Taught course

Creative Practice

Institution
University of Westminster, London · Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

All candidates will be required to demonstrate an aptitude for creative practice as research. They will have to present a draft proposal for their proposed creative practice research project and will be interviewed face to face or by Skype by a member or members of the course team.

All candidates must possess either:

  • A good (first, good 2.1 or equivalent) honours degree including a substantial amount of creative practice, or
  • A good Masters degree (distinction, merit or equivalent) in a creative arts, design or media subject, or
  • Demonstration of substantial professional or professional-level experience in creative practice

Project proposal

Your application should include a proposal of about 500 words for the research project you wish to conduct on the course. This will be developed and refined in discussion with the course leader and your supervisor during the MRes.

Months of entry

September

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.

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.

Information for international students

Candidates for whom English is not a first language, or whose primary and secondary education was not conducted in English, or who do not have a degree taught in English will need to have IELTS of 6.5 or higher, including at least 6.0 in each element (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,000
International students
£13,500

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
    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

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7915 5511