Digital and Immersive Arts at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Digital and Immersive Arts at Northumbria? Our Digital and Immersive Arts Masters programme equips you with the skills to work as a practitioner in creative and cultural industries at the highest level using virtual and immersive technologies. You will be exposed to the most cutting-edge work in digital and immersive art and technology with the opportunity to work with industry partners such as PROTO and Northern Dance on live briefs. Working in groups alongside colleagues from these industry partners will enable you to critically analyse creative processes and approaches to technological production. uction. What can I expect from this course? Digital and Immersive technologies are now all around us and so this Masters degree course addresses a growing need for expertise in the areas of virtual reality, audio-visual technology, as well as virtual film and performance. Throughout this Masters degree programme you will develop your skills within core technologies, but will also specialise in diverse areas, such as 3D programming, audio-visuals, gaming, virtual reality, etc. depending on your personal skill sets and interests. Alongside this, our programme provides the critical skills needed to research and evaluate the products of the digital and immersive arts. Digital and Immersive Arts is characterised by its transdisciplinary nature as it responds to the increasingly complex challenges and opportunities within the industry. Subject areas of arts, animation, film, communication design, graphic design and games design often provide transferrable skills in terms of the digital and immersive arts. However, this Masters course is open to students from all disciplines and undergraduate subject areas and is directly aimed at students who are interested in becoming expert at one more than one discipline. How will this course prepare me for my career? You will have the opportunity to collaborate with our course partners from across the creative and creative industries with PROTO and Northern Dance through live projects, allowing you to build your professional skills, your portfolio, and your network of contacts.


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related discipline such as fine art, media art, animation, performing arts, film production, theatre, interaction design, digital design, communication design, music technology, or computing. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. You may be required to submit a digital portfolio. For advice on preparing your portfolio, please visit International qualifications: If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

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Digital and Immersive Arts at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS