Entry requirements

Our postgraduate minimum requirements are:

A 2:2 undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent or;

A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma/professional qualification.

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree may also be considered for entry via the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL).

For all postgraduate courses you will need:

To submit a maximum of six examples of work from your portfolio for consideration. The files should be no larger than 30MB in total and it is essential that no more than six examples of work are uploaded.

One reference to support your application. This may be from an academic or a creative practitioner.

Applicants who meet the entry requirements above will be required to submit a personal statement outlining their intentions for MA study.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’re over the age of 21 and don’t have traditional qualifications, we may be able to consider your relevant experience as well as your educational background through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL). Where experience is being presented in lieu of academic achievement applicants must be able to demonstrate substantive experience, for example employment in a related industry.

Following receipt of your application the admissions team may ask you for further information. You may also be asked to attend an informal interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This course 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 graduated from this course.

MA Creative Practice encourages you to pursue an individual research interest for the duration of your study. Allowing you to examine and strengthen your own practice and place it at the centre of your studies in a transdisciplinary learning context. The course addresses the needs of graduates and practitioners who want to continue to develop their practice and identities in the creative and cultural industries.

You will be encouraged to maintain contact with other creative practitioners and develop freelance or other creative career paths within a portfolio career. This course will also support and prepare you to develop ideas for application to a practice-based PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Leeds Arts University