In today's rapidly evolving creative and cultural industries, there is a growing need for talented producers who can apply their ideas and skills across existing and emerging platforms, and technologies to produce new kinds of experience design.
The MA/MFA Creative Producer degree will develop your creative leadership potential. You will become equipped to work at the crossover between creative practice and emerging technologies, managing multiple platforms and interdisciplinary teams.
As part of a dynamic partnership with Bristol's Watershed, the course is hosted by the Pervasive Media Studio and UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre. You will realise your potential as a creative producer in this unique research and development space where artists, engineers, academics and designers work together to develop innovation.
All students will have the opportunity to gain real world experience as an assistant producer on an eight week placement during the course.
Several live projects have been agreed with our placement partners. These include some of Bristol's most exciting cultural organisations and providers. Throughout your placement, you will be supported by faculty staff.
The course provides an immersion into the world of creative innovation. It is the UK's only Masters course focusing on the use of digital technologies at the interface of physical design and traditional art forms.
You will develop vital practical skills such as bidding, pitching, project management, and social media management. There is also significant emphasis on the key personal development aspects of becoming a producer: collaboration, talent development, ideas development, imagination, resilience, judgement and risk management.
Industry experience is a key component of the course, and we will support you in working alongside experienced producers on live projects. You will work directly with experimental technologies, have placements in some of Bristol's most exciting cultural organisations and companies, and build a portfolio of your own work. You will take the role of lead producer on one of your own projects by the end of the degree.
The course will be delivered with an equal split between practical and analytic learning with the option to study part-time or full-time.
The teaching schedule features a minimal amount of set classroom time, a number of intensive workshop sessions and a high degree of self directed study. Together with online support, it is designed with the flexibility to integrate around working life.
We use a variety of assessment tools during the course, with an emphasis on report writing and presentations. These offer a robust and compelling way to track your development while giving you the chance to refine the evaluation and communication skills that are relevant to the real world.
How to apply
Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx
- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –
The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.
Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.
More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx
An honours degree in a related subject area is required, but applicants with substantial relevant professional experience will also be considered.Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview (telephone interviews will be conducted for international applicants).Candidates will be expected to have some demonstrable experience of work in the cultural industries and/or with creative technologies. This experience could be in any role and may be as an intern, as a volunteer or in a professional capacity.Candidates will be encouraged to bring documentation of any projects they have been involved with to discuss at interview.