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Our integrated Master's in Digital Arts offers you the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in areas such as interaction design, web design, digital film-making, computer animation and special effects.
Digital technology has had a tremendous impact on all forms of communication in the 21st century. Using computers, visual artists can manipulate all forms of artefacts, whether video, photographic images, sound clips or text, to create exciting new experiences for audiences.
This programme combines the content of our Digital Arts BA with additional modules from our MSc programmes. You have the option to specialise by choosing selected modules from the MSc in Computer Animation or Digital Visual Effects.
Our computer animation content has been developed jointly by the School and our industrial partner, Framestore CFC and is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice. Our digital effects content is steered towards careers such as: Technical Director in creature development or lighting effects; Compositor; Modeller and Tracker/matchmover. In smaller environments target roles include 3D generalist/artist, effects artist or compositor. The .
In the National Student Survey 2013, the School is ranked 12th for student satisfaction.
Art and Design at Kent was ranked 6th in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 14860 Year (Non-EEA)
Teaching & Assessment
Teaching in the School has been rated as excellent. The course is taught by a team of experts in communication, animation, film-making, photography and website design.
All modules contain design and project work, and are continuously assessed. The specialist project at Stage 3 is assessed by a written report, a critique and, of course, the outcome of the project itself. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your degree result.
You have 24-hour access to our extensive air-conditioned computer suites and are able to take advantage of dedicated photographic and production studios, with green-screen, motion-capture and 3D scanning facilities.
This programme offers a variety of career options, dependent on the course content chosen.
Graduates from the Digital Arts BA typically find careers in areas such as: web design, film, games design, animation and internet publishing. While this is a new programme it is designed to offer similar career pathways to our Master's programmes in Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects.
Previous students from the Computer Animation MSc are working in animation and animation layout roles for companies like Sony Games and Framestore CFC on major titles in games, television and film. This is not easy to achieve as global competition is fierce in these areas - success depends on a much better than average concentration and constant practice to grasp the essence and modern techniques of animation.
Previous students from the Digital Visual Effects MSc are working for London and international companies in areas ranging from television graphics to architectural visualisation, although the thrust of that programme is towards high end film special effects and animation from which the standards and techniques allow you to go into numerous other areas of digital effects.
Alongside your studies on the Digital Arts MArt, you develop useful workplace skills such as planning and organisation, leadership, and effective communication.
If you are interested in setting up your own business, the Kent Enterprise Hub is there to offer help and advice.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.
Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
- A level:ABB
- GCSE:English language at grade C
- Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
- International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 16 at HL
The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.