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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The MA Creative Technologies course is an opportunity to design your own project to explore, based on your area of interest within the creative technologies. The aim of this degree is to promote research and innovation in the use of creative technologies, enabling you to take the next exciting step in your career. This course is delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU). Your degree will be delivered at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (NTU's Creative Quarter Campus) and NTU's City Campus, and validated by NTU. The course is suitable for graduates from BA or BSc courses in a related area, such as (but not limited to) music technology, film production, TV production technology, music performance, games production, games art, VFX technology production and, live and technical events. It’s also suitable for professionals working within creative technologies, who aspire to senior management positions. Our part-time route will be delivered predominantly outside of core working hours, helping you balance the demands of work alongside postgraduate study. Study at our brand-new, multi-million pound campus, right in the heart of Nottingham. Our postgraduate students benefit from bespoke study space and an access all areas swipe pass. You’ll be the first to use many of our facilities as we open our new campus developments, including our Digital Media Hub Contemporary Music Hub, in the autumn. Benefit from small study groups with a dedicated postgraduate academic team. Your course leader will work closely with you to help develop your unique personal project, supported by a framework of taught content to extend your knowledge and understanding of creative technologies research. Significant support is in place to support students returning to higher education after a significant break, or pursuing study for the first time. Graduate with a degree that reflects your career aspirations and personal specialism: an MA (Master of Arts) or MSc (Master of Science). Although the course is taught, the elements of personalisation will enable you to have significant input into your course content. You’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience relevant to your personal career. Benefit from Confetti's partnership with Nottingham Trent University. You'll have full student access to NTU facilities including the modern Boots Library at the City Campus, as well as membership to the Students' Union. You’ll also have access to The Hive, NTU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, supporting students wishing to start their own businesses. Potential job roles could include: 3D Animation programmer; Visual Effects producer; Audio Visual system designer; Software engineer; VR simulations developer; Games developer; Application designer or developer; Digital platforms engineer; Social and locative media engineer; Camera assistant; Edit assistant; Lighting assistant; Colourist; Researcher; Production assistant; Post house technical support; Rental house support and Camera / Lighting technician.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This 60 credit point module is the third and final stage of three consecutive stages; In this module you will be concerned with the cultural dialogues that surround your practice and how audiences interpret and respond to the application of Creative Technologies. It is anticipated that as an MA student you will place emphasis on qualitative research and analysing audience responses from both a specialist and non-specialist perspective. You will explore the use of audio/video communication in the realisation of a final outcome and critically reflect on how aesthetic and/or sound impacts the user experience. It is expected you will experiment with a broad range of innovative, processes and techniques that will factor in user experience and target audience.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution, in a related subject. Related subjects include (but are not limited to), music technology, film production, TV production technology, music performance, games production, games art, VFX technology production and, live and technical events.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University (NTU) consists of 4 campuses: City Campus, Confetti Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School ...more