Taught course

Interactive Media Practice

Institution
University of Westminster · PG Creative Practice and Art Theory
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on the basis of either a combination of formal qualifications and experience, or significant industry experience applying sound to interactive media and/ or working in new media industries. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ability through portfolio of work(s). Applicants should have a minimum of an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree. Applicants with a degree from non-related discipline may be considered through demonstration of portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This exciting new course is designed to reflect the needs of contemporary media industries, enhancing the relationship between sound, interaction and art. Through creative application and the integration of the sound in new media and interactive multimedia, successful graduates would be able to address and adapt to the changing needs of this sector in order to be the market leader.

Interactive media is now integral part of modern media industries and aids distribution, design, live performances, artistic installations and the educational sector. The widespread success and establishment of consumer trends for interactive media devices such as games consoles, mobile smart phones, and tablet devices ensures that demand for these types of professionals represents constant growth, due to the nature and specialist skills involved.

It is worth several billion pounds annually and employs around 40,000 people, representing approximately ten percent of the total audiovisual workforce. Sectors such as sound driven games and apps show an even wider growth where providers such as Apple have paid a total of two billion dollars to developers for sound driven apps within the US alone. Steve Jobs Apple CEO 2011.


As the major media education site in Europe, the University's Harrow Campus includes 12 professional recording studios (three surround studios), a new teaching recording studio, Music Lab and an array of TV, post-production, radio, film and multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards.


Course Content

This multidisciplinary course emphasises key creative skills, tomorrow's industry practices and interactive media and sound production workflows, supported by a robust understanding of the technologies and theories involved.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7911 5000