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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course
A pioneering degree where you will explore and experiment with making novel applications and experiences in augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality.

  • The UK's First Immersive Arts postgraduate course exploring storytelling, experience design and development with immersive technology such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality
  • Taught in a city with a long history of innovation across games, film and creative technology (Immersive Economy Report, 2019)
  • Dedicated lab spaces and access to a range of production facilities across the Screen School and the Liverpool School of Art and Design. Including a range of specialist VR, AR and MR capture and display technologies and headsets, Green Screen Studios, Projection Mapping
  • Software includes Adobe Creative Suite, Unity, 3DStudio Max
  • Collaborative Modules run in partnership with leading UK immersive companies
  • Looking at the application of immersive content and technology across a range of sectors

"Immersive experiences require novel narrative mechanisms and new language of production... The best technology will not produce the change needed without equal excellence in content production and understanding of immersion as a narrative form."

Creative Industries Review 2017

A recent research symposium held at the Redmonds Building, home of Liverpool Screen School and the MA Immersive Arts programme, explored how researchers, developers and practitioners are approaching the emerging mediums of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for storytelling. The day included eight panels exploring the diverse ways in which people are engaging with new technologies and speakers included creative writers, theatre makers, game developers, filmmakers, artists, creative coders and a range of disciplines to discuss the immersive storytelling experiences research symposium.

Companies included Marshmallow Laser Feast, Draw and Code, Limbik Theatre, Pilot Theatre, Boom Clap Play, Kinicho, Production Park and Charisma.ai. It also had a number of demos including a 6 metre immersive dome from Igloo Vision and a new spatial computing device called a Magic Leap, that blends the physical world with the digital.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,100per year

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

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally recognised university, with staff and students from over 100 countries across the world.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 86 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    190 85%

    4th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    24

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