Creative Media Practice
Duration & study mode
1 year full-time, typically 2 years part-time
Media, Culture & Society
Course starting dates
Ayr: September, January
Our MA Creative Media Practice is ideal for those from various disciplines as well as industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across:
Delivered by expert practitioners, our MA Creative Media Practice course equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.
Our course structure allows you to gain a personally tailored skill set, a detailed awareness of the fusion of creative, cultural, technological, social and political forces within the Creative Industries Sector and Screen and Broadcast Industries, and a deep understanding of the theories which underpin these areas.
The course offers 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.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry 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.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
Our Creative Media Practice course is a progressive suite of innovative postgraduate courses designed for practitioners and new entrants to the Creative Industries including Media and Screen and Broadcast.
Our course provides both a sound academic context and an exciting creative space within which to explore interfaces between ideas and creative practice and professional production. You will receive a unique blend of:
You will gain the critical awareness, creative focus and contemporary production skills necessary to advance your career paths. Through a wide range of guest lecturers and industry mentors you will be exposed to experienced Creative Media practitioners and Creative Industries professionals from both within the staff of the School of Media, and industry mentors.
Our course delivery makes use of a range of teaching and learning methods which include:
Learning and teaching strategies will be geared towards the following learning processes:
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
Graduates have found roles such as independent producer; scripwriter; TV development producer; documentary maker; and digital media producer/developer.
For graduates of of design for the moving image, careers include artist filmmaker and motion graphics designer.
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In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.
Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:
The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.
You can also find additional information in our Postgraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.
Scottish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
EU students studying at postgraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at postgraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.
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If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
You must apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.
The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.
Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course. For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.
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