Taught course

Creative Practice

University of Westminster · Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) with relevant experience.

Application should include a proposal of around 500 words for the research project the applicant wishes to conduct on the course. This will be developed and refined in discussion with the course leader and supervisor during the MRes. Interviews are by Skype.

Months of entry


Course content

The Creative Practice MRes is a Masters level course, which takes full advantage of the rich culture of practice-based research in art, architecture, design and media based in the University of Westminster's School of Arts and College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries.

Over one year full-time or two years part-time, you will develop your own art, media or design practice, supported by an exciting programme of seminars, group discussion, specialist advice and supervision, to complete a major research project related to your creative practice. Your time on the MRes will culminate in an exhibition or screening presentation and a written reflection on your research.

The Creative Practice MRes is an ideal stepping stone to further practice-based PhD research, as well as a unique opportunity to realise an ambitious creative project with the support of research-led practitioners across the field of the arts and media, as part of the internationally renowned Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) – the UK’s top-rated general art and design research centre.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)20 7915 5511