Postgraduate - taught prospectus

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.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • 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.

Department

Creative Professions & Digital Arts

Location

Attendance

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 will study

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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.

Fees and finance

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.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. 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.

Additional information

Assessment

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.

Specialised equipment

  • You will benefit from access to outstanding TV & Sound studios, professional edit suites, large workshop with 3D printers/laser cutters/CNC machines, contemporary computer labs with both Mac and PC workflows – all supported by experienced and creative technicians
  • Teaching takes place in large studios, seminar rooms, and on location throughout London
  • Field trips abroad to exhibitions and site-specific projects will be scheduled throughout the year.

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