Do you want to take the creative skills you learnt at university to the next level? Are you looking to diversify your professional career? Advance your creative practice with our transformational, forward-thinking programme! We will give you all the practical, technical, theoretical and applied knowledge to develop the flexible skills needed within the dynamic and transitional cultural economy.
Our interdisciplinary ethos draws from six key creative fields - film, graphic design, illustration, photography, adventure media and digital art - allowing you to either specialise in one area or work on projects across multiple media. The programme draws upon the key strengths of each discipline and is outward facing, encouraging entrepreneurial approaches to creative practice.
Our staff comprises a mix of seasoned media practitioners and those actively involved in research at a national or international stage, using their knowledge and experience to provide a wider context for your work. All you need to bring is a passion for your own practice plus a willingness to share it with others, an openness to new ideas and enthusiasm to explore your creative potential.
Our working environment works to cultivate practical and theoretical expertise to help your versatility in creative media. We encourage innovative, lateral approaches to creative practice though a structured timetable of theoretical lectures, practical workshops, student led seminars, visiting speakers, action based and experiential research, self-directed and tutorial based learning.
Cultural and visual discourse is taught at all levels, displaying the important synthesis between theory and creative practice. You'll fully engage in these processes to develop self-awareness and embed skills to advance your professional progression and life-long learning.
- Critical Contexts
- Materials and Processes
- Creative Practice
- Media Narratives
- Project Proposal and Professional Development
- MA Project
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
1st or upper 2nd class honours degree (2:1).
Students with equivalent experience / qualifications in a field relevant to the proposed study area may be considered.
Each application is assessed individually on its own merit and is subject to an interview with portfolio or showreel (where appropriate).
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact email@example.com for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either - an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or - an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.
UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
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All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
You'll have the skills and knowledge of a range of visual media disciplines, including Film & Television Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Digital Art & Games Design and Wildlife & Adventure Media. This will expand your employability potential and give you vital knowledge to work across mediums.
Resources and facilities
Our Brampton Road campus has a distinguished history as a centre of excellence for creative arts education, thanks to our up to date arts library and industry standard facilities. These include well equipped Macintosh and PC studios with the latest design and multi-media software, digital video production and editing suites, motion capture technology and a television studio with a full lighting rig and multi-camera set-up.
You will work in close proximity with undergraduate and postgraduate students to allow for cross-discipline exchange, collaboration and further media training. To facilitate and support MACP projects, students have full access to the Audio Visual [AV] technical team.