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MFA Design for Interactive Art & Experiences

MFA Design for Interactive Art & Experiences

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Full time | Edinburgh Napier University | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Art Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Explore new and emerging methods for prototyping experiences and products for design and visual arts outcomes and interventions.

Overview

The MA Design for Interactive Art Experiences will allow you to examine design and visual arts principles in the creation of interactive and responsive environments. You will work with traditional and digital fabrication methods and apply programing for digital media software and hardware.

Part of the MA/MFA Design Suite, the course is constructed from core modules and modules specific to your chosen pathway. All students take the Live Project and you will study 'Thinking: Research for Creative Practice', which will help you to determine your Research Portfolio (MA) or Major Project (MFA) topics.

The MFA is recognised as an advanced masters level degree and students already holding an appropriate MA can apply to enter the programme directly into the second year of study.

Course details

The MFA Interactive Art & Experiences programme works at the intersection of creativity and new and emerging technology, attracting applicants with backgrounds in both design and the visual arts, and computing and engineering.

Technologically driven creative interventions are deployed increasingly as objects or spaces, both as a form of critique on the challenges of modern life, and to enhance user experiences and quality of life.

Digital data is instantly transferable in many ways, and you will learn how to shape and form objects and spaces, and use hardware and software to programme direct and indirect user interactions.

The two year MFA offers students the opportunity to extend project work through an in depth, research-led creative enquiry. The first year of the programme is aligned to the MA and you will undertake six modules developing subject specific-skills and knowledge, external research and entrepreneurial collaboration, and practice-based research.

In the second year, you will extend your practice with two large modules: the self-directed Major Project with specialist supervisors, and Professional Practice with portfolio mentors. You will end the programme with a highly professional portfolio that enhances industry and employment opportunities or (with an emphasis on research) offers a robust gateway into PhD-level study.

Careers

Graduates from this programme pathway can pursue careers in:

  • interaction design
  • exhibition, museum and interpretation design
  • service design
  • installation art.

Modules

On the Sketching in Hardware & Software module you’ll develop technical prototyping skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,711

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,296

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above in an art & design or related discipline (architecture, creative computing & engineering design). We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry. All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects. Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.