What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers64%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This is a dynamic, ideas driven, interdisciplinary arts course: encouraging interaction between students, ideas, the University, the City and beyond. You are given the freedom and support to pursue your personal curiosity and explore your ideas through experimentation and research, whilst challenging conventional approaches and viewpoints. ‘Hands on’ practical exploration is supported by academic and technical expertise and the diverse workshop facilities. You will work on individual and collaborative projects and develop networks within your chosen field. You will also be part of Unit X, an innovative unit offered to students across Manchester School of Art, which encourages cross-faculty interdisciplinary study and collaboration on an external-facing project. There is also the opportunity for study abroad. You will develop critical thinking supported by tutorials, seminars and visiting speakers; enabling you to define the contexts that are appropriate for you and your working practice, be that in art, design or any field where creativity is valued. Interactive Arts graduates exhibit nationally and internationally, and have progressed to national and international postgraduate study, and successful careers in the creative industries and education.
Interactive Arts is a dynamic, interdisciplinary, ideas-driven course. It is practice-based and seeks to exploit the creative opportunities generated by the development of ideas across a diverse range of processes, networks, technologies and ‘cultures’. You will be encouraged to develop ‘creative independence’ - an awareness of who you are creatively and culturally. In Year 1 you will be introduced to the philosophy of the course, quickly taking responsibility for your own projects and creative agenda and employing the advantages of both individual and group working processes. In Year 2, through a combination of personal practice and networking activities, you will begin to develop your ideas in a broader context. This may involve the University exchange programme (to Europe, Australia or North America), or working with the wider community through exhibitions, placements and projects. Identifying your strengths in Year 3, you will work towards your chosen career or postgraduate study.
MMU is a thriving and diverse community of students from all professions ranging from artists and teachers to business leaders and scientists. Whatever course you choose you'll have access to great industry links and opportunities in one of the UK's most popular student cities. We're two thirds of the way through a £350 million building programme including a new students' union planned for 2014.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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