Digital Arts, MA

Combined skills in creativity and technology are highly valued by employers. Our new MA in Digital Arts allows you to develop these specialist skills through a wide range of art practices.

Our Master's in Digital Arts prepares you for the engaging and dynamic world of the digital and creative arts. The course builds upon the solid foundations of undergraduate courses including Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Sound Design, Film, Television, VFX, Animation, Graphic Design and Media and Communications. It aims to help you with creative projects that highlight the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation.

You'll enjoy research-led teaching that encourages you to produce innovative work that is relevant to the modern digital arts field. Use a range of technological tools to produce a diverse range of creative outputs. Emerge as a versatile and creative professional ready to enter creative agencies and organisations.

Duration

1 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • The course prepares you to develop complex and creative projects that prioritise practice-based research and experimentation.
  • It’s designed for those looking to further cultivate their creative skills and develop their personal specialism through a diverse range of art practices.
  • You’ll expand your practice using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including TV and sound studios, computer labs, 3D printers, laser cutters, digital printers, and projectors.
  • It challenges you to develop unique practices and methodologies with the ability to discuss, theorize and contextualise personal work.
  • You’ll gain the necessary skills to emerge as an independent artist or enter a wide range of creative businesses and organisations within leading-edge digital technologies.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by a professional and varied academic staff with specialisms in Digital Arts, Fine Art, Sound Design, Animation, Interactive Technologies and Contemporary Theory. Classes within the world-class facilities of Stockwell Street are taught in small numbers to maximise your contact time with tutors.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant subject. 

You may also be considered if you have a good honours degree in an area other than art and design, but you will need to present evidence of substantial work within the art and design field and an aptitude for working at Master's level. 

We may also consider applicants without standard qualifications but with extensive and appropriate work experience. 

You will need to submit a digital portfolio of your work and provide a personal statement and academic/professional references indicating your suitability for the course. You should also consider areas of interest that you could explore during your studies, prior to attending an interview.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Further information about entry

  • Applicants are assessed on their portfolios and written statement.
  • Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview. 
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

As a practice-based Master's degree, most of your time will be spent in the studios or off-site developing your work alongside tutorial supervision. In a typical week, you will have workshops, seminars and critiques to discuss your work with colleagues and tutors. 

Visiting artists will be made available each term for specialist lectures, workshops and tutorials. Theory courses will be taught alongside other Master's programmes to encourage subject crossover and multidisciplinary views.

Class sizes

Lectures, seminars or tutorials are normally attended by smaller groups. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. 

Students also take part in shared/collaborative modules with students on other creative arts course, providing a perfect opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to independent study (around 8-10 hours per module per week). 

Every module will involve further reading and research. You will also be expected to spend time preparing for classwork such as presentations and group discussions, and for assessed coursework and examinations.

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources is available for academic research and study. 

During the week you can also:

Overall workload

The course offers modules worth 15, 30 and 60 credits. If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week in total).

Assessment

Each course has formal summative assessments which count towards your final grade. Portfolio submission and oral presentations will be used for practice-based courses. Written essays will also form a portion of your degree. 

Throughout the year you will receive formative feedback through group critiques and one-to-one tutorials. These will help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there any site visits or field trips, students may need to pay their own travel costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

As a digital artist you can establish a working practice of your own specialism and/or develop a career within a wide range of creative industries. Independent artists who develop their own practice are able to participate in exhibitions and create a freelance working career. 

Those who wish to join companies will find employment in fields which include motion graphics for TV, film and computer games, projection mapping and interaction design for live events, digital sound and music production, and creative computing.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer for postgraduate students to consult about specific opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

All students on creative courses at the School of Design get FREE access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com.

As a Master's student within the School of Design, you will be a member of a larger creative community which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Film, Web Design and Media.

Each year we run a graduate show were our degree students can showcase their best work.

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