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Digital Direction MA

UK

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What will I learn?

Digital Direction addresses our urgent need for inclusive and relevant storytelling. Our programme examines the emergence of new technologies for telling stories, such as VR, AR and mobile platforms, alongside the future of storytelling itself. Our purpose is to inspire communication practitioners to approach contemporary communication critically, and to discover new and meaningful ways to tell stories in our world today. Our course is not just open to practitioners from the arts but aimed at journalists, writers, musicians, theatre makers and anyone who wants to experiment creatively and collectively with new narrative approaches driven by ethical, environmental, epistemological and social imperatives. It’s for students who want to use emerging storytelling tools and technologies critically, working with others to assemble and amplify stories that should be told and heard.

In a climate of continually shifting social, political, cultural and technological contexts, global challenges, pervasive and systemic inequalities, new communication paradigms are emerging that require bold, imaginative and critically informed concepts, processes and practitioners. Entangled with the social and material implications of digital technologies, contemporary media platforms such as VR, mobile apps, web environments and the time-based narrative content they host are ubiquitous in contemporary life. They have the potential to be accessible to us all and to support individual and shared forms of authorship, expression and curation, yet they can also be exclusive, inextricably linked with technological innovation and the politics of control.

Which department am I in?

Royal College of Art

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£29,400.00 (US$ 35,466) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

4 September 2023

Venue

Royal College of Art

Kensington Gore,

Kensington and Chelsea,

London,

SW7 2EU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall. Candidates are generally expected to have a good BA degree from a fine art course. You should be able to demonstrate an original and critical approach to fine art as well as an ability to engage with current theories of art and culture that inform their practice. Visit the RCA website for full entry requirements.

For international students

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall. You will normally have completed an undergraduate qualification in a relevant subject or be able to evidence equivalent professional experience in fields such as filmmaking, broadcasting, media and communication, fine art, graphic design, sound, music, illustration, theatre, writing, HCI or digital production. If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need the equivalent of an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and at least 5.5 in other skills. Students achieving a grade of at least 6.0, with a grade of 5.5 in the Test of Written English, may be eligible to take the College’s English for Academic Purposes course to enable them to reach the required standard. TOEFL - 92.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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