Our Digital Asset and Media Management MA is designed to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities in a dynamic and exciting digital world that is driven by knowledge and innovation. As an MA DAMM student, you will be introduced to a fascinating array of relevant theoretical ideas as part of your core module, such as disruptive innovation theory, the attention economy, digital strategy, metadata, social media marketing, and the life-cycle of digital asset. Critically, you will get to apply these theories in real-world scenarios through a series of practical, project-based tasks designed to challenge students to develop creative solutions to DAMM-related problems. Because DAMM is largely a practice-based discipline, students get to work with enterprise level DAM software throughout both semester’s one and two.
In addition to working with IntelligenceBank who are our DAMM software partner, we are fortunate to have Theresa Regli, a leading digital asset management expert, as an official industry partner. Theresa works with a diverse array of for-profit and nonprofit organisations, including Unilever, Art Fund, and the Museum of London. She will be engaging with students throughout semester’s one and two through lectures, panel discussions, and workshops; she will also take part of our annual DAMM industry day along with guests from high profile organisations such as the BBC, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Shell Corporation.
Reasons you should consider the Digital Asset & Media Management MA include:
- Organisations across industry sectors are harvesting data and using digital media in new ways in response to changing stakeholder needs and expectations, most obviously consumers, audiences, and users.
- Businesses increasingly rely on data and digital media and rich media content to remain competitive in a constantly changing digital economy in which the attention of audiences is now a critical resource.
- Nonprofit organisations such as archives, libraries, symphony orchestra, museums, and art galleries increasingly depend on digital materials to reimagine relationships with existing and future audiences. For example, cultural heritage organisations are digitising and making digital materials relating to our history and culture accessible to larger and more diverse audiences through a range of digital platforms and the mobile network.
- Research managers and data scientists now work with large volumes of digital data, running experiments, simulations and visualisations.
- There is a shortage of managers across industry sectors who can help organisations develop and implement effective digital asset and media management strategies. Therefore, employers are looking for skilled professionals with knowledge and expertise in managing their valuable digital media assets.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with 120 to 180 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 1,674 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, we will give you 90 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars in your first year and 50 in your second year. We will expect you to undertake 720 hours of independent study in your first year and 954 hours in your second.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.