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Year of Entry 2021/22

Immersive Arts

Part-time Digital media

Develop industry standard skills in the latest digital media technologies to create immersive digital products for a range of arts and media practices.

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What is the fee? Home: £9,340 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021
January 2022

Course summary

  • Learn how to develop innovative immersive arts products and experiences for a range of platforms and contexts.
  • Use the latest industry-standard software and hardware in a professional studio setting.
  • Work on live projects for industry professionals from the creative digital sector.
  • Explore innovation in production workflows, immersive storytelling and digital arts development.

This course gives you the opportunity to become a leader in the emerging immersive arts discipline. You’ll build a professional portfolio and gain industry experience through live projects, exhibitions and networking events.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course is taught in a professional studio setting, helping you gain industry standard skills.

You learn through a combination of self-directed study, group work and set project briefs. This means you can develop your skills while working with practitioners from a variety of disciplines. 

You also take part in live projects, giving you the chance to apply your skills in a professional setting and gain valuable feedback, exposure and networking opportunities.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • live briefs and real projects
  • group work and collaborative study

Course leaders and tutors

Daniel Bacchus
Daniel Bacchus
Principal Lecturer, Subject Group Leader - Animation and Digital Media Production

Daniel teaches on a range of modules across the Media Arts and Communications courses

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Applied learning

Live Projects

Live projects are a key part of the course, giving you the chance to network with industry and produce distinctive immersive arts products to a professional standard. There is often the opportunity for this work to be published and exhibited, helping to strengthen your portfolio. 

Networking Opportunities

You benefit from a programme of guest speakers and networking events throughout the year. The Media Arts and Communications Pathways event brings together industry professionals from a wide range of areas in the creative sector. This means you can gain insight into current industry practice and make connections with industry and arts organisations. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with established digital arts festivals and events, arts venues and galleries.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in a variety of areas, including

  • digital art
  • performing arts
  • installation design
  • live events
  • music and theatre
  • creative media
  • games and interactive design
  • digital marketing
  • communications
  • immersive video and film-making
  • entrepreneurship
  • cross media
  • exhibitions, museums and heritage sectors

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

You’ll work with the latest immersive digital design software and hardware, including

  • Oculus
  • HTC VR equipment
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Autodesk 3D
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity

Entry requirements

All students

Normally an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, in a related field. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Immersive Arts Project Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Immersive Digital Technologies Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Creative Media Masters Project Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Creative Media Professional Practice Project Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Creative Media Research And Development Proposal Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,340 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email

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