Our MA Creative Practice has been devised for creative practitioners, recent 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 student’s practice: a wide range of creative practitioners have all studied on this course.

The course encourages you to pursue an individual research interest for the duration 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 who want to continue to develop their practice and 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 also prepare those who wish to develop ideas for application to a practice-based PhD.

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Specialist Resources

Access to specialist resources for MA Creative Practice students is negotiated based on their specific individual research interests and skill set. Agreed facilties are available on one evening per week and on Saturdays during the standard academic year.

Course Specification

When You'll Study

The course is flexible and is designed to meet the needs of a variety of artists and designers.

The academic year runs from September to August and the course gives you many study options. It can be taken as a full-time MA for one year or a part-time MA for two years.

Click here to view the Postgraduate Taught Sessions Timetable for 2021/22

Entry Requirements

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or;
  • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification

You will also need:

  • one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner
  • a personal statement outlining your intentions for postgraduate study

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry using our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

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Fees, Funding and Other Costs

Tuition Fees

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Discounts are available to graduates of BA (Hons) or the Access to HE Diploma courses at Leeds Arts University directly progressing to a postgraduate course at the University. Visit our Postgraduate Finance page for more information.

Postgraduate loans are available for all taught and research Masters courses in all subjects for both full-time and part-time students who meet the funding criteria. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living costs and other study expenses as you see fit. Find out more at www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study.

Other Costs

Other costs that need to be considered are those associated with the student’s project. An MA Creative Practice student must consider the costs of materials, space, processing services and equipment that are required to fulfil their proposed objectives.

The course leader asked previous students about their spending on their resources and they suggested a sum of £250-300. However, some students may spend less or more depending on their actual project. Financial planning is an important aspect of being a creative practitioner.

Leeds Arts University Postgraduate Scholarships

Home Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship

A scholarship of £2,000 will be awarded to one home student for one year. The scholarship will be awarded by a panel of staff and comprises of a reduction in tuition fees for the year.

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Studio Space Scholarship

The University recognises the challenges that graduates face in finding appropriate studio space in the first few years of their career.  The studio space scholarship will provide suitable working studio space for one home student for the period of their studies.

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International Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship

Five £3,000 scholarships are available as a tuition fee reduction.

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International Studio Space Scholarship

All international students studying the MA in Creative Practice will get a dedicated studio space in order to provide a creative space away from home.

Terms & Conditions and Key Information

Open Days

We understand deciding to continue your studies to postgraduate level is a significant step in your academic and career development. We aim to give you all the information you need to make the right choice.

How to book

If you are interested in attending an open day for our MA Creative Practice, you can find out more and book your place on our Postgraduate Open Days page.

Download a Postgraduate Prospectus

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Apply Now

Please apply direct to the University for our MA Creative Practice course using the links below.

MA Creative Practice

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Part-time

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If you need any assistance completing the form please contact the Admissions team at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Duration
One year full-time. Two years part-time.
Institution Name
Leeds Arts University
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