For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject or a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject with relevant work experience.
Applicants are expected to have some previous experience of the creative arts in education (visual arts, dance, drama, music or other). This might include simply having attended arts classes yourself or having volunteered to assist in arts education settings or you may be experienced in some form of arts-based teaching or facilitation. We are looking for students who are actively interested in creative arts education; we aim to start with your own experience and to develop this through the course.
We welcome applications from students who hold qualifications and degrees that are not in education. These may include degrees and qualifications undertaken in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts or business studies. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case by case basis. We would encourage applicants to use their personal statement to indicate their interests in creative arts education and any relevant work experience.
Some modules require disclosure and barring service checks.
Months of entry
The MA Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.
The MA Creative Arts in Education provides you with the opportunity to understand how the arts develop creative and aesthetic understanding, offer personal and communal voice within different cultural contexts, contribute to effective educational futures and are linked to personal educational progression. This programme will help you to encourage creativity via the arts, understand the variety of roles the arts in education might take, and consider how arts teaching can benefit other areas of the curriculum and promote inclusion. Unique in integrating approaches to drama, music, dance and visual art, this MA includes visits to arts education settings such as schools and galleries, as well as interactions with key cultural organisations. You may also specialise in a particular art form.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- College of Social Sciences and International Studies