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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.

School

Design

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

1 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£17,450

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 your 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.

MA Digital Arts


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

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above in a relevant subject.

Applicants with a degree in another discipline may be considered if they can present evidence of substantial work within the art and design field and an aptitude for working at Master's level.

Applicants without a degree that have professional qualifications  or relevant professional experience may be considered.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

Applicants will also be required to:

-  Provide an academic or professional reference

-  Demonstrate an interest in, understanding of, the  programme  they are applying to  within the personal statement.

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 studios or off-site developing work alongside tutorial supervision. You will have technical workshops, seminars and critiques to discuss your work with colleagues, tutors and visiting artists.

Theory courses will be taught alongside other Master's programmes to encourage subject crossover and multidisciplinary views. Finalized works will be exhibited in our galleries to establish public profile and professional experience.

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:

  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join Student Societies.

Overall workload

The course offers modules worth 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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 N/A N/A
International £17,450 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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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.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

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 Design, Media, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Film, Sound, and Web Design.

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

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.