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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Interactive Media Research topics include Game Design, Games in Culture, Games as Artistic Expression, Games in Education, Serious and Applied Games, and Simulation.
Interactive Media Research topics include Game Design, Games in Culture, Games as Artistic Expression, Games in Education, Serious and Applied Games, and Simulation.

Qualification: MA 

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 - 2 years

School: Wits School of Arts

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

Research topics in Games include Game Design, Games in Culture, Games as Artistic Expression, Games in Education, Serious and Applied Games, and Simulation. Research in Interactive Narrative includes work on Storytelling in Interactive Environments, Visual Storytelling, Hypermedia Narrative, Creative Writing in Interactive Media, and Scriptwriting of Interactive Environments. This Masters allows for research from the perspective of candidates from other disciplines in the humanities (for example Anthropology, English Literature, Psychology), from arts and design backgrounds AND candidates from engineering, science and technology backgrounds who wish to engage with the creative possibilities offered by games and interactive stories. As this is a developing field in South Africa with almost no research available within a local context we encourage study into South African and African industries and practices.

Honours:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent with 65% course mark aggregate in a third year major.
  • At least an upper second class pass in the final undergraduate course in the subject.

Masters by Coursework and Research Report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate

Masters by Dissertation:

  • A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application

Doctorate:

  • A masters degree from Wits or another university with a 70% total mark aggregate
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application

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