Creative Practice Masters Degree

Course Length 2 years
Study Type Part time
Course Cost £3975 per academic year (Adult) Financial support 19+
Start Date 09/2023
Course Code 76496-01
Campus CodeH
Creative Practice Master's Degree

Course overview

Perfect your specialist area with this course. You will be researching your chosen field of expertise and practice across painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital image and media, installation, photography, fashion and illustration. You’ll explore and experiment within your chosen field, learning to research, write and reflect upon the underpinning theories, art history, marketing and collaboration.

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This is a University Centre Leeds course, who is a part of Leeds City College and a member of Luminate Education Group. This course is validated by The Open University

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  • Entry Requirements
    One BA (Hons) degree, however we can accept a first degree in any subject or equivalent in any specialism and/or equivalent industry experience.
  • Benefits/Skills
    Practitioner in your specialist field as an artist, teacher, project coordinator
  • Units/Modules

    Modules may include:

    Exploratory Research Practices – The Exploratory Research Practices Module invites students to critically engage with their own creative practice and to situate their work within the creative and cultural industries. In this module students will consider the relationship between their creative practice, critical debate and other contemporary practitioners to demonstrate the breadth of practical investigations.

    Industry Project – Students will have the opportunity to develop a rigorous understanding of current issues or problems within a given industry context by working on a live brief with a company/employer. They will have the opportunity to experience the complexities of working as part of a creative team whilst also engaging with the focus and priorities of industry professionals, companies or employers.

    Contemporary Cultural Studies – Contemporary Cultural Studies is a forward-thinking module that provides graduates with the opportunity to position themselves, and their practice, within contemporary culture. Students will be encouraged to make creative connections between contemporary culture, its historical foundations, conflicts, and contingencies, allowing students to develop projects vertically and laterally across and between traditional subject boundaries.

    Collaborative Practice – Collaborative practice within creative arts is wide and diverse in its approaches and there is a broad range of creative and professional opportunities within the creative fields. This module allows students to strengthen their collaborative skills in reaching an agreed creative outcome. The Collaborative Practice Module invites students to critically engage with their own creative practice and to navigate their work within other areas of the creative industries.

    Major Project – Whether working in a cultural or commercial context, as a creative practitioner you will create large scale projects that need to engage an audience. The Major Project module provides the opportunity for students to create an ambitious extended practical project for public display that reflects the students’ individual creative practice, critical concerns, and professional identity.

  • Careers/Progression
    Progression may include a PGCE, doctorate or PhD.

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