Digital technologies have transformed the ways we share and distribute information, understand the past, interact with each other and spend our leisure time. The digital world has changed the terms of engagement in areas as diverse as politics and culture: while it can function as a force for good in democratising participation, production, and sharing, it can also be exploitative, introducing new forms of control and surveillance. As the digital world pervades all aspects of our lives, traditional media and analogue culture are being reshaped in new and complex interrelationships. The master's programme in Media Studies: Digital Cultures (MS:DC) combines theory and reflection with praxis and making. It will provide you with a wide skill set in digital tools and research methods to become both a media researcher and an active player in today’s digitally-mediated world.
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After finishing the Digital Society bachelor in Maastricht, Anne-Sophie decided to stay in Maastricht for her master’s.
Why Anne-Sophie decided to study Media Studies Digital Cultures:
“For my bachelor’s degree, I knew I wanted to study in English, in an international environment. At the same time, I didn’t want to move too far from home, so coming from Germany, Maastricht was the ideal location.
I chose to follow up with this Digital Cultures master’s because I want to delve deeper into technological societal tensions, from the media perspective. This means we are looking at digital and analogue technologies to understand how they shape our development of changes in society.”
“After completing this master’s, I’m hoping for a job in the creative sector, focussing on speculative or ethical design. But only time will tell where I will be in five or ten years from now.”
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I’m passionate about initiating debate, encouraging people to reflect on current issues in society. Using digital media to realise that would be a dream come true for me.
After I graduate, I definitely want to work in a media or contemporary art environment. Maybe as a sound technologist, helping people understand about the world.
I’d like to be a journalist, but after I graduate I will have many more opportunities and can expand my scope.
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