Our Master of Arts in Creative Practice has been devised for creative practitioners, graduates and professionals who wish to examine, strengthen and deepen their practice within their own context. This course offers a bespoke learning experience that is tailored to each person’s practice.
The unique course encourages you to pursue an individual research proposal for the duration of the course of study which will allow you to examine and strengthen your own practice and place it at the centre of your studies. It addresses the needs of graduates in art and design who want to continue to develop their practice and develop their identities in the context of the creative and cultural industries. Students will maintain contact with other creative practitioners and develop freelance or other career paths in the context of a portfolio career. This course will prepare those who wish to develop ideas for application to a practice-based PhD.
The course is intellectually demanding, but not theory heavy. It is ideal if you have experience as a practising artist, or work as a designer or in media, and have a need to devote time and energy to your work in a real art school community and atmosphere. Learning will be dynamic and interactive, and cohorts will be encouraged to share and collaborate with one another.
We are a specialist arts institution, so there are many contacts within the University to ensure that you’ll communicate and collaborate with fellow creative people.
Specially selected staff, with postgraduate expertise in their particular fields, will be on hand to give MA in Creative Practice students individual advice and insight. Staff will encourage you to forge links within industry or practice communities, leading to the development of original work which has relevance to a specific market or audience. Tutors are involved in practice-led research which will continue to enrich the MA course. Tutors are passionate, engaged and will help you get the best out of your practice.
You will have access to the industry standard facilities in the University. We provide workshops for specialist disciplines, areas in which to take part in group critiques and well-supported networks of computers. Our library offers you access to over 35,000 books and subscriptions to over 155 national and international magazines, as well as a vast range of multimedia resources. The University’s ongoing commitment to maintaining up-to-date industry-standard resources means you’ll have the opportunity to produce high quality work, meeting the demands of modern practice in art, craft and design.