University of Jyvaskyla

University of Jyvaskyla

Digital Culture

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Program Information

Degree Offered:

Digital Culture

Format: Online

Program Description:

Multidisciplinary Master's Degree Programme in Digital Culture takes a critical look at the relations between the arts, culture and technology. The programme focuses on various aspects of culture and its digitalisation, placing special emphasis on the relation between human-beings and technology. The Programme acknowledges the current tendencies of globalization, and simultaneously emphasises the local Nordic perspectives in its approach. Along with the humanistic orientation comes the question of "what is the role of technology in cultural and artistic practices?" The Programme draws on the traditions of humanistic research of digital culture in the Department of Art and Culture Studies, and is connected to the internationally recognized expertise in human technology at the University of Jyväskylä. The Programme combines contemporary cultural studies with the issues of digitalized cultural heritage in a unique way. By this pioneering approach the students will be able to widely consider the cultural implications of the ongoing technological changes, and they will qualify either for research intensive employment or for international specialist tasks within different fields of culture and the arts. The degree qualifies students for enrolment in doctoral studies.