Hyper Island expands in the UK and Singapore

The role of the digital leader has become more complex and demanding in this age. It has transformed into a creative-data-tech-analyst-entrepreneur- mentor who constantly needs to stay ahead of the curve.

As a response to the changing needs of the market, Hyper Island – a leader in providing lifelong learning experiences for individuals and organisations – will expand offering in Singapore and the UK, introducing a new kind of work-based flexible Master of Arts in Digital Media Management, designed to foster the growing needs of the creative industry.

The Digital Media Management (MA) has run as a full time programme for two years out of Hyper Island UK’s flagship campus in Manchester, but as respond to a growing demand a flexible learning mode is now being launched.

The full time MA has included collaborations with companies like Google, BBC, Unilever, McCann, BBH and Greenpeace, and graduates moving into roles such as Producer, Innovation Strategist and Creative Director at companies like Nike, Cheil, AKQA and WorkClub to name a few.

Andy Sandoz, Creative Partner & Founder at Workclub said:

“Hyper Island creates new kinds of thinkers. New talent with a fresh perspective on the world. These are the people who can change things for the better.”

Designed in partnership with industry and accredited by Teesside University, UK University of the Year 2009, the part time version of the programme is now being launched in Singapore and London, allowing participants to split their time equally between Hyper Island, workplace and self-study.

This gives working individuals the opportunity to pursue the Masters Programme without having to lose income, step out of the industry, or compromise on their daily work schedule while being able to apply new skills and insights directly to their jobs.

Singapore School Director Christina Andersson, said:

“ This really allows companies to benefit immediately as the tools and techniques that are learned in the study days can be applied directly to the employer’s work in areas such as idea development, strategic thinking, project management, social media and prototyping.  For agencies this will have a real impact on client work too.”

UK School Director David McCall said:

“After two successful years a full-time programme in Manchester we have opened this up to the London market – with a flexible model where people can work and the learning is truly integrated. We have worked with over 100 clients in London on training programme lasting from 1 day to 1 week – this however is the first combined learn and work masters Hyper Island has ever created and we are looking for world class people to join”

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