Creative Media, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    5100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, animator, digital filmmaker, illustrator, web designer or motion graphics designer, this course will develop your work through innovation, exploration and self-directed study.

  • The programme provides an opportunity to work with experienced academics with proven track records in creative practice and the media industries, using state-of-the-art facilities.
  • It enables you to test and progress your work and ideas informed by cutting-edge, international contexts of digital design and creative practice and by the challenging ethical and theoretical debates surrounding these.
  • In addition to professional practice, you will also engage with experimental investigation and ethical issues. Modules are designed to encourage innovative practice within individual disciplines and collaboratively across disciplines. In the Independent Study module, you pursue an in-depth exploration of the critical, theoretical, creative and practical aspects within a specialist field. In addition, there is the opportunity to acquire knowledge of entrepreneurial and business skills.
  • The course will enable you to effectively manage the balance of creativity and technical knowledge, and will develop your production techniques and strategies. Effective research, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of digital media will also be developed.
  • The course is supported by a central bank of excellent digital media facilities, such as Macintosh computers running industry standard digital media software, and smaller studio spaces for digital media experimentation, research, production and development work. There is a 48 track digital sound recording studio, a digital video production studio with full lighting rig, blue screen technology and multi-camera studio facilities, as well as digital video editing facilities and web servers.

Programme Structure

Modules

  • Professional Practice

  • Ethical Practice

  • Research for Digital Media

  • Experimental Practice

  • Digital Media Practice 1 and 2

  • Independent Study

Assessment

In keeping with Masters level study, you will be expected to extend your learning through an Independent Study that either combines a range of interests, or focuses on a single topic. Reflective practice is a key element of the learning and teaching strategy and facilitates the integration of both theory and practice. Collectively, academic tutors have extensive professional experience in the digital arts industries.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    180 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Either a first or second-class Honours Degree in a relevant, cognate discipline or
  • Professional qualifications in an appropriate area or
  • Relevant professional experience
  • All applicants will be invited to attend an interview and will be asked to provide a portfolio
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.