Research course

Creative and Critical Practice

University of Sussex · School of English

Entry requirements

You should normally have a merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree, or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You must also supply examples – such as digital/scanned images or film/video/sound clips – of your practical work. This should ideally relate to your proposed research in an easily downloadable format. If applicable, supply links to your practice work online. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Creative and Critical Practice enables you to develop your practice-led research in creative media production alongside critically engaged writing. Your research might involve a variety of practical approaches including video, photography and imaging, interactive media, sound, social media or process-based performative methods.

At Sussex, you’ll be able to take part in the activities of the Centre for Material Digital Culture. In Brighton, you’ll join a vibrant community for the arts and creative industries.

We offer expert supervision across a wide range of critical and creative practice:

  • filmmaking and documentary forms
  • digital arts
  • photography
  • media practice for development and social change
  • sonic media.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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