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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Option to go on an international exchange

Tuition Fees

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.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £15

Optional Estimate: 1,800

How 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.

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £60

Optional Estimate: 1,140

How 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

Other Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £600

Optional Estimate: 2,400

How 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.


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

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

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.


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

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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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.

Entry requirements

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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