Delivered by expert practitioners and aimed at graduates from various disciplines and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance. This programme equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.
About the programme
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.
The Pg Diploma and Masters programmes offer 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.
There are three stages:
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits):
Core modules (20 credits each at SCQF 11 unless otherwise noted) include:
• Creative Skills 1 – introducing new creative skill areas in short creative projects
• Critical Media Contexts – an essential overview of contemporary critical debate
• Creative Media Practice – intensive CPD workshops with reflective analysis
Students choose one option including:
• Motion Graphics (SCQF 10)
• Producing for Film & Television (SCQF 10)
• Producing Factual Formats (SCQF 10)
• Writing the One Act Play (SCQF 10)
• Music Film and Sound Aesthetics (SCQF 10)
• Podcasting and New Media (SCQF 10)
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits):
• Creative Skills 2 – a placement in the screen and broadcast industries and/or work on a professional project
• Collaborative Project – a previous venture won the 2013 BAFTA New Talent Award
• Research: Critical Development – introduction to research methods associated with creative practice and preparation of a creative research proposal
- MA (180 credits):
A substantial practice-led research project, e.g. production of a feature screenplay, a documentary or digital media project. Previous successful Masters creative projects include an e-publishing project for fairy stories which was subsequently funded by Creative Scotland.
Our Careers Adviser says
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.
In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check http://www.saas.gov.uk
for 2016/17 loan info.
Accreditation by Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for Creative Media, has led to the creation of the UWS Creative Media Academy. Operating across our campuses and through the UWS Glasgow Creative Enterprise Cluster, the Academy offers:
• A wide range of practice-led programmes
• First-rate facilities including an £81million investment in our new campus at Ayr
• Teaching in skills which are in demand by the creative industries
Our vibrant research culture spans a wide range of areas, including:
• providing advice on the cultural and educational aspects of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games
• student and industry collaboration on the creation of transmedia projects that offer real research and development potential and generate new online experiences for mobile and tablet users
• practice-led research in popular music, theatre, broadcasting and the visual arts
• new media art, ethics and emerging media technologies
• collaboration with leading arts festivals and venues including CCA Glasgow and Film City Glasgow
• creative writing for fiction, film, theatre and TV, working with leading broadcasters and arts companies
• cultural policy, cultural practice and cultural economy in Scotland and Europe, from small island communities to large urban areas
• participatory arts and media practice, community regeneration and public art
• journalism, politics and media representation
• the future of journalism and social media
• independent film and new media