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The award
PhD

How long you will study
36 - 72 months

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

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About Digital Media at Newcastle University

Our digital media research is committed to transdisciplinarity, creative digital practice, the intersection of art and sciences, social technologies and public engagement.

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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study36 - 72 months
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Notes about fees for this course

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-study-link&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=digital-media-phd&utm_campaign=PG3PL-study-link#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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

International Students

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)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)     
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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