Creative Practice

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

M.A. On Campus
12 months
12000 EUR/year
4800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Creative Practice from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology offer artists, designers and filmmakers a creative and critically informed environment in which to develop and consolidate their practice.


The Creative Practice course from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology will support imaginative, experimental and interdisciplinary enquiry through a range of media and approaches.

Students will choose one of four strands in which to base their study

  • Contemporary art studio practice
  • Digital cultures
  • Film and lens based media
  • Socially engaged practice

The course is structured so as to balance general and specific demands of various practices.

Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively as well as be independent, self-directed critical thinkers.

The emphasis of the course is on the student completing a large practice-based project.

This culminates with the production of a final exhibition, film screening or project presentation with a thesis demonstrating appropriate critical contextualization of the practice based work.

Targeted areas of employment for graduates of this programme lie within the extensive range of creative networks and cultural infrastructure of the city, region and beyond.

Employment includes:

  • Self-employed artists
  • Socially engaged and public art projects
  • Arts administration
  • Curation
  • Film makers
  • Technicians
  • Designers

Programme Structure

Programme Modules

  • Themes and Issues in Creative Practice
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Innovation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must provide the following:

  • A CV detailing their qualifications, career to date.
  • A short visual record of previous work.
  • A personal motivational statement, which should include an outline of their plans and interests related to Creative Practice and potential Practice-based Research.
  • All qualified applicants with a relevant Level 8 qualification or equivalent will be short-listed for interview. 
  • The interview will discuss qualifications, experience, and the plans and interests outlined by the students in the statement.
  • Applicants will be assessed at interview based on qualifications (max 40 marks), experience and achievements (max 30 marks), and plans and objectives (max 30 marks).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Creative Practice
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