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7th March, 2019

New programme: MA Immersive Arts

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A pioneering degree where you will explore and experiment with making novel applications and experiences in augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality.

  • The UK’s First Immersive Arts postgraduate course exploring storytelling, experience design and development with immersive technology such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality
  • Taught in a city with a long history of innovation across games, film and creative technology (Immersive Economy Report, 2019)
  • Dedicated lab spaces and access to a range of production facilities across the Screen School. Including a range of specialist VR, AR and MR capture and display technologies and headsets, Green Screen Studios, Projection Mapping
  • Software includes Adobe Creative Suite, Unity, 3DStudio Max
  • Collaborative Modules run in partnership with leading UK immersive companies
  • Looking at the application of immersive content and technology across a range of sectors

“Immersive experiences require novel narrative mechanisms and new language of production… The best technology will not produce the change needed without equal excellence in content production and understanding of immersion as a narrative form.” Creative Industries Review 2017

A recent research symposium held at the Redmonds Building, home of Liverpool Screen School and the MA Immersive Arts programme, explored how researchers, developers and practitioners are approaching the emerging mediums of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for storytelling. The day included eight panels exploring the diverse ways in which people are engaging with new technologies and speakers included creative writers, theatre makers, game developers, filmmakers, artists, creative coders and a range of disciplines to discuss the immersive storytelling experiences research symposium.

Companies included Marshmallow Laser Feast, Draw and Code, Limbik Theatre, Pilot Theatre, Boom Clap Play, Kinicho, Production Park and Charisma.ai. It also had a number of demos including a 6 metre immersive dome from Igloo Vision and a new spatial computing device called a Magic Leap, that blends the physical world with the digital.


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