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Creative Media Practice MA University of the West of Scotland



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Our MA Creative Media Practice is ideal for those from various disciplines as well as industry professionals wishing to broaden their creative skills, knowledge and experience. This 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.

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.

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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Creative Media Practice MA.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£13,000.00 (13,34,327) overall cost

The mentioned fee is for 2020/21 year entry. There might be a sight increase in 2021/22 year entry.


Sep-21, Jan-22


Ayr Campus

University Avenue,


South Ayrshire,

KA8 0SX, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

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. IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5; TOEFL IBT: 78; no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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