Taught course

Creative Technologies

University of Portsmouth · School of Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

Upgrade your creative and artistic practice with our tailored Creative Technologies Master’s degree, specialising in Animation, Extended Reality, Games Development, or Music Technology.
You’ll dive deep into your chosen inspiration, story, or idea through a course-long creative project supervised by academics and industry professionals. Your learning and professional development will be in your hands.
Use content from related courses to author captivating content. As a further boost, you’ll have access to our futuristic facilities—including the UK’s first Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR), featuring pioneering mixed reality technologies.
This Creative Technologies Master’s course will prepare you to lead the growth of sectors relying on the technologies of the future.

Course highlights
  • Hone your expertise by specialising in animation, extended reality, games development or music technology
  • Produce outstanding content with our ultramodern facilities – including the Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality
  • Earn Wwise and Protools certifications [Music Technology pathway only]
  • Attend guest speaker events to gain knowledge from industry and academia experts
  • Network with other students on other courses to complement your learning of creative technology in industry

Career planning

During your course you'll have expert career support from our Careers and Employability Centre, your tutors and our Business and Law Career-Ready Programme. This support will continue for 5 years after you graduate.

Career support

You'll benefit from:

- Networking events

- Regular emails from the Career Ready Programme sharing job opportunities, application tips and events

- Applied projects with companies such as IBM, Boeing and Hampshire County Council

- Workshops to enhance your employability skills

- Recruitment events including the Student and Graduate Opportunities Fair

- 1-to-1 appointments

- CV and cover letter advice

- Interview preparation and practice

- Support starting your own business

Careers and opportunities
Many sectors beyond the creative industries are leveraging creative technologies to advance and better people's daily lives. For instance, artificial intelligence (AI) can resolve tasks that are complex or difficult for humans, while immersive media is redefining how we consume content – ranging from humanitarian stories to workplace training (McKinsey, 2018).
The wide application of creative technologies means that you'll graduate with advanced expertise for senior roles in many industries. Your specialist knowledge and professional practice will also grow.

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

University Admissions Centre