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Event and Experience Design - MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The programme aims to:

  • Produce specialist designers with knowledge and skills in advanced practice-based research in the delivery of immersive environments and experiences for brand development, experiential marketing strategies, digital landscapes and narrative environments such as museums and visitor attractions.
  • Develop work through individual enquiry as well as sharing and critiquing ideas drawing on staff research activity and expertise in various areas of design, digital technologies and performance work.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to develop and design their own forms of audio-visual, spatial and performance work within the wider contemporary context, addressing recent histories, key concepts and aesthetics in the field.
  • Provide a multi-disciplinary environment that fosters high quality collaborative and interdisciplinary work with external creative agencies and organisations, nationally and internationally (predominantly within the digital realm).
  • Equip students with the necessary academic analytic and practice-based skills and abilities to site projects in the public domain and present in national and international contexts such as conferences, creative forums and festivals.
  • Enhance student employability and the University’s impact and engagement with the creative industries by equipping students with the learning and technical skills and abilities to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and expanding field.

Teaching and assessment

Modules are taught over three terms, each module is assessed by a range of assessment formats, essays, research portfolios, and practical assignments. The practical assignments are for the most part realized projects, however, there is the opportunity to make a funding application or business plan. The final assessment is the dissertation.

Careers

Roles and careers in the events industry and creative studios:

Events Account Manager, Events and Marketing Manager, Junior Designer, Marketing Officer, Production Executive, Events Assistant, Events Manager, Events and Promotions Officer, Senior Designer, Production Manager, Creative Producer, Digital Designer, Brand Manager, Graphic Designer, Event Coordinator, Project Manager, Set and Exhibition Designer, Commercial Marketing Manager, Product Manager, Creative Director, Senior Event Manager, Prop Maker, Construction Manager.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 86 5

    31st out of 123 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 58%

    45th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    82nd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    135 62%

    44th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

    28

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