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Year of entry
3 years full-time
Option to go on an international exchange
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Compulsory Estimate: £15
Optional Estimate: 1,800How are these costs calculated?
Students often choose to buy their own laptop during their time on the course. However there are computer facilities on campus. A large capacity memory stick and/ or portable hard drive is required to store and back up digital work.
Compulsory Estimate: £60
Optional Estimate: 1,140How are these costs calculated?
During first year there will be up to three local trips costing no more than £20 each. Educational visits to London, or possibly European centres occur during each year. These are optional and if related to a unit of study, local alternative are identified. If successful in gaining an Erasmus study exchange in Europe then a grant is generally available, however inevitably extra funds of between £750 - £1500 will be needed. If going on a Worldwide (non European) exchange then the additional cost (no grant) could be in excess of £4000
Compulsory Estimate: £600
Optional Estimate: 2,400How are these costs calculated?
The production of works or artefacts which may require you to purchase specific materials and/or equipment relating to your area of practice specialism. Audio Visual equipment is available to loan. Depending on what you buy, additional costs could range from £150 - £800 per year. Books and digitised readings are available from the library.
Interactive Arts is a dynamic arts course giving you freedom and academic support to explore ideas, and design your own approach to learning. By pursuing your curiosity you will create challenging interactions between your work, people, places, art and society.
Hands-on studio exploration is supported by technical expertise and wide-ranging workshops. Practical experiments encourage you to question conventional viewpoints and concepts. Tutorials, seminars and visiting speakers help you develop your critical thinking and define your creative practice. You will also study Unit X, where you will collaborate on external projects with students from other disciplines. There is also the opportunity for study abroad in the second year through the Erasmus+ programme and worldwide exchange programmes.
Our graduates work and exhibit internationally, with many progressing to postgraduate study. They form strong networks, staying connected as artists, designers, makers, curators and educators. Recent graduates have worked in fields that value creativity and resourcefulness as diverse as, media, community arts, the music industry and science communication
Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/interactivearts
Your career prospects after the course
Graduates have progressed with success to national and international postgraduate study and careers in areas as diverse as Fine Art Practice, Design, Events Management and Art Education.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
We will interview you as part of your application.
We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
IELTS score required for international students
6.0 with no element below 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
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The facilities here are great with a library open 24/7 during term time and online databases. Many assignments involve working with industry on projects, which has enabled me to experience what working in the hospitality industry is really like. During my time here, I have networked with people from my industry, had my dissertation poster approved for a hospitality conference and won a placement in the US. It has definitely improved my CV.
The student support I have received here has been a great help. I applied for a placement in the US and staff at the University helped me throughout the process, from advice on my applications to help writing a great CV. English language support is also available through special programmes.
Manchester is such an international city and there are many friends to make and different cuisines to try. The student life here is great and there is lots to do from volunteering to sports. In my free time, I like to explore the museums and try out different restaurants in Manchester. I also enjoy traveling to different cities in the UK.
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Manchester Met welcomed me and other international students with great support and advice, from the support staff at the student hub to the course tutors. Throughout this course, I have gained considerable knowledge that has added to my personal experience as a student. Tutors encouraged us to learn and to reach successful outcomes, such as thinking critically and supporting our points of view. Accepting my point of view and talking freely is one of the things that raised my self-confidence.
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