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The digital world is evolving rapidly. In an age where the consumer is in control, it becomes increasingly important to think of new ways to articulate narrative and convey ideas. During the masters programme (one year) in Media, Aesthetics and Narration, you will learn how to create narratives and understand how the stories integrate with computer games and new digital media. After your studies, you will have the ability to work within a dynamic and expanding industry, or you can go on to further study at masters and doctoral levels.
After completed studies
The need for qualified and skilled personnel in the computer game industry and other industries that use digital media is increasing as the market rapidly develops. After your studies you will be able to work with narrative in various forms in new media, particularly with digital media. With this academic background, you will have the skills to meet a rapidly growing market and contribute to the innovation of new technologies and new business opportunities.
What will you study?
The first semester begins with an overview of current theories, perspectives and concepts within the research field. The following course will introduce you to transmediality and its practical implementation, which characterizes narrative production today: narrative that takes place through multiple media, creating a whole that cannot be confined to one medial form. The course also includes a creative element in which you are encouraged to work with other media forms than the ones that your BA studies focused on.
The final course of the first semester is conducted in collaboration with an external client. This means using new media theory to understand the clients wishes and formulate a research problem, on the basis of which you will carry out a needs analysis and a prototype that will meet those wishes. For example, there may be a company that wants to develop a product, an idea or make use of different media technologies. You will have the opportunity to formulate a research question using the knowledge acquired during the preceding courses, at the same time as being able to develop your practical skills in a production-oriented environment.
The second semester gives you the deeper theoretical and methodological knowledge for the final degree project and thesis. New trends in the computer game industry and other industries show that storytelling and creative forces in digital media are becoming increasingly important. Through the courses included in the program, you will learn how to identify and find solutions to current scientific problems within the field of digital media.
ScholarshipsThe University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about thescholarships they provide.1. UHR ScholarshipsThe University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a master's programme at the University. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of 31,250 SEK per semester (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester. 2. HS ScholarshipsThe University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students attending a master's programme at the University who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships consist of tuition fee waivers of 25,000 SEK per semester, and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.Conditions: Both UHR and HS Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the students study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.How to apply for a scholarship at the University of SkövdeFirst apply for one of studies at the University via University Admissions. You must apply for one of our masters programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions. Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on this webpage. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.
3. Other types of scholarships for international students
- Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
- Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
- Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders
- Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network