The MA in Creative Art Practice takes one year full-time or two years part-time. The course is based in the heart of Newcastle's city centre campus, close to the city's vibrant art scene. It really is a great place to study digital creative arts.

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 admit around 15 students per year on to the course and encourage collaboration and exchange. 

The course is designed for graduates from any form of creative practice. Our students often come from backgrounds in:

  • Experimental and electronic music
  • Visual arts
  • Sound art
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Creative Writing
  • Curating
  • Film making and photography

The course is intended for people who want to work between disciplines while engaging critically with contemporary technology and ideas. The programme also offers a grounding for those hoping to progress to PhD degree study.

The course

Our course supports creative work between and across disciplines. We encourage students to experiment with new forms of practice and to explore critical approaches to their work drawn from other research disciplines.

You will work in Culture Lab - a centre for research into culture and technology. The course combines a core of critical making practice with the opportunity to take modules from elsewhere in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, thus extending your knowledge and skills. Modules, for example, may come from Music, Fine Art, English, or Architecture. Our course is strongly research-led and is taught by practicing artists and academics.  

You will have full access to Culture Lab and its world class facilities and equipment. 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.

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 and you will also engage with theories of digital art, culture and technology.