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Course content

Our MA Creative Media Practice is ideal for those from various disciplines as well as industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across: 

  • Film 
  • Digital 
  • Media 
  • Photography 
  • Writing 
  • Performance

Delivered by expert practitioners, our MA Creative Media Practice course equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.

Our course structure allows you to gain a personally tailored skill set, a detailed awareness of the fusion of creative, cultural, technological, social and political forces within the Creative Industries Sector and Screen and Broadcast Industries, and a deep understanding of the theories which underpin these areas.

Placement Opportunities

The course offers work-related learning through the module Creative Skills 2, either as a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project.

Course Details

Our Creative Media Practice course is a progressive suite of innovative postgraduate courses designed for practitioners and new entrants to the Creative Industries including Media and Screen and Broadcast.

Our course provides both a sound academic context and an exciting creative space within which to explore interfaces between ideas and creative practice and professional production. You will receive a unique blend of: 

  • Creative development 
  • Cutting-edge critical research 
  • Applied screen practice
  • Broadcast practice 
  • Creative industries practice

You will gain the critical awareness, creative focus and contemporary production skills necessary to advance your career paths. Through a wide range of guest lecturers and industry mentors you will be exposed to experienced Creative Media practitioners and Creative Industries professionals from both within the staff of the School of Media, and industry mentors.

Teaching & Assessment

Our course delivery makes use of a range of teaching and learning methods which include: 

  • Lectures including guest lectures 
  • Screenings 
  • Demonstrations 
  • Tutorials/seminars 
  • Group and individual project work
  • Personal research 
  • Small group teaching and group project work 
  • E-learning (VLE) 
  • One to one interaction 
  • Production practice 
  • Field work 
  • Peer learning through discussion of colleagues work 
  • Independent learning

Learning and teaching strategies will be geared towards the following learning processes:

  • Awareness raising and knowledge acquisition
  • Conceptual and critical understanding 
  • Creative media practice experience, and critical reflection

Career Prospects

Graduates have found roles such as independent producer; scripwriter; TV development producer; documentary maker; and digital media producer/developer. 

For graduates of of design for the moving image, careers include artist filmmaker and motion graphics designer.


Visit the Creative Media Practice - MA page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

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