Taught course

Documentary Practices

University for the Creative Arts · Media Arts

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline and/or; Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level. A portfolio of work will also be required. If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Documentary Practices MA course will allow you to undertake cross-disciplinary work between New Media, Photography and Film positioning the course in response to new trends and discourse within creative documentary practice. Your outcomes could be in photography, film, interactive or web-based formats - particularly exploiting recent developments within web-based documentary.

Key study topics include:

  • Media Perspectives
  • Critical Practice
  • Research Methodologies
  • Exploratory Practice
  • Project Proposal
  • Research Paper / Research Journal
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Portfolio of work
  • Professional practice.

Visit the MA Documentary Practices page on the University for the Creative Arts web site for more details!

Information for international students

International Students should contact the International team on: +44 (0)1252 892838 for further information and advice. Alternatively email us at: international@ucreative.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

01252 829 883