MA in Creative Media Practice

University Of The West Of Scotland Programmes in Cyprus

Program Description

MA in Creative Media Practice

University Of The West Of Scotland Programmes in Cyprus

This Masters programme is aimed at graduates from various disciplines and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills in 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

  • Creative Skills 1 – introducing new creative skill areas in short creative projects(20 credits)
  • Critical Media Contexts – an essential overview of contemporary critical debate(20 credits)
  • Creative Media Practice – intensive CPD workshops with reflective analysis(20 credits)

Trimester 2

  • Creative Skills 2 – a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project(20 credits)
  • Collaborative Project – a previous project won the 2013 BAFTA New Talent Award(20 credits)
  • Research: Critical Development – introduction to research methods associated with creative practice and preparation of a creative research proposal(20 credits)

Trimester 3

  • Dissertation – a substantial practice-led research project, e.g. production of a feature screenplay, a documentary or digital media project.(60 credits)

How to Apply?

The applicants should send the following documents to :

  • Fill in the application form
  • Provide a copy of passport
  • Provide copies of the following qualifications: standard of English (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL certificate); Diploma and transcripts
  • Include a personal statement by giving details of current or more recent work experience, academic interests and reasons for applying for the programme and any relevant information (not longer than 4000 characters).
  • Include one academic reference to confirm suitability for the programme.


Admission Criteria

Turkish Cypriot & other International Students

  • Minimum CGPA 2.75
  • English Proficiency IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 80


  • Minimum CGPA 2:2

Applicants for Applied Social Science and Policy Analysis and Global Governance programmes should hold a degree in any social science or related field (e.g. Communications, Public Relations, International Relations, Political Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Health, Law, Social Work). Interviews will be required for other types of degrees which are not mentioned above (face to face or skype) with a condition of experience relevant to programme specialisms (accredited or recognized prior experiential learning related to civil society, public affairs, criminal justice, applied psychology, social work or social policy).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
3,500 GBP
Turkish Cypriots and EU citizens; International students £4,500
Cyprus - Nicosia, Nicosia
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