MA in Creative Practice - Writtle University College

MA in Creative Practice

MA in Creative Practice - Writtle University College
  • Writtle University College is proud to announce the launch of this new MA in Creative Practice course for September 2019.

    MA in Creative Practice aims to cultivate confidence, originality and independence in art practices and analysis by those who take it. The course is available on a full time (one year) or part time (two year) basis and will be delivered by professionals actively engaged in both the creative world and academia.

    The unique heritage of WUC as a leading landbased institution allows students the option to integrate horticulture, equine, floristry or other subjects into an expanded practice, based in the fine arts tradition.
  • Entry Requirements

  • Entry onto the course would be by an upper second undergraduate degree in any area of visual studies or other practical creative activity (including but not limited to music, drama, creative writing) plus a portfolio and a 500 word proposal for creative/research activity.

    In exceptional circumstances students providing a strong portfolio and proposal might have a first degree in an unrelated area (including but not limited to land based degrees). Exceptionally potential students with no first degree but with an evidenced significant amount of professional activity comparable to an undergraduate degree would be sympathetically considered for admission. A meeting with the course manager would normally take place before a firm offer was made

    The course actively welcomes students from UK, EU and International backgrounds.

    The University College is fully committed and supportive of equal access and inclusion and aims to avoid unfair discrimination on any grounds. The University College is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a learning and social environment that is free from unfair discrimination. The University College believes that a student body which is diverse in terms of background and experience contributes to a stimulating learning environment.

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  • Who is the Course for?

  • If you have a first degree in a visually based (or even a literary or sound/music based) practice of any kind and you are interested in expanding into a practice where both your creative and analytical skills are central then this is the right course for you.

    In particular, it offers a rigorous preparation for fine artists, designers and other creative practitioners whether gallery or industry based or working in private, public or socially engaged ways and for those interested in creative practice based research.

    It is also suitable for graduates who want to make connections between land-based areas of study and visual and creative practice and for those who wish to move into teaching visual and creative practices at HE and FE level.



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  • Method of Assessment

  • Students must create a body of work (audio, textual or visual or all three, or more) to be displayed at WUC’s prestigious, annual Design Degree Show.

    Students will be marked upon how closely the curation and presentation of their work adheres to current professional standards.

    In addition, students will be required to submit work to at least four professional exhibitions, increasing their chance of professional exposure during or shortly after the course.



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  • After Completion of Your Course...

  • Career possibilities for graduates in art and other creative fields have increased over recent years, reflecting the burgeoning opportunities within the cultural sector in the UK and internationally.

    Possible career paths for MA in Creative Practice graduates are, working as professional artists, filmmakers, graphic designers, game designers, curators, and gallery professionals in public and private galleries. They may also become writers for magazines, newspapers and journals on a whole variety of cultural topics. Other career opportunities for MA graduates include residency programmes, community-led outreach work and teaching art or design.

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