Taught course

Narrative Environments

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · Communication, Spatial and Product Design

Entry requirements

MA Narrative Environments entry requirements are: Honours Degree, or equivalent learning, and ideally at least one year of professional experience. Relevant fields are: architecture, exhibition, graphic, interior, performance, retail, spatial, theatre, 3D, multimedia or interaction design, museum studies or curatorship, writing, and design management. Precise qualifications and experience needed vary according to your field. Designers: a degree in 2D or 3D design or equivalent experience. Curators and museum studies graduates: a degree in museum studies or equivalent museum experience; or a degree in another subject, at least two years' experience in a full-time museums curatorial position, and associate membership of the Museums Association. Architects: a degree and RIBA Part I, or equivalent. Writers and humanities graduates: a degree or equivalent experience. For further advice on entry requirements contact Tricia Austin, Course Leader, on +44(0) 20 7514 8535, email p.austin@csm.arts.ac.uk English language requirement All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you send us an English language test score together with your application to prove your level of proficiency. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please clearly indicate this on your application form. When you have received your test score, please send it to us immediately. The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent. For further information visit the Language Centre website. Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the External English Tests page which provides important information about UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements. What we look for The MA Narrative Environments is aimed at graduates with some experience of architecture, curatorship, writing or design who want to grow their expertise within the cultural and commercial sectors. We seek resourceful, talented and ambitious individuals who work well in multidisciplinary teams. The college's strong international profile is reflected in the broad cultural mix of our students and our international studio placements and exchanges. Student selection criteria MA Narrative Environments applicants will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: A BA qualification or equivalent level of skills and knowledge in your own discipline and preferably some examples of post college work in your particular field Evidence of interest and use of stories and storytelling in your working process Work demonstrating engagement with narrative in a spatial context, whether that is a real or virtual space A reflective and critical approach Experience and preference for teamwork Self motivation, ambition and a commitment to the postgraduate programme

Months of entry


Course content

  • MA Narrative Environments lasts 60 weeks structured as two consecutive periods of 30 weeks each (i.e. two academic years) in its 'extended full-time mode'.
  • MA Narrative Environments is credit rated at 180 credits, and comprises 2 units. Unit 1 (60 credits) lasts 20 weeks. Unit 2 (120 credits) runs for 10 weeks in the first year and 30 weeks in the second year.
  • Both units must be passed in order to achieve the MA, but the classification of the award of MA derives from your mark for Unit 2 only.
  • You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies, within which, your taught input will normally be scheduled over three days. MA Narrative Environments has been designed in this way to enable you to pursue your studies, whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities.

Information for international students

Our International Office deals specifically with the needs of students from overseas. Tel +44 (0)20 7514 7027.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Information Office
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