Digital Arts, MA Postgraduate prospectus

  • Our MA Digital Arts degree seeks to prepare students for engagement with increasingly dynamic digital and creative arts sectors, and to facilitate creative projects that foreground the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation.
  • It is designed for those looking to further cultivate their creative skills and develop their personal specialism through exploring a diverse range of art practices.
  • Consisting of research-led teaching that encourages students to strive towards producing innovative work that exemplifies the contemporary digital art field.

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1 years full time



Our MA Digital Arts degree builds upon the solid foundations of undergraduate courses such as: Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Sound Design, Film, Television, VFX, Animation, Graphic Design and Media & Communications.​

It offers an opportunity for dynamic individuals to realise their creative potential in an inspiring practice based environment. Engaging with a range of technological tools, you will be supported to produce a diverse range of creative outputs.

Our aim is to provide you with skills that are highly valued in a global economy where boundaries between creativity and technology are increasingly fluid. So you'll be ready to enter a wide range of creative businesses and organisations already working with leading-edge digital technologies.

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What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have:

1) At least a 2.1 (Hons) degree in a relevant subject area.

2) Applicants with a good honours degree in a non-art and design subject, but with evidence of substantial work within the field of art and design and an aptitude for working at the Masters level, may be considered.

3) Applicants without normal qualifications but who have extensive substantial work experience inappropriate areas may be considered through accreditation of prior learning (APEL).

In all cases, admission is dependent upon:

4) Evidence of subject related skills through the submission of a digital portfolio containing 10 to 15 works/images/scores/performances/projects, etc.

5) Sufficient command of the English language. Those applicants whose first language is not English must have evidence of IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.

6) Two academic/professional references indicating the applicant's potential for success on the course.

7) An appropriate personal statement (800-1000 words) which outlines in general terms an area of interest that would provide the focus of study and with reference to the following guideline headings:

  • An area of interest or a provisional title.
  • Background experience directly or indirectly relevant to the proposed area of study.
  • Consideration about how your research might be done (even though this may change later) and any possible outcome(s).
  • An indication of the resources considered necessary to undertake a successful investigation.
  • Evidence of an initial exploration in the area of the project and reference to research and practice that has already been carried out by the applicant and/or others.

 8) An interview to discuss the applicant's appropriateness for the course.

Extra information


The main feature of our approach to teaching and learning is project work, requiring practice-based research, expertise and experimentation. You will be assessed through a combination of verbal presentations, written reports, portfolio work and your final Major Project piece that will be presented in a public exhibition at the end of the year.

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