Welcome to the blog for the MA in Media Studies: Digital Cultures at Maastricht University. On this blog we share the research projects from our students and staff, share news, and document our events. It also provides insights into our student’s learning journeys during and after the MA programme.
The MA in Media Studies: Digital Cultures is unique in The Netherlands as it combines digital media studies, digital cultures, and digital humanities. As such, students gain a thorough understanding of key theories, methods, user practices, and skills that are relevant for a wide range of professions.
Our programme combines theory and reflection with praxis and making. Students work on real-world problems and projects in team settings that emulate professional work environments. Students learn practical skills to enhance their proficiency using digital tools for theoretical and practical purposes. Using design thinking methods and principles, and having access to flipped classroom settings, students engage in problem-based and project-based learning. Students are immersed in media research, while taking an active role in contemporary digital society.
To find more about our courses see the information boxes below. If you are interested in learning more about the MA, visit the official page on the University of Maastricht website or contact us.
Recent transformations in the media landscape had an impact on society, digital technology and culture. Students will analyze online communities and ethical questions related to techno-moral change.
As media extend our engagement with the world, they transform how we experience our environment and act in it. Students will explore the relationship between analogue and new media practices.
This course will introduce the theories and methods of Design Thinking and the ethos of Maker Culture. Students will develop analytical and problem-solving skills to generate creative ideas.
The transformation of the World Wide Web shaped user expectations and forms of practice. Students will explore the notions of memory, power, and representation in digital narratives.
This course takes a project-based approach to designing a digital collection while considering the ethical, methodological, theoretical, & practical issues regarding representation, reconstruction, and reproduction.
By connecting their own research to theories and methods taught in the previous courses, students will design the plan for their theses on developments and issues in contemporary media culture.
The thesis provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of a specific field in digital cultures to prepare for future research in academia or another sector.
Students have the option of undertaking an internship in lieu of a more traditional academic thesis with the goal of developing the student’s expertise within a professional context.
In this master’s programme, students are introduced to various methods, tools, and software to develop skills in audio and video editing, 3D modelling, blog development, and project management.