in education), and previous graduates have been employed by companies such as 2Simple, 20:20 Media, Moving Picture Company, Oxford University Press, and Tiscali. Successful graduates may also apply for a research degree in a relative area.