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MA Event Experience Design, University of Kent

MA Event and Experience Design, University of Kent

The University of Kent’s taught MA programme in Event and Experience Design is dedicated to developing skilled practitioners for the creative events industry.

The course gives you the knowledge and technical skills to meet the challenges of this rapidly changing and interdisciplinary field.

Students explore media, visual arts, design communication and performance, through practise and research.


You are taught at an inspiring site within The Historic Dockyard Chatham at Kent’s Medway Campus, where state-of-the-art facilities are housed in stunning historic buildings.

You enjoy access to a wide range of specialist and professional equipment and spaces, including:

  • Audio visual equipment
  • Industry-standard software
  • Editing suites
  • Photography and video production suite
  • Lighting and backdrops
  • Industrial printer
  • Workshop for wood, metal, casting and textile work
  • Outdoor prop and set building space
  • Performance spaces
  • Recording studios
  • Foley studio
  • Post-production studios

You are taught in a collaborative environment that reflects the professional world of design culture and event production.

MA Event Experience Design, University of Kent

Career prospects

As the events industry continues to expand, the demand for experience is growing. We will equip you with an impressive portfolio of skills, specialist knowledge and practical experience to help you succeed in a competitive environment.

Kent has an excellent postgraduate record: over 97% of our graduates who responded to the most recent national survey of graduate destinations were in work or further study within six months (DLHE, 2017).

At Kent, we provide a comprehensive package of skills development training programmes, careers advice. We offer volunteering and paid work opportunities to enhance your career prospects in a global workplace.

Funding opportunities

The University of Kent has a scholarship fund of over £12 million to support postgraduate students.

This includes funding from the UK Research Councils, subject and location-specific scholarships, philanthropic awards and discounts and scholarships for Kent alumni.

World-leading research

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education.

Kent is known as the UK’s European University and has developed international partnerships with a number of prestigious institutions around the world.

All our academic schools are engaged in research of international standing and we have some of the best academic and research staff in the country.

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, we consider applicants who have not followed a conventional education path but who may have relevant experience in the industry.

All applicants must submit a digital or web-based portfolio that gives the admissions officer an understanding of your creative and presentation skills.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account.

MA Event Experience Design, University of Kent

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