MA Creative Arts Practice (from 2012)
MA Creative Arts Practice (from 2012)
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MA Creative Arts Practice

12 months full time; 24 months part time.


Programme Description

This innovative new MA, based in University’s cutting edge research environment of  Culture Lab, is a practice-based, transdisciplinary  course that focuses on emerging creative practice and creative entrepreneurship in digital age.  It is designed for artists, designers, musicians, writers, computer scientists and practitioners who are interested in exploring novel disciplines in relation to tarnsdisciplinary practice in order to expand their current  work portfolio and to learn new technologies and skills.

Throughout the programme there is a great emphasis on exploratory practice, innovation and transferable knowledge to prepare students  for the ever-changing creative and economic environment. The programme allows  students to focus on one principal area of interest, combine two or opt for an even greater level of mix.

Students take 40 credits of compulsory modules, 80 credits of optional modules and complete a creative practice project (60 credits). . Compulsory modules include:  technologies and digital theories;  and enterprise and research methods. Optional modules will be offered in the subject areas listed below and you select four 20-credit modules, of which 40 credits must be from a single stream. The optional streams and modules are as follows: Digital Media, Creative Enterprise, Architecture, Creative Writing, Digital Film, Fine Art, Landscape, Multimedia Communication, Museum and Art Curatorship, Music, Creative Computing.

Entrance Requirements

Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree or international equivalent in one of the following subject areas: Digital Media,  Film, Music,  Fine Art,  Multimedia Communication, Visual Communication and Design, Creative Writing, Architecture & Landscape, Museum and Art Curatorship, and Creative Computing/ Computer Science.

Further Information

For more information about this programme and to register your interest please contact: Dr Brigitta Zics  Culture Lab, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, tel.: +44  191 246 4644, e-mail: