Postgraduate

Creative Arts Practice MA

Creative Arts Practice MA

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Through the MA in Creative Arts Practice you will develop your creative identity and engage with digital culture. You will also join a vibrant community of professional artists, designers, musicians and performers. We all work together to develop and diversify our work.

Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle

This course is based in Culture Lab, our home for creative digital practice. We are a research community at the forefront of thinking about how creative practice can generate new kinds of knowledge.

You will learn to work flexibly with open source and emerging technologies and create innovative work. In addition, research methods from experimental design will strengthen your practice. You will also engage with theories of digital art, culture and technology.

You will choose your course of study, including:

  • live electronic performance
  • digital art practice
  • film making
  • creative writing
  • experimental music
  • creative enterprise

We're in the heart of the city centre campus. Newcastle has a vibrant art scene, so is a great place to study digital creative arts.

The Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice aggregates the creative critical mass within a world-class research-intensive University. We'll encourage you to collaborate and create work that has a global significance. We offer a supportive environment where collaborative and interdisciplinary creative projects can thrive.

Student profile

I have the chance to work and meet with many artists and designers who come from different disciplines within the creative industry.

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Facilities

Culture Lab has excellent equipment and facilities, including:

  • a stock of film cameras
  • editing suites
  • CNC fabrication 
  • sound-mixing technology

You will be taught by a wide range of successful creative professionals. We will help you develop skills and equip you to contribute to the thriving cultural and creative industries.

Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle - Staff and Facilities

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Modules

Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle - Student Projects

Modules for 2017 entry

Compulsory modules

You can also choose 80 credits worth of modules from the following areas.

You must take 40 credits from one subject area, but the remaining 40 credits can be taken from a mix of areas. There may be some timetabling constraints depending on your module choices:

Digital film
Creative writing
Digital media
Fine art
Landscape
Multi-media communications
Museum and art curatorship

*You must take module with MCH8502

Music
Creative enterprise

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MA

UK

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

EU

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

International

Full time: £16,200

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject such as:

  • digital media
  • film
  • music
  • fine art
  • visual communication and design
  • creative writing
  • architecture
  • museum and art curatorship
  • computer science

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and relevant work experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Pathway courses

Our Architecture Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

You need to submit an electronic portfolio of creative work with your application. Your portfolio should demonstrate the range of your creative skills and interests. It may be submitted as a presentation, as a PDF, as video or sound or as a website link. 

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Dr Tom Schofield
Culture Lab
Newcastle University
NE1 7RU
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4635
Email: tom.schofield@ncl.ac.uk