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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Exhibition Design Museum Skills Events Management

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



On this unit, you will have the opportunity to define your own direction. You will undertake a placement and research and design a major project proposition. The placement will give you direct insight into opportunities and working methods in the industry. It will enable you to appraise your own abilities, ambitions and career direction.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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

With impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. There are six Colleges around the city across 14 sites which offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. The Colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of...more

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