raft of new programmes will use cross-disciplinary teaching
to meet the changing needs of students and potential employers.
BA in communications and new media will be a specialised
course covering the demands new media make on technology
and communication theory, starting in 2002. Director of
the institute of communications studies Professor Phil
Taylor said: "With over 1,000 new media companies in Leeds,
employing over 12,000 people, there is a large market
for this course." In readiness, a new digital media lab
will be built this summer.
will work with geography, biochemistry and molecular biology
and mechanical engineering to offer an MSc in informatics
this year. Academic co-ordinator Dr Jason Noble said:
"Companies are often standing with a fire-hose of data
gushing out and don't know how to deal with it." The course
will cover fundamental computing techniques and explore
real-world applications in the partner disciplines.
programmes in product design and sports science are also
under development for 2003.