The MA Digital Narratives programme supports young creatives to develop their own artistic, practical, and theoretical skills, as well as their artistic position within digital culture in a collaborative and international environment. It is a space for learning to experiment, thinking and producing digital narratives.
The central elements of the MA Digital Narratives curriculum are:
Critical analysis and research of media ecosystems ─ as spaces where debates around gender, diversity, social justice, ecology, and colonial histories are at play ─ and the new possibilities digital technologies afford to rethink these structures. Investigation of the social responsibility in the arts and media in digital societies
Research and development of immersive narratives based on emerging technologies and audience engagement strategies in digital media
STUDY AND PRACTICE OF CREATIVE METHODS
Analysis and training in creative and agile methods for ideation, development, prototyping, and production of artistic projects; work in creative businesses and in interdisciplinary and collaborative work environments
PROJECT CONCEPTUALISATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Throughout the programme, students conceptualise, design, and develop a digital narrative project. During the first three semesters, they focus on concept ideation, development and prototyping of their ideas.
COMBINED MASTER’S PROJECT AND MASTER’S THESIS
In the fourth semester, their project becomes part of their Master’s thesis, with the students distributing the project and written thesis in an 80%-20% ratio or vice versa. Their work is supervised and guided by professors, tutors, and the Digital Narratives and Production departments.
To complete their Master’s projects, students have access to the technical equipment of the ifs, support from the Production department, and allocated financial support of max. 4,000 EUR per student.