Posgraduate in arts, digital media and popular culture

18th october 2011 – 20th june 2012

The postgraduate course in arts, digital media and popular culture (30 credits ECTS) offers the foundations for understanding and analyzing the changes and transformation in the relations between culture and society, as well as emerging
contemporary artistic and cultural productions influenced by information and communication
technologies within a interdisciplinary context, and in connection with the main debates on an international scale in the fields of arts, humanities, communication and social sciences.
Artistic and cultural practices -from the most recognised to the most emerging ones and from the most minoritary ones to those most popular- are being transformed at a great speed by new ways of producing, transmitting and  experimenting with culture. The surge of information and communication technologies, changes in mass media and creative industries are the key elements in understanding this cultural
change. The postgraduate course offers the tools to consider these changes and innovation in relation to culture, arts, technology and society by way of theoretical principles and the study of relevant cases with the help of debates with creators and analysts from the cultural world.

October 2011—May 2012
Place: Virtual Campus of UOC
Target: researchers in culture, arts and communication, creators, artists and social
and cultural innovators and professionals from cultural and artistic institutions and creative industries involved in the processes of management, production, planning, promotion and cultural dissemination.

Price: 2,395 euros

Further information and registration: 902 372 373; from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm www.uoc.edu/masters.Project blog:  http://laboralcentrodearte.uoc.edu/

Study materials
The postgraduate courses of the UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya may require the study of materials in printed or digital format. The materials are given to the students as the course progresses.

The materials are one of the great elements provided in this course, given that they comprise a careful selection of significant readings that deal with the course’s subject matter. In some cases they have been translated from English or taken from practical case studies especially for this programme. It is thanks to this meticulous selection that the course can enrich and improve the students’ understanding of the link that relates the arts, culture, technology and society.

Admission requirements  and degrees awarded
A legal university degree is required to enter the programme. In the case where an applicant does not have such a degree, an admissions committee will evaluate the knowledge and experience of the applicant on the basis of their resume.

Once the student has completed the programme and been evaluated, UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya will grant a Postgraduate diploma in Cultural Innovation: arts, digital media and popular culture UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya -LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial to those participants that already have a university degree considered legally valid in Spain. 
In the case where the particpant does not have such a degree, he or she will be granted a Certificate in Cultural Innovation: the arts, digital media and popular culture UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya -LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial.

Directorate and Professors

Advisory Board
Rosina Gómez-Baeza, Director, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

Derrick de Kerckhove, former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, Professor, University of Toronto and Faculty of Sociology at the University of NaplesFederico II

Roger Malina, Executive Editor, Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, San Francisco; Director, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence; Co-director of the art-science program of IMERA Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies

José-Carlos Mariátegui, investigator, London School of Economics, London; founder, ATA-Alta Tecnología Andina and Escuelab.org, Lima

Christiane Paul, Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School, New York; Adjunct Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Benjamin Weil, Chief Curator, LABoral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón

Academic directorate
Pau Alsina, doctor in Philosophy (UB), Professor of Art and Humanities Studies at the UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, researcher in the group GRECS on Culture and Society and director of the magazine Artnodes on art, science and technology.

Programme of activities funded by the Ministry for Culture and Sports of the Principality of Asturias

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