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.
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.
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.
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
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:
- DMS8012 Advanced Creative Digital Practice: Live Electronic Performance
- DMS8013 Advanced Creative Digital Practice:Graphics, Data and Physical Computing
- APL8000 Conceptualising Landscape (20 credits)
- APL8004 Conceptualising Landscape (10 credits)
- APL8008 History of the Designed Landscape
- ARC8082 Research Through Design
Museum and Art Curatorship
- MCH8502 Managing Projects in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Sector
- MCH8503 Communicating and Learning in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
- MCH8550 Working on a Project in the Museums Sector*
- MCH8551 Working on an Art Museum and Gallery Project*
- MCH8552 Working on a Project in the Heritage Sector*
*You must take module with MCH8502
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 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £7,410
Part time: £3,705
Full time: £7,410
Part time: £3,705
Full time: £17,370
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject such as:
- digital media
- fine art
- visual communication and design
- creative writing
- museum and art curatorship
- computer science
We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and relevant work experience.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
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.
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.
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.