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Master New Media Interaction (specialist)

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  • Entry requirements
    You should possess a good Honours degree (minimum 2.1) with a substantial computer science component (at least half) or equivalent industrial experience. You should also have good programming skills for undertaking the practical elements of the programme.
  • Academic Title
    MSc New Media Interaction (specialist)
  • Course description
    MSc
    One year full-time, two years part-time

    Programme description

    This programme focuses on the theoretical background and technical skills needed to design, implement and evaluate new media systems. It also provides skills in the analysis of human interaction with such systems and with other people through the use of ‘New Media’. It builds on the research of our Vision and Interaction research group and our links with industry.
     
    One of the largest growing markets for graduates currently is the new media entertainment industry, especially computer games, social software and other multi-user forms of online interaction. This industry is specifically centred around London.

    The programme is essentially technical, further developing your skills so you can create substantive prototypes on your final project, demonstrating your eligibility for employment in the multimedia/multimodal industries. The programme also incorporates less technical modules that give a sound theoretical foundation in Interaction Design that is not tied to any specific technology.
     

    The programme can be characterised by the types of projects students undertake, which include the development and evaluation of the following:

        * multimodal design, prototyping and evaluation tools
        * interactive and collaborative music systems
        * interactive gesture and communications systems
        * interactive data visualisation/sonification systems and auditory displays.

    Programme outline

    Core modules:

        * Research Methods (double module)
        * Interactive Systems Design
        * Multimedia Systems
        * Design for Human Interaction
        *  MSc Project.

    Study options include:

        * Advanced Database Systems and Technologies
        * Advanced Multimedia Applications
        * Advanced Program Design (in Java)
        * Business Information Systems
        * C++ for Image Processing
        *  Computer Vision and Neural Networks
        *  Digital Broadcasting
        * Image and Video Processing
        *  Multimedia Data Retrieval
        * Music and Speech Processing
        *  Techniques in Computer Vision
        *  The Semantic Web
        *  XML and Structured Information.

    Please note that module availability is subject to change.

    Assessment

    The Research Methods modules are assessed through coursework alone. All other taught modules are examined through a combination of coursework and written examinations taken in May/June. The MSc Project is assessed by written dissertation and an oral examination in September

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