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Creative Media Practice

University of the West of Scotland

12 months
13325 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
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Creative Media Practice degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is ideal for those from various disciplines as well as industry professionals wishing to broaden their creative skills, knowledge and experience. 


Creative Media Practice degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is a completely flexible MA suite of modules which will allow you to build up a strong portfolio of high-quality creative work across your chosen areas of practice.The programme is aimed at graduates and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills and explore and consolidate their creative identity across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance.

The master's is delivered by expert practitioners, and will equip you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, the chance to build a portfolio, and essential practical skills. The MA also provides a solid foundation in practice-based research and an effective platform for pursuing further academic study at doctoral level.

Placement Opportunities

Work-related learning is available either as a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project. Students are able to develop their professional practice in modules such as Creative Industries: Professional Practice.


Graduates in Creative Media Practice have found roles such as independent producer, scriptwriter, TV development producer, documentary-maker, digital media producer/developer, artist filmmaker, motion graphics designer and as media/arts practice teachers and lecturers. 

Our graduates have gained positions with the BBC, independent production companies, Toronto Film Festival, community media organisations, theatre companies (eg Gaiety Theatre, Ayr – learning resource co-ordinator), and with media/arts departments in various universities and colleges. Others have developed successful freelance careers in creative sectors such as photography, media and arts practice, and several have set up creative media businesses.

A number of our MA Creative Media Practice graduates have also succeeded in gaining PhD scholarships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Creative Contexts 
  • Creative Skills Development
  • Collaborative Project 
  • Creative Industries: Professional Practice 
  • Research: Critical Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry to the MA is open to Honours graduates (minimum 2:2).
  • Applicants with relevant equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience will also be considered.
  • Overseas students must also meet UWS English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13325 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Rest of Uk (English, Northern Irish, Welsh)/ Republic of Ireland

  • £10,765 Cost of Study


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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