|The Interactive Digital Media program focuses on interactive digital media and creative practice. The program is designed for students from an arts and design background who wish to engage with the creative possibilities of interactive digital media technologies; AND for students from engineering, science and technology backgrounds who wish to develop their creativity in these areas.The aim of the Masters Program is to bring together passionate individuals from diverse creative and technology/science backgrounds to creatively explore and develop new and exciting interactive media.
Graduates from the program find employment in the fields of interactive and online media – ranging from advertising, the technology industry to education. Many students have gone on to be practicing fine artists and interactive media developers.
The Interactive Digital Media program focuses on two main areas in interactive media and creative practice:
First Semester Overview
Applied Concepts in Interactive Digital Media
Second Semester Overview
Professional Practice in Interactive Digital Media
MA Research Thesis
In order to apply for the Masters in Digital Arts Degree or the Post Graduate Diploma you must have an Honours Degree or an equivalent 4-year undergraduate degree. The Interactive Digital Media program can be completed part-time in two years or full time in one year.To qualify for the Masters in Digital Arts you are required to pass the courses listed below, in addition you are required to complete a research project/report.
- WSOA7030 Applied Concepts in Interactive Digital Media
Students from all fields are accepted into this program and are encouraged to hone their particular skills and interests with regard to interactive digital media. When you apply you are required (in addition to the Wits application form) to submit a motivational letter with your application; outlining your particular interests in digital interactive media as well indicating your particular research interest. You may also be required to come in for an interview.
For more information about the Interactive Digital Media program, contact the course coordinator Tegan Bristow:
Tegan.Bristow@wits.ac.za, tel: 27 (11) 717 4604.
Some Guest Lecturers in Interactive Digital Media Program
Belinda Lewis ? is head strategist at Praekelt Consulting and teaches a module in the Professional Practice course on networked and mobile media.
Daniel Hirschman - is an interactive digital media design practitioner who studied on the ITP program at New York University and is now following a career in London. Hirschmann has taught the module on physical computing in the Applied Concepts course. Please see here for more on Hirschman s work. -www.plankman.com
James Webb - is a well known South Africa artist who works predominantly with sound in installation. Webb teaches part of the sound design module of the Applied Concepts course. Apart from sharing his experience as an artist who exhibits internationally he teaches theory on the use and understanding of sound in art and installation design, as well as the practice of listening and sound recording techniques.
Paco Mendes - is a MA student with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Wits University he is based in the EE Convergence Lab. He teaches basic electronics and sensing in the Applied Concepts Course.
Richard Rumney - is a well know and popular South African (dance) DJ and was previously staff member in the division. Rumney teaches the second part of the sound design module in the Applied Concepts course, namely on the use of sound editing software and associated sound design techniques.
Wouter Schreuders - is a Johannesburg based designer. He teaches as a guest lecturer on the Professional Practice course in which he teaches a module on flash and web development.
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