Taught course

Event and Experience Design

Institution
University of Kent · Department of Event and Experience Design
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 must also submit a digital or web-based portfolio that gives the admissions officer an understanding of your creative and presentation skills.

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

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 website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

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
    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

Name
Peter Hatton - Director of Studies for Event and Experience Design
Email
p.hatton@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1634 888922