Masters in Creative Practices for Sustainability
The more depleted our planetary resources become, the greater society’s need for change-making creative practitioners who are equipped to lead the transition to a sustainable culture. This programme is for those who design by thinking and making – by hand or by digital means – and who are concerned about the upstream and downstream effects on our human, social, natural and economic capital.
The course provides you with a cross-disciplinary skill set for dealing with the challenges associated with globalisation, environmental degradation, societal inequalities, resource depletion and over-consumption. You will learn about emerging eco- and other technologies that change the way we conceive, make, distribute and sell, and you will be given insights into the ethical demands of the new marketplace.
The course is suitable for practitioners across the spectrum of design and craft disciplines. We also encourage applications from the applied, visual and fine arts and media.
Full time study (1 year) requires a commitment to a minimum of two days in college plus your own studio practice and self directed study to meet assignment requirements. Part time study (21 months) requires a minimum of one day in college plus your own studio practice and self directed study to meet assignment requirements.
Normally a first degree upper second class standard (2.1) in an Art, Design and/or Media discipline is required. Applicants with Accredited Prior Learning (APL) credits from previous qualifications and equivalent experience as a professional in creative practice (Accredited Prior Experiential Learning-APEL) are also considered as alternative fulfilment of the requirements. In all cases, prospective students must demonstrate their capability of studying at postgraduate level.
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Careers & Alumni
Eco, social and ethical companies are consistently taking a growing market share and proving more stable options in turbulent financial times. There is a steady increase in;
- Sustainable art
- Design and media studios
- Agencies and enterprises that embrace recycling and upcycling
- Sustainable furniture production
- Digital customisation and personalisation services; and more.
You may be expanding your own practice, advise existing companies and practitioners about sustainability opportunities or starting-up new ventures in solo or collaborative mode.
Those with a specific interest in, and talent for publishing could develop an academic career through research, writing and lecturing.