Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Are you fascinated by digital media, especially social media? Would you like to investigate the new media landscape and understand its effects on society? Do you have your sights set on a career in the media world, with an emphasis on digital media and contemporary media practices? If so, Media Studies: Digital Cultures may be the right choice for you. The programme combines theoretical reflection, research on user practices and basic media skills training. Using an interdisciplinary approach, media studies is integrated with political philosophy, philosophical aesthetics, history and sociology of technology. This ensures that you develop the theoretical, analytical and practical skills that are essential to understanding and adapting to the ever-changing media world, whether you are working in a cultural organisation, a broadcasting company, a commercial business or a governmental organisation. 

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Alexandra Koukidou, Student Ambassador Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Alexandra Koukidou is from Greece, she has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece and decided to come to Maastricht for the master’s programme Media Studies: Digital Cultures. “I wanted to expand my knowledge and widen my perspective to media in general and new media in particular. As an exchange student I’d spent 5 months in the Netherlands and I liked it so much here that I decided to do my master’s in this country. I looked at several universities, but Maastricht University immediately stood out with its informative and well-structured website. In addition, I particularly liked this programme because it’s so topical and up to date and offers me lots of professional opportunities. The digital media and new emerging technologies we learn about are trends we are all witnessing right now.  After I graduate I would like to work in a communication design environment with video and sound production, translating concepts/ideas into products with a meaningful impact.”

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Alexandra Koukidou, Ambassador Master Media Studies: Digital Cultures 2018-2019

“I’d like to be a journalist, but after I graduate I will have many more opportunities and can expand my scope.”

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  • I like to try many different things, but radio journalism is definitely one of them.
    Aleksandra Milewicz, Student ambassador Media Studies: Digital Cultures 2017-2018
  • “I’m looking forward to making a living by doing what I love to do most.”
    Betty Tkadlčiková, Student Ambassador Media Studies: Digital Cultures 2016-2017
  • I feel that Media Studies: Digital Cultures has prepared me fully for my work
    Shaun Matsheza, Editor, Almere, the Netherlands