Taught course

MA Digital and Immersive Arts

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related discipline such as fine art, media art, animation, performing arts, film production, theatre, interaction design, digital design, communication design, music technology, or computing. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

You may be required to submit a digital portfolio.

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International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Months of entry


Course content

Digital and Immersive technologies are now all around us and so this Masters degree course addresses a growing need for expertise in the areas of virtual reality, audio-visual technology, as well as virtual film and performance.

Throughout this Masters degree programme you will develop your skills within core technologies, but will also specialise in diverse areas, such as 3D programming, audio-visuals, gaming, virtual reality, etc. depending on your personal skill sets and interests. Alongside this, our programme provides the critical skills needed to research and evaluate the products of the digital and immersive arts.

Digital and Immersive Arts is characterised by its transdisciplinary nature as it responds to the increasingly complex challenges and opportunities within the industry. Subject areas of arts, animation, film, communication design, graphic design and games design often provide transferrable skills in terms of the digital and immersive arts. However, this Masters course is open to students from all disciplines and undergraduate subject areas and is directly aimed at students who are interested in becoming expert at one more than one discipline.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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