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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Digital Media Multimedia (Computing)

Course type


Course Summary

Our digital media research is committed to transdisciplinarity, creative digital practice, the intersection of art and sciences, social technologies and public engagement.

The Digital Media PhD is part of the Fine Art programme of study. We offer PhD supervision in two main areas of digital media.

Digital arts practice includes topics such as:

emerging technologies and experimental practice
art and science practice
transdisciplinary practice
interactivity and human-computer interaction in arts practice
data visualisation and creative practice
affective computing and creative practice
applied philosophy
philosophy of cognition
contemporary art and media theory
new production environments and living labs
open source culture and creativity
crowdsourcing and creativity

Digital media in museum, gallery and heritage settings, includes topics such as:

online museum, gallery and heritage experiences
social software and its implications for the cultural sector
design and use of mobile, personal and ubiquitous technologies in cultural settings
study and understanding of social museum experiences
theory and practice of visitor studies
ethnographic and ethnomethodological approaches in the study of museum experiences.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£4,327 per year. The fees stated are for 2019 entry only. We are aligning our 2020 entry tuition fees for students with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or international equivalent.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more