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  • Objectives
    -Specialisation in the impact of new creative technologies on media production -Blend of technical and business aware graduates for content producing industry -Industrially based or industrially relevant projects -Hands-on experience with cutting edge technologies for video, audio and interactive media in the new multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios. The MSc in Media Production offers students the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the technologies that underlie the complete media production chain. Students will also gain hands-on experience through practical sessions using cutting edge technologies with a view to gaining or enhancing their ability to apply advanced concepts in several areas relevant to media production. This will allow students to appreciate that technology is not only seen as a tool but also a driver of creativity. The Media Production course is for you if you seek to further enhance or develop your career prospects by studying production processes with distinctive focus on creative technologies.
  • Entry requirements
    -Lower second class honours degree in a relevant discipline (Technology, Media Studies, Computing) -Current practitioners from the media industry
  • Academic Title
    MSc Media Production
  • Course description
    Career opportunities

    There is a growing demand for professionals in media production who show a greater understanding of the needs of new media applications and the capabilities of creative technologies. This leading edge course is designed to deliver that crucial level of broad expertise for successful careers in media production. Students completing this course will gain highly sought after skills and knowledge, and be ideally placed to lead the exploitation of new creative technologies in new media.

    Programme

    The production of digital media has fast become one of the defining creative and intellectual challenges of the 21st century. The convergence of creative and media technologies has delivered a greater range of sophisticated, accessible and flexible media services to users. This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills in Media Production technologies to develop media that enhances the experience of your audience.

    Prior to commencement of the course you will be invited to an induction event where you will meet with teaching staff and fellow students, and familiarise yourself with the teaching and research facilities at De Montfort University.

    Your course will consist of four specialist area strands running over two semesters. Each strand is made up of two taught modules. Currently available strands are:

    Contextual Studies Strand (Compulsory) - Research Methods: design research, data collection and analysis. Critical Practice: critical and creative thinking, project management, evaluation of media production.
    Audio Strand - Audio Production: including in-depth audio processing, 5.1 production facilities, audio production for film, and audio on the web. Audio Systems: programming synthesisers/samplers/plugins, audio programming languages, max/msp, reactor, multimodal interface design.

    Video Strand - Video Production: high definition video production techniques - composition, sound and lighting, advanced HD video editing, 3D motion graphics, video compression - offline, online, mobile and HD video formats. Video Post-production: video and film compositing including computer generated imagery, special effects for video and film, rotoscoping, match motion, motion graphics and titling.

    Interactive and Fused Media Strand - Interactive Media: design & development cycle, modalities of human-machine interaction, sensory & interactive devices, and interactive applications. Fused Media: fused media design, real time production/broadcasting, virtual Studio, augment reality, sensors and context awareness, 3D computer animation technology/production, fused media applications.

    The programme runs over three semesters. The taught modules run over the first two semesters. During the third semester students demonstrate their learning by undertaking a substantial self-directed project leading to a dissertation.

    Teaching/assessment
    This is a modular course with each module consisting of contact teaching supplemented by a significant amount of guided self directed study. Each module is assessed using written and practical coursework, with some modules also being followed by a written examination.

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