Taught course

Creative and Media Education

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

We are looking for practitioners, teachers, college lecturers, trainers and others in relevant educational support and development roles, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills. Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MA Creative & Media Education (MACME) is a unique course, aimed at those teaching creative and media subjects in schools, colleges and universities worldwide, as well as industry practitioners looking to move into teaching and training. The MA is also suitable for those working in related educational support roles, such as learning technologists or teachers of other subjects, who are interested in using media and new technology creatively in their practice.

MA Creative & Media Education aims to provide you with new knowledge and skills relating both to current debates and practices in education, underpinned by the latest pedagogic research. Graduates from MACME have published their work in peer-reviewed academic journals and have presented at international conferences. Many MACME graduates are now pursuing doctoral research.

MA Creative & Media Education, is a part-time, distance-learning programme, which runs across 18-months. The programme consists of regular individual tutorials, both face-to-face and online, as well as four intensive, two-day residentials, held at BU’s Faculty of Media & Communication. The residentials typically feature masterclasses with leading figures from media and creative education. The MA provides opportunities to design pedagogic interventions and it will enable you to produce learning and training resources for your own professional context.

You will join a community of practitioners, teachers and educators, all sharing good practice and working collaboratively to address common issues around creative and media education. The time you spend at work contributes directly to the requirements of the programme; what you learn immediately feeds into your professional practice. Each assignment is designed around your own pedagogic aspirations and goals, so that areas your professional practice become viable research projects.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
18 months

Course contact details

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