Taught course

Creative Education: Making Learning

Arts University Plymouth

Entry requirements

2:1 or above in a related undergraduate discipline, although we also accept applications based on equivalent professional knowledge and/or industry experience.

If our Postgraduate Centre catches your imagination, you can apply directly throughout the year by accessing an application form through our website. You will be asked to give the usual application details, to provide some digital images of your work, and to submit a short personal statement. This personal statement is a chance to tell us what you want to do on your chosen programme, the themes that you want to investigate and your longer-term professional goals.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Creative Education: Making Learning is oriented towards experimental developments in arts and pedagogy. It explores the transformational agency of creative learning across different educational models and contexts. In examining the mutable relationship between art and learning, the role of creativity and making in education is fully explored in how the arts are taught.

The MA is appropriate for a wide range of subject specialists: teachers, managers and support workers in formal education; current and aspiring lecturers in higher education as well as creative and community practitioners. The program accepts learning as a process that takes place throughout our entire lives, where it extends beyond formal places of learning into communities, libraries, museums, nature, workplaces, social & health care and the third age.

As a student on the MA Creative Education course you will gain a thorough understanding of research methodologies, which supports the development of a rigorous inquiry that answers questions relevant to your professional or artistic practice. It draws upon the collaboration with a wider network of cultural organisations in Plymouth and beyond, to provide you with the opportunity to develop new perspectives on your own practice, educational research and the transformative potential of creativity.

Information for international students

A one year programme for anyone who has already completed their Undergraduate course. Please apply for our range of MA degrees directly to the college, by visiting our postgraduate course pages, selecting the programme you are interested in, and clicking 'Apply now'.

Our International Fees* are very competitive and are less costly than many of our competitors – yet our facilities are world-leading.

Our fees may seem lower than other institutions, but we pride ourselves in being committed to offering students accessible and affordable quality programmes. Please note, fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

*Excluding costs for international students who need a pre-sessional English course and ongoing in-year English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Students commencing postgraduate study will be able to apply for non-means tested student loans, currently around £10,000, to help cover course fees and living costs. These loans will only be available to students who are resident in England and don’t already have a masters qualification.

A graduate of the college is entitled to a discount of 15% on MA fees if they choose to progress onto postgraduate study, no matter what year they graduated. This discount applies to graduates from our pre-degree programmes, as well as our undergraduate degrees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 203434