Taught course

Creative Practices in Education

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

We would expect students to have a 2:2 honours degree within a creative or cogent subject or a degree and experience of working in a creative or educational setting. However, students who do not have a degree but have experience in the area will be interviewed and assessed on their ability. For students with English as an additional language, IELTS 6.5 is a prerequisite.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

Creative Practices in Education is an advanced degree course for graduates and a wide range of professionals who want to develop or enhance their skills and knowledge as a creative worker within a professional context.

This course is innovative through the direct link made in practice and theory between the arts, education and the professions. The course is aimed at professionals working in education, libraries, museums, galleries, the arts, health, culture, justice, business, heritage and sports coaching. It is distinctively multidisciplinary in allowing you to draw on expertise in music, dance, PE, drama and art. The MA will help you to make links between your creative practice and theory across the arts, education and the professions.

Please note: This is an advanced degree that does not result in a teaching qualification.

Why Study Creative Practices in Education with us?

Having a direct link between practice and theory between the arts, education and the professions is an innovative element of the course. Staffing is combined across academic faculties, providing you with the opportunity to enhance your subject knowledge. The interdisciplinary elements of the course will allow you to draw on expertise in participatory drama and performance, fine art, dance, music, sport and PE and organisational learning within a professional context.

We also host a module at the Tate Liverpool and Storyhouse in Chester.

How will I be taught

Workshops, seminars, lectures and specialist facilities across our faculties encourage the exploration of ideas, in a wide variety of practice-based disciplines. Modules focus on the professional and theoretical contexts of process and/or performance of: drama, fine art, dance, music, and sport and PE, including research methods.

Contact hours are two hours on Fridays and six and a half hours on Saturdays.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via a combination of practical and written assessments. Assessment methods across the MA have been selected to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills of creative professional practice using an appropriate critical and analytical framework.

Please note: Masters students in receipt of a postgraduate loan cannot bring prior credit (APL) into their programme of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Email
education@chester.ac.uk