Immersive Storytelling at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme focusses on immersive technologies and developing your creative storytelling practice. You will develop an entrepreneurial and critical understanding of the creative industries and the place of immersive technologies within these. You will look at a variety of storytelling techniques and processes for immersive projects and consider the traditions of relevant screen media, including film, television and video games. You will examine the emerging UK immersive economy within the global context, and become familiar with the research and development and business model challenges in the sector, key institutions, and working practices. You will develop a broad understanding of the group nature of immersive experience creation and how the roles played by the various parties, such as engineer, producer, writer, performer, subject and director shape and influence the screenplay. You will learn how to undertake routine and adaptive work in hardware and software that responds to demands of sound, vision and perception in creative contexts, and how to write, pitch and present ideas in a range of formats. You will develop proof of concept, prototype, pilot and short form immersive experiences and recognise the potential for re-imagining existing story forms, structures and intellectual property.


Sound and Vision In this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of audio and visual signals in different situations, how they can be captured for analysis, and how the ear and eye process inputs before coding them for higher centres of the brain. You will look at signal capture devices, bandwidth, coding schemes, and consider their advantages and disadvantages. You will also examine how audio and visual signals are best presented to users. Immersive Storytelling Form and Practice 1 Foundations of Immersive Production Immersive Storytelling Form and Practice 2 Digital Creative Industries: Interactive, Immersive, Innovative Immersive Storytelling Final Project Optional Modules Digital Media Marketing: Mobile, Social Media and Strategy Immersive Software Immersive Hardware Sound and Vision

Assessment method

You will be taught through a mixture of hands-on workshops, experimental labs, lectures, seminars, group and individual exercises as well as one-to-one supervision for your final project. Experimental labs will enable you to work alongside MSc Immersive Technologies students to adapt and adopt technologies to creative demands, as well as work in commercial environments with partner business. You will typically be assessed through creative exercises (written, visual and experimental), oral presentations and pitch documentation, project plans and the final Immersive Storytelling project.

How to apply

International applicants

With almost a third of our students joining us from outside the UK, Royal Holloway is a diverse community with a strong international spirit. Ranked highly in the UK and the world for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Royal Holloway’s position recognises our global research impact and partnerships as well as student and staff diversity. Our alumni are found in 160 countries, working in industry, the arts, public sector and other areas, Royal Holloway is truly international both in ethos and impact. Within the 9,850 students enrolled at Royal Holloway, over 130 nationalities are represented, making our campus truly cosmopolitan. In addition, of the 104 societies and associations which enrich the post-study social life of our students, a quarter have an international flavour. We know a diverse community makes for a more creative and harder-working environment which benefits all our students, wherever they are from. Students from overseas can apply for all of our undergraduate degrees. We offer a range of additional support specifically for international students, including through our Centre for the Development of Academic Skills. For example, ‘Academic English’ for international students is provided for non-native speakers of English. The courses are designed to help you meet the challenges of academic work, including writing essays, following lectures, taking part in academic discussion and giving presentations. We also offer additional degree preparation courses for international students. See our website for full details. We have a number of scholarships that are dedicated to international students to help with tuition fees for undergraduate degrees. You can find a list of our current scholarship opportunities on our website.

Entry requirements

2:2 Preferred subjects: Media, Drama, English, Video Games, Digital Media, Film, Photography, History or Music. You are likely to be invited for an interview to assess your motivation for the subject.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £13200 Year 1
EU £21700 Year 1
England £13200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £13200 Year 1
Scotland £13200 Year 1
Wales £13200 Year 1
Channel Islands £13200 Year 1
International £21700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying on the standard part-time course structure over two years are charged 50% of the full-time applicable fee for each study year. All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. Please be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree (if longer than one year’s duration). This means that the overall cost of studying the course part-time will be slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. This figure is the fee for EU and international students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25. Find out more ( These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.
Immersive Storytelling at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS