Ravensbourne’s MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media is a project based postgraduate course focusing on the cross-media creative application of 3D stereoscopic technologies and techniques.
The cutting edge of the creative industries
Ravensbourne’s MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media gives recent graduates and professionals working in the creative industries a clear specialism and career advantage in an increasingly competitive employment marketplace.
“It is great to see our approved media academies working together like this, particularly in an area which is so relevant for industry right now” - Kate O’Connor, executive director of policy and development, Skillset
“I see this MSc as a way of specialising and experimenting in a cutting edge technology. I think having 3D on my CV from Ravensbourne will give me a real head start in industry.” - John McNarama-Dale, current studying BSc Broadcast Technology at Ravensbourne
Times are changing
The MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media has been developed in response to industry demand for creative and technical professionals with specialist skills and knowledge in this emerging area.
“We are look forward to sharing best practice and driving future innovation.” – Chris Parkes, Vision3 stereographer, Pirates of the Caribbean IV
Creating leaders for the future
This course gives students the opportunity to develop projects with the latest media technologies and build a portfolio of professional, technical and creative work that will help secure a career in this competitive sector.
The study framework enables students to work closely with the other post-graduate courses on exciting multi-disciplinary projects. Ravensbourne’s purpose-built facility houses a range of 3D production tools including stereoscopic rigs and bespoke post-production suites.
On both the MA and MSc sides of this course you will be encouraged to think laterally, and analytically, developing not just your technical, creative and craft skills, but also your business and management acumen.
“We are looking forward to the industry moving beyond the dry technical phase of 3D production into a more exciting creative phase.”
- Andy Millns, Inition stereographer, Six Nation Rugby 3D
I can’t wait for this MA, I wrote my BA dissertation on 3D and I have shot a few experimental films; I am especially keen to work in 3D across platforms, with the new handheld devices for example.” - BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production student
Who’s it for?
Ravensbourne’s MA/MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media course is for graduates and professionals looking to advance their careers in the creative industries and specialise in the creative application of this emerging technology. The course is designed to be led by the student, and to be hands-on and practical, giving students the opportunity to navigate their own research journey through negotiated projects and exposure to cutting edge technology.
What you will study
This unit introduces and applies concept creation tools and examines the role that research plays in developing and contextualising advanced practice-based projects in the creative fields of communication and digital technology
The unit provides the student with a current map of technologies used in the communication industries. Through a series of projects, students will work across disciplines, investigate emerging industry technologies and apply them creatively.
Business and Innovation
This unit equips students with the awareness, understanding and basic skills to manage the broad and often complex spectrum of business issues/factors that impact creative endeavour and the successful realisation of new products and services.
Concept and Prototyping
In this unit, students experiment with conceptual and practical prototyping processes in order to develop and test their approaches to projects. The result will be an articulation of a concept or full prototype for the Major Project.
The Major Project represents the culmination of the student’s investigation and the final stage of the research strategy. This is a substantial piece of work which embodies the integration of theory and practice, is underpinned by advanced practice-based methodologies and processes and is informed by the student’s ongoing reflective analysis and personal learning.
The post-graduate framework at Ravensbourne combines practical project-based learning with interactive seminars and discussions.
Learning is facilitated by permanent teaching staff, and supported by sessional staff and visiting speakers who are leading, practicing professionals working in the creative industries.
Collaborative learning and working methods are actively encouraged at Ravensbourne. Students will work closely with students on other pathways, encouraging the development of effective team working, communication skills and diverse and creative outputs.
You are required to own or have access to a laptop from the beginning of your studies. Laptops are an essential tool to support personalised learning and give you access, when and where you want it, to many of the creative tools and educational resources you will encounter during your studies.
Laptops are used extensively in all of our courses. You will need one to access our network, and to research, communicate and collaborate during your studies.
Student’s work is assessed through a variety of methods appropriate to the work and the individual. See the course documentation for more details.
Where will it take you?
The course provides students with the contextual knowledge, practical skills and intellectual capability to develop a career in the creative industries.
Click here for the full programme specification.