Masters in Design (Digital Media) At University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

masters degree in digital media can be undertaken by people with a bachelors program in any field. It is designed for people who would wish to gain a deeper understanding of the production as well as the distribution of the digital media through a variety of platforms.

MA (Design) Department of Multimedia M8MM1Q

Purpose of the programme

The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.

Admission requirements

A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree a “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or relevant Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae: Fashion degree, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.

Selection criteria

In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research. In the case of textual research the portfolio would contain examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research a portfolio with design artefacts would be required.


MMD9X01Research Dissertation: Design
MMD9X02Research Dissertation: Design

Programme structure

Minimum duration: One year full-time/two years part-time.

Maximum duration: Two years full-time/three years part-time

The research component comprises 100% of the programme.

Contact details:

Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

Tel: 011 559 1126