Creative Media Practice

Course contact

Tony Grace
+44 (0)1292 886481/426 or +44 (0)141 848 7044

Qualifications and durations

12 months full time/ 24 months part time


  • Ayr
  • Off Campus

Start date(s)

  • January and September

Tuition Fees

Additional costs
Please note that for some programmes of study there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, fields trips or equipment. Programme leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.
This Masters programme is aimed at graduates from various disciplines and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance. Delivered by expert practitioners, MA Creative Media Practice equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.
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.
This unique programme will help you explore and consolidate your creative identity, working with others from diverse creative backgrounds to nurture your creative potential and create new opportunities to help sustain your career.

Informed by research excellence and expert professional practice, the programme will bring out your creative potential, while providing the critical focus essential to respond flexibly to new opportunities and sustain your career.

Pg Certificate (60 credits)

  • Creative Skills 1 – introducing new creative skill areas in short creative projects
  • Critical Media Contexts – an essential overview of contemporary critical debate
  • Creative Media Practice – intensive CPD workshops with reflective analysis

Pg Diploma (120 credits)

  • Creative Skills 2 – a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project
  • Collaborative Project – a previous venture won the 2013 BAFTA New Talent Award
  • Research: Critical Development – introduction to research methods associated with creative practice and preparation of a creative research proposal

MA (180 credits)

A substantial practice-led research project, e.g. production of a feature screenplay, a documentary or digital media project. Previous successful Masters creative projects include an e-publishing project for fairy stories which was subsequently funded by Creative Scotland.
Graduates have found roles such as independent producer; scriptwriter; TV development producer; documentary maker; and digital media producer/ developer. For graduates of design for the moving image, careers include artist filmmaker and motion graphics designer.

92% of students in work/further study six months after graduating (2015 DLHE) The Pg Diploma and Masters programmes offer work-related learning through the module Creative Skills 2, either as a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project.
I entered a number of film festivals and competitions and won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for a collaborative project! This has helped my CV to stand out and has given me the chance to meet people who are useful contacts for the future. It’s given me a great kick-start to a media career and now I am part of the BBC Production Talent Pool.
Gavin Grant, MA Creative Media Practice graduate

Useful Information

  • Some classes may be delivered off-campus, at the School’s Creative Hub in Glasgow’s CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) and Film City.