Taught course

Creative Technology

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Media Production; Film Studies, Computer Studies, Games Studies, Fine Art, Design, Architecture)


  • equivalent professional qualifications and experience acceptable to the Programme Leader


  • (at the point of application) a portfolio/showreel and/or blog to provide evidence of engagement with critical debate in the area of creative media practice

Additional information:

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • Although most applicants will be graduates, those without a degree and other non-standard applications will be considered
  • The Programme Leader will consider such applications on the basis of experience
  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme

If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

LJMU's Creative Technology MA is a practice-led programme that sets out to develop your technique and insight within the expanding creative media sector.

  • Develop advanced Storytelling, through a variety of contemporary media
  • Explore social, interactive and immersive platforms in a variety of contexts from the street to the arena
  • Become an inquisitive media practitioner, with a sophisticated understanding of how to exploit emerging technologies and realities
  • Study in the £38 million Redmonds Building and enjoy full access to Liverpool Screen School's state-of-the-art facilities

This MA offers you an opportunity to embark on a period of enquiry that operates at the forefront of developments in storytelling within the creative media and digital technology sectors. Whether your career in this sphere leads you to sell or tell, there are a myriad of converged, interactive, social, locative and immersive platforms that should be explored in the development of compelling ‘storyworlds’.

Novel media technologies continue to emerge, affording genuine opportunities for individuals to profitably exploit these in the pursuit of immersive narrative artefacts. Beyond the need to understand moving image, which pervades all our devices, we should exploit all media forms; new digital realities demand that we re-examine the visual, the locative, the social, the virtual, mixed and the merged.

Our aim is to develop inquisitive media practitioners with a sophisticated understanding of what creative technology might afford. To create advanced and autonomous learners, able to assess new technologies for their potential in the development of innovative media outcomes and then in response, to produce finished artefacts as an individual, or to assemble teams with the necessary skill-set to do so.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the LJMU website.

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0) 151 231 5090