This course aims to help develop the creative, critical and technical skills required for practitioners to develop, craft, perform, co-create and share immersive arts experiences.
The course will explore the use of a range of immersive techniques and technologies in contemporary creative practice including but not limited to:
Coventry, United Kingdom
Why you should study this course
The course has been structured to allow students opportunities for breadth of experience and also depth in a chosen specialism with the aim of producing dynamic and agile graduates who are prepared for an evolving, creative-critical discipline, not tied to the limitations of any one particular technology or approach. Graduates from the course should be able to excel across the realisation and actualisation of live projects with partners across communities and industries, digital, cultural, creative and 3rd sectors. Benefits include:
What you'll study
The course will take a broad interdisciplinary interpretation of what we mean by immersive practices. Rather than focusing solely on headset immersive technologies, students will work across disciplines, producing hybridised postdigital work that challenges the conventions of media disciplines and encourages students to operate at the forefront of the rapidly expanding immersive sector.
The course builds upon extensive faculty expertise in the research and practice of immersive forms including performance / motion capture and networked performance; spatial, 360 and volumetric filmmaking; interactive media arts, installation, projection and site-specific working; immersive sound design and multichannel music composition; animation and games art; and play and games design.
The course has been designed to prepare you for working at the forefront of the rapidly evolving, emergent immersive creative industries. You will build upon your prior experience and/or learning in creative practice.
Immersive Spaces – 20 credits
This module aims to critically examine the creation, extension, management, augmentation and design of spaces in the context of immersive experiences. The module examines theoretical conceptions of space and place, focusing on the understanding and application of space-making to create immersive experiences.
Research Methods – 20 credits
This module provides students with the theoretical, conceptual, investigative and practical tools needed to develop their own independent research and comprehend which methods will best support their response to a particular research project.
Entrepreneurial Practice – 10 credits
This CMI module1 aims to provide students with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people in a strategic and entrepreneurial way whatever the Master’s degree of specialisation they elect to follow.
Collaborative Social Challenge Project- 10 credits
This project module aims to allow students to develop their independent and collaborative working skills through a focussed application and response to a specific context. Working with peers from within School of Media & Performing Arts MA courses and/or external partners, students will develop an interdisciplinary response to a live brief generated by addressing and engaging with a social challenge.
Immersive Technologies – 20 credits
This module aims to critically examine the new and emerging technologies in the field of immersive technologies, augmented and virtual reality, with specific focus on the different approaches and techniques necessitated by each form.
Final Major Project (Research and Planning) – 30 credits
The aim of this module is for students to develop a body of research-informed work in a specialism of their choosing, which demonstrates a critical awareness of current developments and trends in their area of practice/specialism. This work will form the basis of the student’s final project.
Collaborative Community Project - 10 credits
This project module aims to allow students to develop their independent and collaborative working skills through a focussed application and response to a specific context. Working with peers from within School of Media & Performing Arts MA courses and/or external partners, students will develop an interdisciplinary response to a live brief (subject to availability2) generated by engaging with a community issue with the support or guidance of a local group or organisation.
Immersive Play – 20 credits
This module aims to introduce gameful, playful thinking to students’ immersive experience conceptualisation, design, development and evaluation. The module examines play in its broadest sense, focusing on the understanding and application of game principles and mechanics to create immersive experiences.
Final Major Project (Production and Sharing) – 30 credits
In this module, students will manage to completion a substantial piece of independent research practice that is informed by the wider contexts of their discipline, and is well-conceived, well-rounded, and coherent and of a standard appropriate to Masters level.
Collaborative Enterprise Project – 10 credits
This project module aims to allow students to develop their independent and collaborative working skills through a focussed application and response to a specific context. Working with peers from within School of Media & Performing Arts MA courses and/or external partners, students will develop an interdisciplinary response to a live brief generated by exploring opportunities for enterprise within their practice. Students will explore potential routes to monetise their work and consider their roles as members of the future media and performing arts workforce.
English language requirements
£16,950 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be equipped with: