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Explore new and emerging methods for prototyping experiences and products for design and visual arts outcomes and interventions with this MFA in Design for Interactive Art and Experiences at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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Overview

The MFA in 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 programming 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

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • On the Sketching in Hardware & Software module you’ll develop technical prototyping skills.
  • On the Design for Heritage & Cultural Spaces you’ll work on responsive environments and interactive experiences for exhibition and display.
  • On the Making as Thinking module, you’ll work on prototyping interactive objects.
  • You can choose Design for Makerspaces module, to develop making skills for entrepreneurial opportunities in circular economies, or the Light Art & Projection module in which you’ll explore ways to apply digital imaging and digital installations within responsive environments.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 31st July.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10915 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10915 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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