The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2021. They should be used as a general guide.
Degree and experience
Normally an honours degree in a related discipline, a recognised equivalent qualification or professional experience.
Interviews normally take place in person but temporarily from March 2020, all interviews will be replaced by an online portfolio submission. plus a 600-word proposal for a potential project.
Applicants are requested to submit their proposal at the application stage (guidelines are available on request).
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.
You are required to write a 600-word project proposal to accompany your application form. The following headings should assist you:
- title (or working title) and any subtitle of the project.
- the form the project might take: book, comic/graphic novel, digital, film, interactive, etc
- the editorial limits of the project (number of pages, running time etc)
- who is the project designed for and what are its intended objectives?
- a description of what the project will involve
- how you would start work on the project
- possible technical requirements
- in what way do you feel the project is designed to be sequential?
- any information you think is relevant.
This proposal represents a project that you would choose to do. It is useful as an example of your thinking. However, many students change their projects by agreement either after interview or on joining the course. In some cases, students may prefer to do more than one project on a theme. If this is the case, write a brief summary about why you would want to take this approach.
Your online portfolio, together with your project proposal and personal statement, will enable us to determine your suitability for the course.
It should contain a minimum of five projects (approximately 30 images in total). This work can be from academic, self-initiated or professional practice. Please include a brief written explanation of each project and include edited visual documentation of your experimentation, exploration, and thinking and making process.
If you would like to include video, web projects or other media, please provide links in your portfolio.