Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA is a new and innovative course, designed for digital storytellers and shaped like a media LAB. This means that during the course you will be able to produce a wide range of digital-first work for multi-platform story formats. Your work will be underpinned with academic research, theories and expertise on mobile platforms, and digital interactive communication.
The course delivers industry-level professional expertise in visual communication from photography to cinema journalism, interactive narratives and apps for change.
You’ll be involved in creating content that extends beyond current ideas in multimedia and online productions – our aim is to advance storytelling. We recognise how competitive the job market currently is, therefore this Master's has been created to develop your skills and knowledge in a way that will enhance your career.
The Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA prepares you for a range of industries, present and future, as entrepreneurial content creators, mobile and platform producers, cinema and video journalists, interactive factual narratives, social marketers, and project managers.
Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. This should be in an area of digital, journalism, photography, design, interactivity or visual media. Students with other first degrees will be considered, but will be required to show evidence that they possess some knowledge of, and a practice in, digital storytelling or design. Applicants will either be interviewed, set an assignment or request to submit a portfolio. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking. Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.