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IM Showcase

The Interactive Media Showcase is an annual event proudly displaying the works of students on the Interactive Media programme at the University of York. Hosted at the Theatre, Film and Television department, the event offers visitors the chance to experience a range of work, including virtual reality experiences, games, and apps.

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A free ticketed gala opens the Showcase with drinks and food provided, during which our three prestigious awards will be handed out to the lucky winners! As part of the York Festival of Ideas, this weekend event promises to display some amazing and inspiring work. Please check our openings times below and social media for updates!

IM Degree

Interactive Media at the University of York consists of an undergraduate BSc programme and a postgraduate Masters by Research, launched in 2014 and 2017 respectively. Mobile apps, websites, games, and social media have transformed the way we work, play, learn, and interact with each other. But this is just the beginning. With new interactive technologies like virtual reality on the horizon, we are only just beginning to understand the huge potential of interactive media to transform and enhance our lives.

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The Interactive Media programmes at York teaches students and gives them the opportunity to create the new types of interactive media content that are transforming our society. It is a unique multidisciplinary degree that combines creativity, technical work, user experience design, computer programming and critical analysis of digital culture and storytelling to equip our students with a well-rounded set of skills to create for the technological future. For more information, please visit:

Date, Time, Location

Department of Theatre, Film and Television

University of York, Campus East

York, YO10 5GB

14th June, Fri (Gala):

15th June, Sat:

10:00 - 14:00

16:00 - 20:00

16th June, Sun:

10:00 - 14:00

16:00 - 20:00

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The Interactive Media course teaches a wide variety of coding languages, ranging from HTML and CSS to JavaScript and C#.

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The Interactive Media course covers the whole design process from start to finish, developing ideas from paper prototypes through to a final digital product.

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The Interactive Media course explores how technology can enhance storytelling and considers how technology impacts our lives and society.

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Media Production

The Interactive Media course uses industry-standard software to create professional digital images, videos, sounds, and 3D graphics.

Showcase Quotes

This is what attendants have had to say about the Showcase!

Great work and a super night!

- Heather Niven, Head of Science City York

Truly Extraordinary.

- Charles Cecil, CEO of Revolution Games

What an inspiring demonstration of creativity and thought, well done!

- Ann Gurnell, Guildmaster of the Guild of Media Arts

Very impressive. I am proud to be a graduate of this exciting and vibrant course!

- Interactive Media Alumni

I.M definitely coming back next year!

- Interactive Media Alumni


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