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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Exhibition Design Museum Skills Events Management Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

MA Narrative Environments combines stories and spaces to create memorable human experiences.

Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

Live projects: The course offers opportunities for live projects. Previously, this has included work with affiliates such as Arts Council England, Arup, Camden Council, Cisco, the National Trust, the London Festival of Architecture, LVMH, Southbank Centre and Volkswagen.

Wide-ranging practice: You will work on a range of projects – from city branding to public engagement and social innovation. This will help you to define your future career in either the commercial or cultural creative industries or go on to PhD study.

Industry mentorship: On this course you can learn from leading industry figures. The course gives you the opportunity to select a mentor in the creative industries, providing you with real-world, professional advice.

Industry placement: You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. This could be in a design company, an architect’s practice, a museum or a related business or government organization, giving you a sense of the global market for jobs in narrative environments.


MA Narrative Environments extends and enhances your employment opportunities in sectors such as exhibition, event, retail and interpretive design, visitor center development, curating, scripting and creative direction, film and TV production, architecture, new media and interaction design, brand development and design for corporate environments.

The postgraduate course also addresses the need for advanced research in spatial practices. It provides a grounding in design research and intellectual, scholarly debate that can lead you to MPhil and PhD research degrees.

MA Narrative Environments has excellent links with renowned practitioners across the spectrum of narrative design. Professional fields include: interpretive design; production; architecture; interaction, media, graphic and communication design; brand communications; museums and galleries; planning and management.


On this unit, you will have the opportunity to define your own direction. You will research and design a major project proposition. You may opt to do an industry case study or a placement to gain direct insight into opportunities and working methods in industry. The case study or placement will enable you to appraise your own abilities, ambitions and career direction.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have an Honours degree in a relevant field architecture, exhibition, graphic, interior, performance, retail, spatial, theatre, 3D, multimedia or interaction design, museum studies or curatorship, writing, and design management OR An equivalent EU / international qualification AND normally at least one year of relevant professional experience.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more