Course Title: Digital Arts and Humanities
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 Year
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2013/2014 IRISH/EU FEE: €5,400 full-time
Entry Requirements: Primary degree with a 2.1 (or equivalent) in any discipline. See Detailed Entry Requirements
Course Code: CKE09
Closing Date: 1 June 2013
Next Intake: September 2013
The MA encourages a multidisciplinary approach to digital arts and humanities in a creative and scholarly atmosphere. The course will give you an introduction into how digital tools and methods can be used in arts and humanities research, combining theory and practice.
The course will give you a grounding in how information and communications technology (ICT) tools can be used to capture humanities data sources in digital form to frame research questions, collaborate on research using social networking tools, and present results, both in print and online. You will be encouraged to and facilitated in the creation of digital artefacts individually and in teams.
The MA Digital Arts and Humanities is a one-year full-time MA. Face-to-face teaching is delivered by discussion-based seminar. The course also features elements of blended learning using online forums and social networking tools. Some modules will be offered wholly or partly as workshops.
Further details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar
The entry requirement is an honours primary degree with 2.1 (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Candidates who hold a primary degree with 2.2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the programme selection committee.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no individual section lower than 5.5) or TOEFL equivalent.
Students intending to take this course will need to be proficient users of common wordprocessing software, and of basic internet tools, have a basic grasp of spreadsheet and database software, and be willing, and keen to develop advanced user skills in those areas, and explore new technologies. Where specific tools are used in the field, skills development is built into the relevant modules to raise students’ skills from those of the average MA entrant to best international norms in the Digital Arts & Humanities. The course team has significant experience in this area.
Students must submit a supplementary statement (c 750 words) indicating their potential research interests in the field, and how they envisage the use of digital tools might contribute to their research interests.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. Applicants will be asked to to submit a supplementary statement (c 750 words) indicating their potential research interests in the field, and how they envisage the use of digital tools might contribute to their research interests as part of these questions.
Modules in the course require you take a ‘hands on’ approach, using the current generation of ICT tools. They also include assessments, testing your knowledge of both theory and practice of inquiry in the digital age. It is expected that you will create a digital research project in the course of your research. Assessment also includes individual and group work using a range of presentation styles including: oral, online, shared, text, video and audio.
Dr. Mike Cosgrave
School of History
Tel: +353 21 4902695