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This one-year master’s in Creative Industries will enable you to develop a solid foundation in your chosen specialism of either Film, Music or Digital Media Production. The course is designed for students wishing to work in the UK’s rapidly-growing creative industries sector, including areas such as media research, cultural heritage and arts management.
This is a flexible postgraduate programme with pathways in Film, Music, and Digital Media Production, and a final project which can be focussed either towards research or creative practice. The degree includes optional live projects, giving you opportunities to work directly with external businesses to deliver professional creative projects. These live projects are enabled by our student-led agency, Brookes Creative.
All students on the MA in Creative Industries take the following modules:
- Research Skills & Methods
- Dissertation or Creative Project
- Critical Practice 1 (options in Film, Music or Digital Media Production)
- Critical Practice 2 (options in Film, Music or Digital Media Production)
- Creative Practice (e.g. Live project)
Learning and Teaching
The MA in Creative Industries is taught through a mixture of class-based activities (e.g. seminars, guest speakers), experiential learning (e.g. live projects) and independent study supported by expert supervision (e.g. dissertation or creative project).
Assessment tasks may include written research assignments, video essays, group projects and reflective logbooks of experiential learning. Feedback is crucial for students development and most assignments build in opportunities for you to discuss your work (e.g. research seminars, proposals, idea pitching sessions).
MA students in the School of Arts have recently been on field trips to overseas locations including Rome and Milan.
Academics in the School of Arts are part of The Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network which brings together researchers, professionals, and local communities to share expertise and build social change.
All School of Arts staff are active researchers publishing widely on subjects such as:
- Film music
- Sound Art
- Film audiences
- Immersive Documentary
- Queer Theory.
Having a master's qualification helps you to stand out from the crowd, whether you are joining the MA straight after graduating or returning to study after a break of several years.
Our MA will provide you with the skills and knowledge to embark upon a career in the creative and media industries or to improve your current position. Graduates have found work in the following areas:
- Media Production
- Arts Administration
- Teaching and Research
- Digital Marketing
- Publishing and Journalism.
Many MA students continue onto further research and careers in academia, and our course provides the necessary research training required for doctoral work. Graduates of this course will be well placed to pursue a range of careers within the film industry and academia. Many go on to PhD study, in the UK and abroad. Other examples include cinema programming and marketing, animation, teaching, journalism.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements:
- minimum 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking)
- if you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements.
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
Self-funded, postgraduate loans.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.
The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements