School of Arts and Cultures

Creative Arts Practice

Master in Creative Arts Practice


The MA in Creative Art Practice takes one year full time or two years part time. It's designed for graduates from any form of creative practice.
The course is intended for people who want to work between disciplines while engaging critically with contemporary technology.
The programme also offers a grounding for those hoping to progress to PhD degree study.
We admit around 15 students per year on to the course and encourage collaboration and exchange. 

The course

You'll work in Culture Lab a centre for research into culture and technology. The course combines a core of critical making work with the opportunity to take modules from all around the faculty, extending your knowledge and skills.
Our course is strongly research led and is taught by practicing artists actively involved in research culture. We are committed to engaging with the creative city through collaborative public working.
You will have 24-hour access to Culture Lab and its world class facilities and equipment.

Your work

Our course supports creative work between and across disciplines. Our students often come from backgrounds in:

  • experimental and electronic music
  • visual arts
  • sound art
  • design
  • architecture
  • creative writing
  • curating
  • film making and photography

We encourage students to experiment with new forms of practice and to explore critical approaches to their work drawn from other research disciplines.

Our programme consists of:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Technical workshops and group making sessions
  • Focussed collaborative projects
  • Real world commissions 

Resources and support

You are expected to engage with your peers and contribute to collaborative studio culture. You’ll be supported through supervision and by regular studio discussions with course mates.

Find out more

To discuss the course, contact the Programme Director, Dr Tom Schofield.

For full details, see our degree description.