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In September 2019, Liverpool Screen School will be launching a new MA in Immersive Arts exploring immersive experiences, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality content production.*

The MA Immersive Arts is a pioneering degree where students will explore and experiment with making applications, prototypes and experiences in augmented reality, mixed reality, projection mapping, holographics, future screens and virtual reality. It is run collaboratively between the Liverpool Screen School and the Liverpool School of Art and Design.

From design to health and entertainment to arts & culture, immersive technologies have been making an impact across a number of sectors over the last few years. This course will prepare students with the skills and conceptual abilities to develop content and applications for this growing industry.

Exploring techniques and innovation in storytelling, user experience design, content creation, exhibition and creative project development. This course will enable students to develop the next generation of spatial digital experiences in an industry that is predicted to have a huge growth over the next decade.

It expands on the research and teaching that Liverpool Screen School has been developing in immersive content production and experiences, and the team has recently put on the Immersive Storytelling Research Symposium involving industry and academics from across the UK to explore this area.

It is aimed at creatives with diverse backgrounds in digital art, media, animation, graphic design, computer science, performing arts, theatre, games and UX design and will appeal to people looking at developing careers in creative, project development and technical roles in creative industries, games, marketing, film, design and the wider arts sector.

Peter Woodbridge, Programme Leader, says “It’s a really exciting time to be working at the intersection of creativity, storytelling and emerging technology. Students on this course will be inventing new ways to engage audiences in immersive experiences, learning about the emerging business models of the growing immersive content sector and coming up with new ideas, experiences and applications for engaging audiences through immersive storytelling”.

The course is being developed in consultation with industry partners and it will also have opportunities for collaborative work with organisations in the sector.

Please email Peter Woodbridge for more details (

Apply to the MA in Immersive Arts here.

. To register your interest in the course (

*Course is subject to validation in early 2019.

See here for details about other post graduate opportunities in the Liverpool Screen school – MA Documentary and MA Creative Technology