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Design for Interactive Art and Experiences

Edinburgh Napier University

24 months
10605 GBP/year
4855 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore new and emerging methods for prototyping experiences and products for design and visual arts outcomes and interventions with this Design for Interactive Art and Experiences at the Edinburgh Napier University.


The Design for Interactive Art and Experiences at the Edinburgh Napier University 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. 


Graduates from this programme pathway can pursue careers in: 

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

Programme Structure

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10605 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10605 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4855 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4855 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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