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Creative Media, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The 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.

The courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. 

The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

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.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Creative Identity: a practical project module, based on research, in which you explore your identity as a practitioner through a project of your own devising
  • Professional Practice: a module that expands your engagement with professional practice and the opportunity to work alongside a media professional
Semester 2
  • Creative Concept: having established your identity, you are given the opportunity to build on this self-awareness in a sustained practical project
  • Experimental Practice: an experience in which we will ask you to disregard all restricting conditions, and experiment freely and playfully to enhance your creative thinking skills
  • Independent Project: you will have prepared for this module in Creative Concept. It is the culmination of your experience on the course - a major practical project of your own devising that showcases your abilities and skills and which is underpinned with a theoretical critical statement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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