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Narrative Environments

University of the Arts London (UAL)

M.A.
24 months
Duration
16450 GBP/year
6455 GBP/year
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The MA Narrative Environments course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) combines storytelling with experience design, interaction design, museum studies, exhibition design, event design and communication design. You will develop and install interventions in cultural and corporate settings as well as making critical urban interventions in the public realm. 

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Overview

Great reasons to apply

  •     MA Narrative Environments enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time.
  •     Collaborate in a multidisciplinary team of architects, communication designers, media designers and writers to design complex and engaging environments that would not be possible to develop on your own.
  •     Learn from leading industry figures affiliated to the course. Get a mentor, in the creative industries who can give you real world advice; do a placement or internship in a design company, an architect’s practice, a museum or a related business or government organization; get a sense of the global market for jobs in narrative environments.
  •     Undertake live projects as part of the course with affiliates such as Arup, Cisco, Selfridges, Arts Council England, Southbank Centre, the National Trust and the London Festival of Architecture. Meet thought leaders and inspirational practitioners.
  •     Try a wide range of projects from city branding to public engagement and social innovation that help you to define your future career in either the commercial or cultural creative industries or indeed in PhD research.
  •     Contribute to the cutting edge of new design theory as it is applied to professional practice; clarify and define your own values and position as a creative practitioner.

On this Narrative Environments course at University of the Arts London (UAL) you'll design visitor experiences and events for museums, brand, urban and community environments and work in small multidisciplinary teams to tell stories through text, image, sound and physical space. You'll benefit from strong industry links that provide live, funded projects, mentors and placements

You will undertake site and social research, visiting spaces, observing, filming and talking to visitors and inhabitants. You'll also produce proposals and make and test these in situ.

Distinct disciplines contribute to the postgraduate programme. Developing a new science centre, for example, draws on architects, curators, destination consultants, 3D designers, communication designers, interaction designers, time-based media designers, scenographers, writers, retailers and project managers. We value all.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methodology and scope of the design of Narrative Environments

This unit is an intensive introduction to the methodology and scope of the design of Narrative Environments taught through team-based practical project

  • Challenging, originating and repositioning Narrative Environments 1

This unit is designed to provide an opportunity for you define your own direction by doing an industry placement, and developing your major project proposition.

  • Challenging, Originating and Repositioning Narrative Environments 2

During this unit, you produce a complex and multilayered visitor experience that critiques and challenges conventional practice. This unit is designed to enable you to prototype, test, and resolve your major project at whatever scale is feasible.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • 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.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should explain what role the course would play in your personal and professional development and where you aim to locate yourself within the cultural and commercial industries.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6455 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6455 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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