You’ve chosen your career. Now take it to the next level. The Build Your Own MA: Professional Media Practice is an exciting course that offers you a range of learning modules to suit your individual circumstances and career goals. These modules provide highly specialised yet flexible training for both experienced and aspiring media professionals.
Build Your Own MA: Professional Media Practice modules provide industry-focused and flexible training for staff and freelancers with experience in the creative media industries.
All of these media short modules provide continuing professional development and offer postgraduate credits towards an award. You can take them individually or in combination to build towards a recognised qualification, ranging from a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma to an MA/MSc.
You can also take these modules as a means to gain new knowledge and skills without submitting an assignment for credits.
The Build Your Own MA: Professional Media Practice is designed to meet rapidly evolving skills needs in the media industry and to respond to demand for continuous professional development that count towards a recognised, postgraduate qualification. The MA/MSc Professional Media Practice is delivered by industry professionals with appropriate expertise, together with experienced academics.
Each module will normally involve a two-day intensive learning session or short course at Ravensbourne
on a Friday and Saturday. You will also carry out further online assignments and work based projects that can be completed normally within seven to twelve weeks as this will allow you to manage your learning journey in a way that most suits your learning objectives, and individual career or business needs.
The assessment and accreditation is designed to enable you to demonstrate that you are operating at postgraduate level, and as such have the capability to lead change and innovation in your area of media practice.
You will negotiate the assignment topic with your course tutor, enabling you to fashion the outcomes of your study to suit your needs.
Often an assignment will be a case study or a project from the workplace produced using a variety of media, including written reports, videos, websites, animation and/or photography.
Far from being all theory-based, these media short courses have been specifically designed with industry to develop your high level skills alongside specialist knowledge and an understanding of the changing landscape of contemporary media practice, resulting in a postgraduate qualification.
Our requirements are flexible as we recognise that students embark on this course for different reasons: some are already experienced in the digital media industry whilst others are considering a change of career direction. You can take a single module, or embark on a number of modules in order to achieve an award: PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits), or MA/MSc (180 credits).
Please see individual module descriptions for fees.