This Masters programme is aimed at graduates from various disciplines and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance. Delivered by expert practitioners, MA Creative Media Practice equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.

This unique programme will help you explore and consolidate your creative identity, working with others from diverse creative backgrounds to nurture your creative potential and create new opportunities to help sustain your career.

Informed by research excellence and expert professional practice, the programme will bring out your creative potential, while providing the critical focus essential to respond flexibly to new opportunities and sustain your career.

Graduates have found roles such as independent producer; scriptwriter; TV development producer; documentary maker; and digital media producer/ developer. For graduates of design for the moving image, careers include artist filmmaker and motion graphics designer.

92% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating (2015 DLHE).

Student learning journey

Mode of study: Full-time (1 year) or Part-time (2 years)

Other potential exit awards: PgCert (60 credits); Pg Dip (120 credits)


Trimester 1               Trimester 2             Trimester 3
Creative Skills 1 – introducing new creative skill areas in short creative projects

(20 credits)

Creative Skills 2 – a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project

(20 credits)

Critical Media Contexts – an essential overview of contemporary critical debate

(20 credits)

Collaborative Project – a previous project won the 2013 BAFTA New Talent Award

(20 credits)

Dissertation – a substantial practice-led research project, e.g. production of a feature screenplay, a documentary or digital media project.

(60 credits)

Creative Media Practice – intensive CPD workshops with reflective analysis

(20 credits)

Research: Critical Development – introduction to research methods associated with creative practice and preparation of a creative research proposal

(20 credits)