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Course summary

As virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies become more affordable and accessible, many industries are becoming aware of the benefits of immersive narratives. As such, there is a growing need for professional story developers who can harness and explore the extraordinary potential of VR. MA Virtual and Extended Realities is for creative graduates and existing filmmakers who want to enter the radical world of virtual and augmented media production for immersive storytelling in entertainment, journalism, education, marketing and advocacy. It is for independent thinkers, who thrive in experimental, hands-on learning environments. Due to the evolving nature of this field, we welcome practitioners from both technical and creative backgrounds. This includes filmmakers, theatre designers, sound designers, game designers, animators, software developers, studio/media artists, writers, and journalists.

Entry requirements

Due to the evolving nature of this field, we anticipate attracting students from different disciplines and backgrounds, technical and creative. We aim to recruit students with experience in filmmaking, theatre, sound design, game design, experience design, animation, graphic design, software development, studio/media arts, scriptwriting, writing, and journalism. Selection Process Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview via Microsoft Teams to discuss their candidacy, and to give them an opportunity to ask questions. If you wish, you may provide a showreel or concise portfolio of previous work for review when you submit your application, although this is not a requirement. We recommend that you use the Personal Statement section to tell us about yourself, and your relationship to the subject. Why are you interested in studying this masters course in particular? Why is now the right moment for you?

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Virtual and Extended Realities at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS