BA (Hons) Interactive Arts
A three years full-time course
This interdisciplinary, ideas-driven course allows you to focus on your interests in the pursuit of your preferred creative vision. Rather than defining you by a practice, such as painting, sculpture or print, this course is very much about you exploring your ideas, and the materials, media and processes that excite you. Through experimentation and research, the course encourages you to learn a range of practical skills, which are supported by the excellent workshop facilities. You will work on individual, collaborative, ‘work’ relevant projects and develop networks with those in your chosen field through an exchange/placement programme. Through your experiences on the course you will define the contexts which are appropriate for you and your working practice, be that in art, design or any other field where creativity is valued.
- The freedom and responsibility to define much of your own curriculum.
- The possibility of University exchange to Europe, Australia or North America.
- A wide range of facilities including base studio for painting, construction installation, wood and metal workshops, printmaking, a photographic darkroom, digital imaging, digital video animation, video editing suites, Letterpress, and book production.
You will study
In Year 1 you will be introduced to the philosophy of the course, quickly taking responsibility for your own projects and creative agenda and employing the advantages of both individual and group working processes.
In Year 2, through a combination of personal practice and networking activities, you will begin to develop your ideas in a broader context. This may involve the University exchange programme to Europe, Australia or North America, or other means of working with the wider community through exhibitions, placements, national and international projects.
In Year 3, having identified your strengths, you will develop your practice and establish what context you wish to work in. This could involve working, individually, collaboratively or with external organisations. Through self initiated projects underpinned by thorough research you will work towards your chosen creative path or postgraduate study.
Year end assessment presentations, involving staff, self and peer assessment. On-going formative assessment, feedback and discussion.
90%* of art, design, media and architecture graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
*Source: DLHE survey 2010 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2013 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
280 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma). If applying using Foundation Diploma in Art and Design a minimum of a Merit is required.
|Specific subjects required|
GCSE grade C (or alternative) in English Language
|Access qualifications||A relevant Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.|
|IELTS Score||6 with no element below 5.5|
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000
Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000
How to Apply
Apply through UCAS.
UCAS Code: W920
“Since graduating from Interactive Arts I have pursued a career in the art of window display. Moving to London I secured internships in the visual and creative departments of Jack Wills, Liberty and Harvey Nichols. From there I gained valuable skills and experience that led me to my current role as Window Stylist at Selfridges.
Supporting the Senior Stylist, my role is to develop and deliver the styling concepts for the Selfridges window displays; working alongside the production team in the installation of our window displays, making sure the displays are delivered on time, to budget and always to the highest standard.
Interactive Arts had a huge influence on the direction of my career, with its emphasis on interacting and collaborating with the arts community it allowed me to build up a great portfolio of contacts, which has led me to where I am today. This and a great supportive network of tutors, skilled practitioners and a diverse range of facilities is what makes Interactive Arts such a special course.”