Our Master of Arts in Creative Practice has been devised for creative practitioners; recent graduates and professionals who wish to examine, strengthen and deepen their practice within their own particular context. This postgraduate course offers a bespoke learning experience that is tailored to each person’s practice, such as fashion, fine art, textiles, moving image and film, photography, graphic design, social practice and visual communication.
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This unique programme encourages you to pursue an individual practice-based 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 programme will prepare those who wish to develop ideas for application to a practice-based PhD.
The programme is intellectually demanding and practice-based. It is ideal if you have experience as a practising artist or designer and 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 art and design institution, so there are many contacts within the College 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 community, 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 programme throughout the course. Tutors are passionate, engaged and will help you get the best out of your practice.
You will have full access to the industry-standard facilities in the College. We provide workshops for specialist disciplines, areas in which to take part in group critiques and well supported networks of computers. Our Library & Learning Resource Centre offers you access to over 30,000 books and 140 national and international journals, as well as a vast range of multi-media resources. The College’s on-going commitment to maintaining up-to-date industry-standard technology means you’ll be able to produce the high quality work, meeting the demands of contemporary practice in art, craft and design.