Master Media Design and Communication: Networked Media + lectorate Communication in a digital age

The Masters programme considers critical reflection as a necessary prerequisite for any advanced media practice. The focus of the course is on computational, networked, digital media and information systems. Rather than taking information technology off-the-shelf or out-of-the-box, the course encourages students to rethink and design their own media. This is why Free and Open Source Software and a do-it-yourself ethic play a key role in the programme.

The Masters course in Media Design & Communication is affiliated with the international research programme, Communication in a Digital Age at the Piet Zwart Institute. This project investigates the future of communication design in relation to the most current technological and social developments of media and communication.

Through their participation in meetings and events, students and researchers involved in the Networked Media programme will relay their experimental design and programming work to the LGRU and vice versa. From their experience in rethinking and designing media, they will act as respondents to commissions both in terms of how they are formulated and subsequently followed through.