You should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor's honours degree. If you have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. Evidence of practice or creative/design work in a digital portfolio of work may be required depending on your proposed area of study. You need to be able to work independently, so you need to be self-motivated and have good time management skills. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.
Months of entry
The Arts MA at DMU provides you with an opportunity to design and pursue your own personal arts study programme at master's level, whilst being supported and supervised by leading national and international scholars.
The programme allows you to study in a way that is most appropriate to your own individual circumstances, and has been designed to suit your preferred learning style(s). You can take up to 90 credits from our taught postgraduate provision, while the rest of the programme will be completed through negotiated learning agreements.
There are a wide range of subject areas to choose from, and you can create a programme of study which is interdisciplinary and unique to your specialist interests or skills. You will be supervised by subject specialists from the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities.
You are able to exercise choice and control over the aims of your course, the content and context of your studies, and the criteria against which your achievement is assessed.
The wide range of specialisms that we offer on the Arts MA includes:
* Arts and Festival Management
* Education and the Arts
Assessment can be as varied as you want it to be. It will be defined in the learning contract; so you can negotiate assessment tasks and methods. All students must take a 15 credit Research Methods module at the beginning of the course, and all students will also have to undertake a Major Project, Dissertation or a Work Placement at the end of the course to achieve the master's award.
You will be assigned two dedicated supervisors who are subject specialists. They will provide academic support throughout the course. DMU academic and research staff are experts in their field. They are actively engaged in a wide range of external activities including research, consultancy, publishing, performing and exhibiting in both a national and international contexts.
DMU has excellent technical expertise available to support you with your studies. Within the faculty, there are professionally equipped workshops with specialist technicians to support your master's work.
Graduates have gone onto consultancy, entrepreneurship, arts and design management, research and teaching. Many students choose this course as a preparation for an academic career and enter further MPhil or PhD level study.
Information for international students
Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international.
Fees and funding
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We currently offer the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship for Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- De Montfort University
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