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MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries

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MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries
Domestic Fees
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Entire Course Fee
£6750
MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries
International Fees
Entire Course Fee
£6750
Duration(s)
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries
Course Durations
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start Date(s)
January, May or September 2022
MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries
Start Dates
Online
  • January 2022

  • May 2022

  • September 2022

Entry Requirements
MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries
Domestic Entry Requirements
Masters entry requirements
You will have either:
a Bachelor degree with Honours (2:1 or higher) in a relevant field, and strong evidence of creative media work experience undertaken.
at least five years of professional creative industry experience.
If English is not your first language, please refer to the International Entry Requirements below.
MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries
International Entry Requirements
International Entry Requirements
English language requirements A candidate whose first language is not English must present evidence of having passed an English language test. The minimum acceptable level is:
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each component)
www.ielts.org
TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 90 (with no less than 21 in each component)
www.ets.org/toefl
An English language bachelor degree or higher; Successful completion of a short research report in English; Evidence of significant professional practice in English An online interview with MPP academic staff
The Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries programme offers early or mid-career creative media professionals the opportunity to critically reflect on and evaluate their existing high-level knowledge and skills, augment them in a self-directed, project- or work-based programme.

THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER BEGINS NOW

An original creative media project will underpin all aspects of the learning design. By successfully completing the programme, you will be able to make sound judgements on creative media project design and implementation, and will have a depth of new knowledge, practical skills and theoretical understanding in a range of specific creative media practices. You will also have a self-critical awareness of your professional capabilities and strategies for continuing personal and professional development.
Work-based projects Enables you to combine work and study by completing assessment through work-based projects.
Tailored for you Allows you to tailor your learning and course content to match your interests and career aspirations.
Expert leaders Provides cutting edge scholarship enriched by the support and guidance of an expert mentor.
Online learning Is completed through online distance learning, giving you flexibility around your professional and personal life

What you'll learn

Critical Understanding of Theory Project Research Theoretical and Practical Elements in Creative Media Deeper understanding of your Practice Analytical and Communication Skills

Course Structure

The MA/MSc Professional Practice in Creative Media Industries is broken up into three distinct stages, each designed to develop different skills.
Trimester 1
This module allows students to develop their own Major Project idea, providing them with the tools for planning, research methodologies, and grounding them in scholarly practice. The module will be underpinned by theoretical perspectives in creative media in order to address research questions or problems.
This module allows students to develop their own Major Project idea, providing them with the tools for planning, research methodologies, and grounding them in scholarly practice. The module will be underpinned by theoretical perspectives in creative media in order to address research questions or problems.

Students will develop an abstract in an area related to their Major Project. Then, in collaboration with peers, they will typically organise a research conference or seminar and present the outcomes of their own project idea in order to gain a deeper understanding of the chosen topic. Students should gather feedback from peers, explain and defend their thoughts informed by the research outcomes, and use this experience to refine their Major Project ideas.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through a portfolio of coursework,
which might usually include outputs from a research conference or seminar, and a Major
Project proposal.
An indicative syllabus for the module will include:
o Conducting research at postgraduate level
o Textual research methods
o Digital culture
o Narratology, postmodernism
o Arts/Sciences historical relationship
o Important current thinkers in the chosen field
o Innovation and risk-taking, entrepreneurship
o Approaches to Creative Media project design
o Management and production of creative projects
o Cultural and ethical considerations in professional practice
o Relationship between professional practice and work-based learning principles
o Organisation of research symposia/seminars
o Research presentation (written, visual and oral)

Learning resources and reading lists will be updated regularly and made accessible through
the VLE.
Trimester 2
Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of an
individual portfolio of work, which might typically include project plans, the projects themselves, and reflective report(s) addressing the work completed.
This module is intended to prepare students to their Creative Media Major Project module. Students will work with their Learning Advisor and other faculty to reflect and identify gaps in their skills and knowledge which will be needed to complete the programme. A bespoke set of projects and learning activities will then be scheduled for the student to address these gaps, ensuring that they also meet the required learning outcomes, which students will be required to evidence by critical contextualisation of their learning within the broader frame of their professional practice.

The module thereby both provides essential development of the student’s professional practice and equips the students with the self-reflective, analytical and project management skills to ensure that they become effective life-long learners.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of an individual portfolio of work, which might typically include project plans, the projects themselves, and reflective report(s) addressing the work completed. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual basis, primarily through the previous module (Project

Planning & Theoretical Perspectives), though perspectives can be refined and refocused based on feedback or further reflection. A rationale for reframing the professional activates can therefore be presented to respond to opportunities or shortcomings that have arisen. Learning resources and reading lists will be updated regularly and made accessible through the VLE.
Trimester 3
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to be Master of Arts or Master of Science. The study path you choose along your degree will lead to one of the below awards…
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Arts.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.
In the Creative Media Major Project module, students will complete the project which they have planned and developed over the course of the programme. The project will demonstrate technical mastery in their chosen field, using methods appropriate to creative arts disciplines. This module leads to the award of a Master of Science.

Students will be supported to achieve module outcomes through the completion of a major piece of creative media work, which may be written, practical, or a combination of both; and the successful completion of a viva voce examination, which may include a presentation of the major project work. An indicative syllabus for the module is negotiated and approved with faculty on an individual
basis, through the planning process and work completed in previous modules.

Career Outcomes

How will this course help my career?

The course provides the necessary skills to successfully operate in professional creative media environments, and enhance your professional practice of creative media at any stage of your career. By facilitating the development of professional and research skills and the acquisition of transferable skills for lifelong learning pertinent to academic and industry settings.

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Course FAQs

As an online programme it assumes a great degree of self-motivation since it is self-directed. However in terms of support and contact, students are assigned a Learning Advisor who guides them through their study path (what to study, subject specific advice related to their research focus, how to study, etc.).

Students interact with their learning advisor on a regular basis; formally 6 hrs of LA support per 60 credit module or combination of modules.

Course content is produced based on students needs and topical issues (e.g. a critique of a bibliography) rather than a weekly syllabus, given that the programme is research based.

All the above documentation and course content is available via Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment.

We also schedule a number of live webinars across all modules to cover some essential content and assessment requirements.

It is not expected that students will need access, given the programme is delivered online. However this is at the campuses’ discretion to offer additional facilities should they wish.

In addition, as most students on the course will be working in industry, they normally will have access to the resources required. Many resources are also freely available online.

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