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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject such as music, animation, fine art, or performance. You should submit a portfolio of work that showcases your creative practice to support your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you’re a musician, sound designer, animator, performer, artist or designer, developing expertise in digital media, as well as audiovisual and interactive approaches to creative practice, will enable you to forge an interdisciplinary path for your future career. Exploring interconnections between music and visual arts, this course provides the opportunity to build practical and conceptual knowledge, as well as confidence, with the contemporary creative computing technologies that facilitate interactivity and performance. You will develop skills and knowledge in interactive and digital contexts, from web and mobile media, to animations, installations and interactive performances, as well as cross-disciplinary mixed/inter/multi-media artworks. Sustainability is a key theme of the course, with opportunities to explore areas such as networking and streaming for remote performance and interaction, and audiovisual environmental artworks and installations. You will create a portfolio of work representative of your best creative practice, while building a cross-disciplinary network of contacts to help forge your future career as an independent artist and creative practitioner. The transferable skills you develop, including those of computer programming, will ensure you graduate as highly employable in a variety of fields.

Fees and funding

If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this taught Masters degree in academic year 2023/24, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


You will be assessed primarily through practical projects, with supporting written work and oral presentations that develop your communication skills. Where a practical submission is the primary component of assessment, an accompanying written submission or presentation would ordinarily be expected. A range of performance exhibition spaces are available in the Creative Edge building and the Arts Centre, to present both work in progress and final projects. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this taught Masters degree.

Course contact details

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