Taught course

Creative Media

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

Either:

  • A first or second-class Honours Degree in a relevant, cognate discipline
  • Professional qualifications in an appropriate area
  • Relevant professional experience

All applicants will be invited to attend an interview and will be asked to provide a portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Creative Practice MA is open to professionals and graduates who aspire to meet the evolving demands of contemporary creative practice.

You will gain strong theoretical and cultural contextual knowledge and will hone your conceptual thinking and innovation. This course will enhance your career prospects in the creative industries and enable you to become an effective and confident practitioner.

Key features

  • A stimulating opportunity to work alongside practitioners from a variety of disciplines
  • A broad-ranging course that expands your creative horizons
  • An impressive range of media resources and studios
  • Strong theoretical, experimental and professional practice strands
  • Tutors with strong industry experience and a proven professional track record

How will you be taught?

You are taught through a combination of lectures, interactive presentations of your work, tutorials and workshops that are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion, tutorial guidance and small group activities in workshops. Presentations and tutorials enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures.

You will be expected to take responsibility for engagement with your learning experience but this will be supported continuously by close tutorial guidance.

You will have access to industry-standard design and filmmaking software on Apple Macintosh computers in the MA Room and also be able to use the broadcast standard video and photographic studios and sound mixing facilities in the Digital Arts Centre.

By agreement with the module tutors, you will be able to sit in on undergraduate module sessions in order to achieve additional subject skills.

Practitioners from the industry will give talks on their work and provide input on the Professional Practice module.

Where could it take you?

If you are a media practitioner, you can find employment in design, film, television or photography studios. If your field is in fine art, you could find employment in galleries, curation or public and private commissions. Many of our graduates proceed to freelance careers. Others find vocation as teachers and lecturers.

We have designed this exciting course such that you may participate in any area that represents your practice. You might be a designer, filmmaker, illustrator, painter, photographer, printmaker, animator or practicing in any other creative field. One of the distinct aspects of our programme is that you will be working and studying alongside graduates in a range of disciplines: this is an unusual, and very stimulating, inspiring factor of the course. You will benefit from contribution and support from student colleagues from diverse disciplines that will broaden your outlook and vision.

Graduates of the current programme have been successfully placed in studios specialising in design, video editing, film production and photography. Many are now pursuing freelance practice.

Information for international students

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less 5.5 in each component).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    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
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 855111