Taught course

Event and Experience Design

Institution
University of Kent · Centre for Music and Audio Technology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the Centre will consider applicants who have not followed a conventional education path but who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications and professional qualifications/experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Dedicated to developing skilled practitioners for the creative events industry, this taught programme gives you the knowledge and technical skills to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and expanding field.

As the events industry continues to expand, the demand for the experience is growing. It is a global industry encompassing a vast range of event and experience typologies, from the mega event to the intimate bespoke experience, live events and performances to virtual reality and mixed reality experiences. Consumers are encouraged to be part of a brand community and the product is no longer enough.

We consider what forms of experiences can be created or contested in a mediatised society, when the roles of consumer and producer are no longer clearly defined and everyone with a smart phone is potentially an active agent.

This is a dynamic interdisciplinary evolving field of media, visual arts, design communication and performance. Through practice and research, you will be engaging with, contributing to and critiquing this exciting area of cultural production.

You have the opportunity to experiment and test ideas across a range of media and means of communication (mobile and location-based), within urban interfaces, transitory spaces (festivals/communities of interest/protest/consumption), the place-bound realms of architecture or the landscape.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding web pages for the most current information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Centre for Music and Audio Technology
Email
cmat@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1634 888980