What will I learn?

MA Narrative Environments combines stories and spaces to create memorable human experiences.

Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

Live projects: The course offers opportunities for live projects. Previously, this has included work with affiliates such as Arts Council England, Arup, Camden Council, Cisco, the National Trust, the London Festival of Architecture, LVMH, Southbank Centre and Volkswagen.

Wide-ranging practice: You will work on a range of projects – from city branding to public engagement and social innovation. This will help you to define your future career in either the commercial or cultural creative industries or go on to PhD study.

Industry mentorship: On this course you can learn from leading industry figures. The course gives you the opportunity to select a mentor in the creative industries, providing you with real-world, professional advice.

Industry placement: You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. This could be in a design company, an architect’s practice, a museum or a related business or government organization, giving you a sense of the global market for jobs in narrative environments.


MA Narrative Environments extends and enhances your employment opportunities in sectors such as exhibition, event, retail and interpretive design, visitor center development, curating, scripting and creative direction, film and TV production, architecture, new media and interaction design, brand development and design for corporate environments.

The postgraduate course also addresses the need for advanced research in spatial practices. It provides a grounding in design research and intellectual, scholarly debate that can lead you to MPhil and PhD research degrees.

MA Narrative Environments has excellent links with renowned practitioners across the spectrum of narrative design. Professional fields include: interpretive design; production; architecture; interaction, media, graphic and communication design; brand communications; museums and galleries; planning and management.

Which department am I in?

University of the Arts London

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£16,450.00 (US$ 22,633) per year
This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 19 April 2022


Central Saint Martins

1 Granary Square,


N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Our IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study. Minimum score for IELTS: 5.0.

For international students

Students need to have an Honours degree in a relevant field architecture, exhibition, graphic, interior, performance, retail, spatial, theatre, 3D, multimedia or interaction design, museum studies or curatorship, writing, and design management OR An equivalent EU / international qualification AND normally at least one year of relevant professional experience. English language requirements: IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; and TOEFL IBT overall score 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • 2 of top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for industry connections
  • UAL alumni have won awards including Golden Globes and Oscars