Taught course

Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries

University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · Communication, Spatial and Product Design

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Entry requirements

MA Applied Imagination entry requirements are:

  • Honours degree; OR
  • Evidence of experiential learning equivalent to a degree; OR
  • 3 years relevant professional experience.

For the part-time mode you'd need to be working in a design-related profession

Months of entry


Course content

MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time multidisciplinary masters course. The course invites its students to apply their creative ideas to the real world. It encourages its students to become problem-finders and change-makers, who are able to function in a wide variety of professional and entrepreneurial situations.The course attracts students from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds.

MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries is a January start/December finish course. This arrangement allows us to fit eleven months of intensive study and research into a twelve-month period. The summer period is used primarily for independent study, although there are tutorial touch points during this time.

MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries students learn to use a full range of research processes. These include primary and secondary research, and also intensive practice in action research and in the related skills of reflection, analysis, and project iteration. Students learn to plan interventions, and to record and reflect on new evidence that they have thereby obtained. At the core of what we expect from our students is a process of engagement and testing with external partners and stakeholders. We are a multi-disciplinary course, so the subject matter of the major project is left to the student – what the course team look for is rigour and commitment in the research process.

Information for international students

The English language requirement for entry for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent.

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

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