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ESCP Europe's MSc in Marketing & Creativity is an 18-month programme taught in English at our London and Paris campuses. Read more
ESCP Europe's MSc in Marketing & Creativity is an 18-month programme taught in English at our London and Paris campuses. Its groundbreaking curriculum integrates traditional lectures and creative industry seminars, as well as a professional internship, thesis, direct experience in a developing market, and consultancy project for a corporate client.

The application process for the January 2018 intake of the MSc in Marketing & Creativity is now open!

Aimed at postgraduates holding Honours degrees in any discipline, the MSc in Marketing and Creativity course offers all the elements of a high-level MSc programme and an innovative approach which places creativity at its very core. Our graduates excel in their subsequent dynamic careers by learning to unleash the value of creativity both in themselves and in those around them.

The creativity element is infused throughout the MSc in Marketing and Creativity's 18-month programme and reflected in the illustrative cases and best practices from the creative industries. Specialist seminars on fashion, design, architecture, film, music, language, art, theatre and advertising are built in throughout thanks to our partnerships with UK and European beacons of creativity. Students benefit from studying in both London and Paris, two of the world's recognised centres of creative excellence, as well as from the support of the School's outstanding world-class faculty.

By pairing this unique focus with almost 200 years of expertise, we provide MMK students with one of the most striking, thought-provoking and – above all – career-broadening Marketing masters currently available.

Is our MSc in Marketing and Creativity right for you?

Yes, if you are a looking for:
-An accredited generalist postgraduate marketing programme that places the value of creativity at the centre of marketing practice
-A ground-breaking programme that brings together creative minds to teach a fresh approach to marketing
-A practical programme in which you launch your future career with support from a network of creative professionals
-An insightful programme based on decades of experience in teaching marketing at the postgraduate level by a world-class faculty
-An innovative programme that reflects the most up-to-date thinking in marketing so you can run ahead of the curve in this fast-changing field
-An international programme that brings together perspectives and experiences from across Europe
-A value-focused programme that lets you enhance your creative talents to develop outstanding skills and mindset for a successful marketing career

There are many Masters in Marketing out there, but there are none quite as innovative as ESCP Europe's MSc in Marketing and Creativity. We look forward to your application!

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The Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (the MICL) from City University London has been designed to give you the skills to turn ideas into action. Read more
The Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (the MICL) from City University London has been designed to give you the skills to turn ideas into action.

This dynamic course focuses on developing practical skills that will enable you to lead change in your organisation, develop skills as an entrepreneur and deliver innovation. The MICL is more than about learning how to be creative. On the course you will:

• Develop tools and leadership skills you need to successfully manage innovation projects and programmes and to fast-track your own career.

• Acquire practical skills in a wide range of creativity and innovation processes and techniques that you can use in your professional and personal life to deliver breakthrough solutions.

• Gain knowledge and skills for entrepreneurship so that you can harness the creativity of your colleagues, stakeholders and clients within and outside your organisation.

Innovation is key to companies competing in today's economic climate - which is perhaps why 79% of UK managers see innovation as very important. Do you have the skills needed to lead innovation in your organisation? Read about three of our MICL students Frank, Helen and Mila who have launched enterprising innovative new businesses.

PLEASE NOTE: there is a minimum requirement of three years of work experience for this programme.

Visit the website: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/courses/masters/courses/innovation-creativity-and-leadership/2017#courses-details=1

Course detail

The Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership offers a rare opportunity to study Innovation, Creativity and Leadership from a fully rounded, interdisciplinary perspective, learning from leaders in each of the disciplines.

Leadership is crucial in promoting innovative working. Innovation leaders need to be flexible, knowledgeable and be able to inspire people to follow them into the unknown. In this course you will:

• Explore innovation, creativity and leadership from five different disciplines and eight different viewpoints
• Learn how to overcome barriers to innovation so you can deliver change
• Gain practical skills to facilitate creativity
• Learn when to use different innovation tools in which situations
• Understand what elements foster a creative culture and what distinguishes creative organisations.

Format

The Masters consists of 8 core modules, each worth 15 credits, plus one dissertation project worth 60 credits.

Career opportunities

The Masters in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership (MICL) has been designed to:

• unlock career possibilities - and bring lifelong rewards through accelerated career progression
• have immediate impact on students' capabilities and hone existing skills
• help you build a diverse network of like-minded individuals - a rich source of ideas and mutual support.

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying-to-city

Funding

For information on funding, please follow this link: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support

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How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can companies encourage creativity among their employees?. Read more
How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can companies encourage creativity among their employees?

In any achievement domain, there is an increasing focus on the development, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. In this unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you will develop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurture talent and creativity in individuals and organisations across achievement domains. You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talent development and creativity, and you will be in contact with different organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouraging talent and creativity. As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a research project, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate the development of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domain that interests you most.

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This innovative programme explores how arts and creative enterprises work in theory and practice, as well as the impact they can have on individuals and communities. Read more

This innovative programme explores how arts and creative enterprises work in theory and practice, as well as the impact they can have on individuals and communities.

You’ll gain an understanding of the policy contexts of creative work, analyse and apply theories of art and culture and examine the cultural industries that comprise the arts, including theatre, performance, dance, opera, crafts, and museums.

Then you’ll choose from optional modules to focus on topics that suit your interests and career plans, such as arts management or culture and place, and investigate topics like audience engagement and cultural policy. You may even have the chance to undertake a placement or a consultancy project for an external cultural organisation.

You’ll be taught by leading researchers in a city with a diverse cultural landscape. Whether you’ve already started your career or see yourself moving into the sector, this programme will give you the knowledge and skills to support your ambitions.

On and off-campus, you’ll benefit from opportunities to get involved in various cultural activities. The School of Performance and Cultural Industries organises the annual Little Leeds Fringe Festival, a series of cultural events on campus giving you the chance to volunteer in the management and programming team. What’s more, you can join any of the student societies that run events, campaigns and productions throughout the year.

You’ll study in a city with a rich cultural life that’s also a hub for business and entrepreneurship – home to the Leeds International Film Festival and Leeds International Piano Competition, as well as a variety of galleries, museums, theatres and other cultural facilities. Our School also has good relations with cultural organisations in the region such as the BBC, Phoenix Dance Theatre, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds City Council, the National Media Museum and Opera North among many others.

Course content

Core modules in Semester One will lay the foundations of theprogramme. You’ll explore different theoretical approaches to understand therelationships between culture, creativity, and entrepreneurship, learning aboutcultural industries and how public policy impacts on cultural development.

To help you focus your studies in the areas that suit yourinterests and career plans, you’ll choose one of two optional modules whichallow you to specialise in either the relationship between culture and place ormanagement and leadership in the arts and cultural industries.

You’ll then choose another optional module to complement orbroaden your studies. You could focus on topics such as audience engagement orcultural policy, or you may be able to gain experience of consultancy workingin teams to complete a brief for an external organisation. If you select theCreative Work module, you could spend two weeks on a placement in a culturalorganisation as the basis of a small-scale research project.

Another core module that runs throughout the year willdevelop your understanding of research methods in the arts and culturalindustries. By the end of the programme you’ll demonstrate your skills andknowledge by completing an independent research project on a topic of yourchoice.

If you choose to study part-time, you’ll study over a longerperiod and take fewer modules in each year.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Research Project 60 credits
  • Theoretical Perspectives: Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship 30 credits
  • Research Perspectives (Culture, Creativity, Entrepreneurship) 30 credits

Optional modules

  • Individual Project 30 credits
  • Creative Work 30 credits
  • Performance and Collaborative Enterprise 30 credits
  • Arts Management and Cultural Leadership 30 credits
  • Cultural Policy: Models and Debates 30 credits
  • Critical Debates in Culture and Place 30 credits
  • Enterprise and Consultancy Practice 30 credits
  • Audience Engagement and Impact 30 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MA Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information on typical modules, read Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MA Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods to help you benefit from the expertise of our tutors. These include seminars, tutorials, group learning, fieldwork, lectures and practicals, depending on the modules you choose. Independent study is also vital as a chance for you to develop a range of skills.

Assessment

Depending on the modules you choose, you may be assessed by methods such as essays, presentations, reports and project work.

Career opportunities

You’ll gain a variety of in-depth subject knowledge from this programme, as well as valuable transferable skills such as cultural and social awareness, research, analysis and communication.

Graduates have pursued a range of careers that reflect this diversity. They’ve joined international consultancy firms and social enterprises as research associates, become project managers in arts and cultural organisations or worked as policy managers and advisers within cultural policy bodies. Others have gone on to work in public policy, urban regeneration, community development, teaching and more – and some have also set up their own businesses, either during or soon after the programme.

Many other graduates have continued with their research and progressed to PhD study.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.



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We teach the students the skills, work techniques, attitudes and behaviors necessary to become an . “allroad”. professional. Read more

We teach the students the skills, work techniques, attitudes and behaviors necessary to become an “allroad” professional.

The course Creativity and Innovation in the Kitchen is the Module 3 of the Master in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management (English).

Study plan

Creativity and Innovation in the Kitchen, 8 ECTS, 205 hours

  • Introduction to creativity
  • Experiences of innovation and future tendencies in the kitchen
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Master Sessions of Great Chefs and experts

Qualifcation

Completion of the module entitles students to the Specialized Diploma in Kitchen Creativity and Innovation by the University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Sant Pol de Mar.



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Our Arts, Business and Creativity MA provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who aspire to a variety of careers in a creative industry. Read more
Our Arts, Business and Creativity MA provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who aspire to a variety of careers in a creative industry.

The course was created in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries.

It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political and increasingly, international contexts. It provides you with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

The Arts, Business and Creativity MA has been developed in response to the increasing worldwide demand for creativity in practice from:
-Strategists
-Managers
-Entrepreneurs
-Government policy makers

What you'll learn

The course is for creative graduates who want to turn their artistic and creative talents to a viable career or business start-up. It will also suit those involved in developing and growing enterprises within the sector.

It has been designed specifically for individuals with some involvement in or experience of creative industries.

Your development

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
-Create business, marketing and promotional plans suitable for use within the creative industries
-Develop and apply advanced management tools and techniques to support profitability, sustainability and growth within the context of commercially creative work
-Demonstrate enhanced skills in decision-making and critical thinking
-Act autonomously in planning and implementing projects at a professional level
-Develop your strategic and creative thinking
-Recognise the need for change and the ability to manage this change
-Establish and manage a real-life business

Since entrepreneurship education needs to be experiential, there is a significant practical element to the course, including:
-Starting up an enterprise
-Acting as a consultant in a creative business
-Working with practitioners across the sector

Career focus

Key decision makers within business and government recognise the vital importance of the creative industries and the creative business sector in regeneration and the economic growth of regions and whole nations. Graduates in this field are very much in demand.

Graduates from the course have undertaken various roles including:
-Art Director
-Art Manager
-Marketing Manager
-Entrepreneur
-Social and Digital Marketing Manager
-Delivery

The course has been developed in conjunction with industry practitioners and is taught by a team of academics with strong links to regional organisations and extensive professional backgrounds in the business world.

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Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide. Read more
Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.

The course explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in organisations.

Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors. You will learn how to lead these organisations through innovative change.

If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. These include:
-Innovation consultancy
-Product development
-Management
-Business support

It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business.

The course benefits from strong links with university organisations that support entrepreneurial activity:
-The Open Lab researches human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and digital creative practice
-The Careers Service supports entrepreneurial activity among the student body

The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

What you'll learn

Throughout the course you will:
-Identify the fundamental features of enterprise development and entrepreneurship
-Identify the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformations
-Understand and analyse strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations
-Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to adopt strategic responsibilities in private and public sector organisations
-Acquire the knowledge and skills required for leading organisational transformation through innovation
-Develop an appreciation of developments in intellectual property rights and their management within a strategic framework

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
-Obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors
-Lead organisations through innovative change
-Demonstrate skills in strategy, creative, and critical-thinking
-Plan and implement research projects to a professional standard
-Deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills

Career focus

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, within established firms and start-up enterprises, including:
-Innovation Manager
-Managing Director
-Marketing Manager
-Business Consultant
-Project Manager

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The Advanced Master in Creativity & Marketing presents, discusses and teaches new marketing alternatives to the classic demand-based approaches. Read more

Programme overview

The Advanced Master in Creativity & Marketing presents, discusses and teaches new marketing alternatives to the classic demand-based approaches. It is a truly unique approach to marketing that focuses on the marketing of the future rather than taking the historical approach of other programmes.

Programme objectives

The Advanced Master in Creativity & Marketing will teach you how to understand and master the creative process. You will discover totally new marketing approaches which break free from the traditional models, as well as how creative industries create, manage and control markets. You will also learn how to become a ‘day-to-day idea generator’.

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

• Understand the creative process and apply it in a number of marketing situations
• Create and design innovative and attractive concepts that are adapted to new market conditions
• Use new marketing tools suited to new business dynamics
• Start a career in innovative businesses, communication agencies, new media companies, etc.

Job opportunities

After graduation, you will be able to seize job opportunities such as:

• Becoming a creative product, brand or advertising manager in a creative industry company or agency
• Launching your own start-up in marketing or communication services
• Joining a consulting company as a creative specialist

However, to successfully grow in your professional life and make the right choices for your career, it is fundamental to define your goals and have the tools to achieve them. The Solvay Brussels School’s career service will help you in building your career thanks to its strong connection with the business sector and to its dynamic team who will accompany each participant into the professional world. From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team will assist participants to realise their full potential. Through a wide range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help our participants to discover the career path best suited to their personal fulfilment.

Interested? Visit http://am.solvay.edu/creativity-marketing/

Application Deadline

July 31st 2017
Non-EU citizens shall check visa procedure and length before applying.

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An exciting new cross-disciplinary MA, which studies contemporary UK and international cities from socio-economic, cultural, theoretical and practical perspectives. Read more
An exciting new cross-disciplinary MA, which studies contemporary UK and international cities from socio-economic, cultural, theoretical and practical perspectives.

-Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
-Innovative, multidisciplinary programme taught by expert academics
-Links with leading arts, cultural and creative organisations locally, nationally and internationally
-Excellent pastoral and academic support
-Taught in Liverpool, one of the leading arts and cultural centres outside of London (European Capital of Culture in 2008, UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Through the course of your studies you will consider the importance of creative communities and leadership to the cultural and creative development of the urban environment.
You will gain an understanding of key urban theories, trends, policies and dynamics by drawing upon a range of contemporary local and global case studies to illustrate debates and policy responses. You will reflect on how urban images and identities are constructed and reconstructed, by whom and for what purpose, focusing on concepts such as city marketing, place identity, place brand and branding.

The programme will enable you to play a key role in developing approaches to study and knowledge application in the fields of creativity and culture in urban environment. Another aim of the programme is to develop graduates who have essential skills in research design, project management and relevant major quantitative and qualitative research methods. To examine how cultural policy fits with broader strategies for re-imagining and regenerating cities, you will use key skills to research and critically engage with the theories, principles, debates and intellectual paradigms that underpin the study of cities, culture and creativity. You will be expected to critically reflect on and communicate your research findings, knowledge and understanding throughout the degree.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study.

Understanding Cities: Theory, Culture and Social Change

Critically evaluate and understand the main contemporary debates about cities' economic and social importance and wellbeing

Research Methods: Cities, Culture and Creativity

Understand the respective strengths and shortcomings of different aspects of research design

Creative Communities

Evaluate and critically analyse the contribution of creative communities to culture led regeneration, social impact and health and wellbeing

Re-imagining Cities: Using Cultural Policy and Place Marketing

Understand and evaluate the role and contribution of cultural planning and projects to re-imagining cities and the positive and more problematic aspects of such relationships

Dissertation

Design and apply appropriate research methodologies to develop a dissertation in a complex and specialised area. You will be assessed on how well you communicate the results of your research project

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The MA Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment. Read more
The MA Education is designed to enhance your professional practice and help you make improvements which will make a positive difference either within the classroom or your particular work environment.

Highly flexible, it caters for educators with a diverse range of experience, development needs, and study requirements. It is suitable for teachers, those in leadership or policy-making roles, and other practitioners working in education or related settings.

Technology, Creativity and Thinking

Digital technology offers teachers new opportunities to help students learn and work together more effectively. Investigate how the teaching and learning needs to adapt to meet the needs of future learners. Explore new digital technologies and current approaches to teach creativity and thinking skills. This programme can be studied on campus or via distance learning.

The syllabus may include:

* Context and issues – emergence of digital technologies and new demands on learners and their implications for education: the changing role of the teacher

* Technology – how specific tools such as twitter, wikis, social media, blogs, multi- touch technology and gaming can support learning. Practical projects and peer review.

* Challenges – how to manage the dilemmas posed by new demands on learners due to a shift towards a global knowledge society

* Thinking skills – Learn to support the teaching of thinking skills; encourage creativity and group learning

* Future implications – providing teachers with the skills to anticipate and take advantage of the new technologies; how to adapt in the fast changing world of education

Modules

The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand, please see the website for a current list of modules available http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/education/educationma/modules/

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The MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity is the first postgraduate programme in the world for the scientific study of aesthetics and creativity. Read more

The MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity is the first postgraduate programme in the world for the scientific study of aesthetics and creativity.

At the intersection of the arts and the sciences, the programme introduces you to the psychology and the cognitive neuroscience of how humans generate new ideas, how we appreciate beauty, and how we form preferences.

Aesthetic and creative decisions are relevant in the visual and the performing arts, and in many applied and commercial contexts, ranging from clinical interventions to curating exhibitions, from dance choreography to marketing and advertising. Based in the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with Computing, Media and Communications and the Institute of Management Studies, the course builds critical knowledge, research and communication skills across the arts and the sciences, centred around two key topics: the psychological and brain mechanisms of making (Creativitiy) and appreciating (Neuroaesthetics) art. Conducting a research project with an interdisciplinary focus will prepare you for a research career in aesthetic or creative science, working in the creative industry, or to develop your artistic practice.

Goldsmiths is uniquely placed to offer this programme, with an internationally renowned reputation in the arts and the sciences. Existing courses combining art and psychology often have a largely therapeutic focus and rarely cover the psychology of aesthetic appreciation or creative cognition, in a broader profile. In contrast, business-oriented courses in marketing, advertising and consumer psychology often lack adequate scientific training in experimental psychology or cognitive neuroscience methods, which is required for a scientific approach to aesthetics and creativity. Optional modules based in the departments Media & Communications, Computing, and the Institute of Management Studies will complement and challenge the scientific perspective, acknowledging the richly diverse, unique and culturally-specific nature of human aesthetic and creative practice.



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The course has been developed in collaboration with employers to address the demand from government and industry for modern business leaders able to exploit creativity in business. Read more
The course has been developed in collaboration with employers to address the demand from government and industry for modern business leaders able to exploit creativity in business. The course develops creative design literate engineers, scientists and management postgraduates. It is suitable for graduates from a variety of disciplines who recognise the importance of how creative practice and process can improve product and service development. The aim of this Master of Design (MDes) programme in Innovation and Creativity in Industry is to equip candidates with skills and capabilities in, and knowledge of, fact-based creative design approaches to improve organisation effectiveness. The programme has been developed in conjunction with the University of Arts London (UAL) through the Centre for Competitive Creative Design.

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This programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work. Read more
This programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work.

It makes the most of the unrivalled resources of Shakespeare’s Stratford and involves expert tuition from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Library of Birmingham. The programme is particularly enhanced by the Institute's collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), offering unique and extensive opportunities to work on its premises with RSC artists.

This programme will attract aspiring academics, actors, writers, directors, arts administrators, as well as anyone with a lively interest in Shakespeare.

This programme brings together academic, theatrical and civic interests in Shakespeare and creativity, generating a comprehensive and forward-looking conversation about what Shakespeare is and can be in today's world.

You will produce traditional academic essays as well as creative work, all of which will explore Shakespeare’s potential in the modern world. You will make new creative work with and at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and benefit from unique and exciting access to the RSC's studio theatre, The Other Place.

You will study four core modules:

Shakespearience
Shakespeare and Theatre Practice (formerly Shakespeare and Creative Practice)
The Shakespeare Ensemble
Shakespeare and Society

You will also choose two optional modules from a range of Shakespeare Institute modules, and complete the MA with a 15,000-word dissertation. For your dissertation, you will have the chance to work intensively on an RSC project at The Other Place theatre.

Shakespearience and optional modules are each assessed by one 4,000-word essay; Shakespeare and Theatre Practice is assessed by either two performance assignments and a 2,000-word research paper, or a 4,000-word research paper; Shakespeare Ensemble and Shakespeare and Society both combine shorter written assignments with creative work.

You will also attend weekly Thursday Seminars at the Shakespeare Institute (term-time only), which feature papers presented by a range of established visiting scholars as well as Institute and University of Birmingham staff.

About the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

"Welcome to the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, in the College of Arts and Law. This is one of the largest Schools in the College, and variety is our watchword. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country. Our research expertise is equally diverse, and we welcome students and researchers from all over the world." - Professor Andrzej Gasiorek, Head of School.

We particularly encourage creative thinking, with a range of pioneering programmes including Masters opportunities in Creative Writing, Film and Television and Shakespeare and Creativity. Our creative offerings are also strengthened by the development of our Department of Film and Creative Writing – established in 2015 – which has opened up exciting new opportunities for postgraduates to benefit from synergies between the two fields.

Our well-established Departments also provide an excellent environment for postgraduate study. The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts has a highly respected national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are also one of the leading centres for the postgraduate study of English in the UK, spanning language and literature. The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in this field.

We are also proud to be home to the world-renowned Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon. Situated within walking distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace, school and grave, and the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the Shakespeare Institute offers postgraduate students and scholars an academic experience unrivalled by any other university.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. Read more
This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. We will be examining learning in different locations, both in and out of school. We will think about what counts as text and literacy, the nature of authorship, and the kinds of cultural practices that take place in different places and spaces.

The MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning is aimed at:

primary and secondary teachers with interests in literacy, English studies, media, drama and creative arts
arts and creative practitioners with an interest in learning and education
recently qualified teachers with an M-level PGCE, who subject to approval may be able to carry over 60 M-level credits

The course will be taught by a team who have recognised expertise in teaching and research into creative practice and creative pedagogies, literacies and media production. They have strong links with national and local arts organisations, educational facilities and schools and will draw on these for outside speakers and workshop leaders.

Innovative Features

As well as developing academic and intellectual skills, the programme will develop practical skills including the promotion of creative approaches to pedagogy. The course will offer opportunities for you to develop your own creative capacities both as individuals and through collaboration, producing texts appropriate to different contexts of practice and using various media.

Opportunities for practice-based placements in schools and/or community-based projects will be available.

Approaches to assessment will encourage the submission of practice-based portfolios alongside more traditional, academic essay-based approaches.

As well as appealing to a wider constituency, the programme is designed as a subject-based route of progression for former PGCE students in English studies and the arts holding up to 60 M-level credits.

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Suitable for both poets and critics alike, the programme provides workshops and training for poets, alongside a critical grounding that facilitates further study of creative writing (poetry) at PhD level. Read more
Suitable for both poets and critics alike, the programme provides workshops and training for poets, alongside a critical grounding that facilitates further study of creative writing (poetry) at PhD level. It also provides specialist academic study for graduate students who wish to focus on poetry criticism at MA level and beyond, introducing them to the major poetry traditions of Ireland, Britain, and the US in terms of their formal properties and their critical, social, intellectual, and political contexts.

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