School of the Arts: Digital Culture and Media

Welcome to the Digital Culture and Media Programme

Digital Culture and Media studies is a research orientated postgraduate programme that provides students with the opportunity to critically engage with dominant trends within digital media and screen culture, either on a masters or doctoral level.

Digital Culture and Media at a glance

As we are immersed in the effects and affects of new media technologies it becomes critically important to ask questions about what it means to be human in a digital age. It is crucial to reflect on the social, political and cultural contexts that shape humanity in this age, where our lives seamlessly entwine with technology. On a theoretical level, Digital Culture & Media draws from the ideas and discourses rooted in the disciplines of Digital Art History, Visual Cultural Studies, Image Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Digital Arts and Humanities. In combining disciplines, ideas, critical theory and philosophy we aim to explore, analyse and contemplate contemporary society.

We offer two research based courses:

  1. MA (Digital Culture & Media)
  2. PhD (Digital Culture & Media)

For more information please visit our application guidelines or contact: [email protected]

Want to know more about Digital Arts and Humanities?

Visit the [email protected] research hub by clicking on the logo

[email protected] aims to create a hub for multi-disciplinary Digital Arts and Humanities research projects by launching a digital platform and research archive for interactive and rich media scholarship. We approach digital scholarship from a 'critical digital humanities' perspective and argue that human-technology interaction always contributes to our understanding of ourselves and the broader society and culture. Our project trajectory focuses on the intersection between digital technology and humanity, focusing not only on how Digital Humanities practices adds to scholarship, but also on intensifying humanistic scholarly engagement.​

Launched in 2016 [email protected] wants to place Digital Arts and Humanities on the research and teaching agenda of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as the larger scholarly and research community of the University of Pretoria. The first aim is to establish a platform to initiate interest and debate and second to initiate and assist with projects wherein Digital Arts and Humanities methodologies are incorporated for both teaching and research purposes.

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