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Arts and Creative Technologies (by negotiated study)

Design your own Masters

Negotiate an MA or MSc unique to you

Perfect for your development

Tailor to your specific professional development needs

Industry-level supervision

Learn from a diverse range of expertise

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Choose another study option
Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
13 January 2020
21 September 2020
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Do you have a creative project but can’t see a course to meet your professional goals? With this flexible option you can design your own Masters degree.

This is a unique course where you decide the focus and subject of your postgraduate studies in the diverse area of arts, humanities and creative technologies. 

Your overall project or research focus could be around developing a book or film, compiling a portfolio for a specific job or work towards an exhibition. You can follow a passion or expand on your work experience or undergraduate work. 

A Masters award will demonstrate your skills and commitment, which will help to validate funding bids or impress an employer. You’ll benefit from connecting with other creatives as well as upskilling in a specific area of work.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Arts and Creative Technologies (by negotiated study)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Arts and Creative Technologies (by negotiated study)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Arts and Creative Technologies (by negotiated study)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Arts and Creative Technologies (by negotiated study)

Course content

There are two core modules where you’ll design your learning contract and learn about research methods. Everything else is chosen by you.

Armed with your proposal we will find you a subject-specific mentor, who will help you put together a Learning Contract, which is your own bespoke course design, which will allow you to complete your project.

You can use your own experience and interests to explore a subject through work-experience. You can also use the resources of the faculty –whether it be teaching and research expertise or workshop facilities – to help you. You even pick your own title for the course.

There are two core modules where you’ll design your learning contract and learn about research methods. Everything else is chosen by you.

Armed with your proposal we will find you a subject-specific mentor, who will help you put together a Learning Contract, which is your own bespoke course design, which will allow you to complete your project.

You can use your own experience and interests to explore a subject through work-experience. You can also use the resources of the faculty –whether it be teaching and research expertise or workshop facilities – to help you. You even pick your own title for the course.

There are two core modules where you’ll design your learning contract and learn about research methods. Everything else is chosen by you.

Armed with your proposal we will find you a subject-specific mentor, who will help you put together a Learning Contract, which is your own bespoke course design, which will allow you to complete your project.

You can use your own experience and interests to explore a subject through work-experience. You can also use the resources of the faculty –whether it be teaching and research expertise or workshop facilities – to help you. You even pick your own title for the course.

There are two core modules where you’ll design your learning contract and learn about research methods. Everything else is chosen by you.

Armed with your proposal we will find you a subject-specific mentor, who will help you put together a Learning Contract, which is your own bespoke course design, which will allow you to complete your project.

You can use your own experience and interests to explore a subject through work-experience. You can also use the resources of the faculty –whether it be teaching and research expertise or workshop facilities – to help you. You even pick your own title for the course.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Approaches To Flexible Learning 15 credits
Negotiated Project 1 30 credits
Negotiated Project 2 30 credits
Negotiated Study Masters Project 60 credits
Option By Negotiated Study (30) 30 credits
Research Methods Seminar 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

You’ll normally need a 2:1 Bachelor degree or above. However, we’ll consider suitability for a Masters course based on experience and working practice. 

You’ll normally need a 2:1 Bachelor degree or above. However, we’ll consider suitability for a Masters course based on experience and working practice. 

You’ll normally need a 2:1 Bachelor degree or above. However, we’ll consider suitability for a Masters course based on experience and working practice. 

You’ll normally need a 2:1 Bachelor degree or above. However, we’ll consider suitability for a Masters course based on experience and working practice. 

Facilities

Careers

The award will open the door to creative opportunities depending on the area of interest followed. For example: 

  • Creative writing
  • Careers in media practice
  • Publishing
  • Designer makers
  • Community practitioners 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You’ll have a designated subject-specific supervisor throughout the course. The research methods module is taught alongside other students. 

You’ll have a designated subject-specific supervisor throughout the course. The research methods module is taught alongside other students. 

You’ll have a designated subject-specific supervisor throughout the course. The research methods module is taught alongside other students. 

You’ll have a designated subject-specific supervisor throughout the course. The research methods module is taught alongside other students. 

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Your formal assessments could include essays, virtual presentations or critical reviews.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Your formal assessments could include essays, virtual presentations or critical reviews.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Your formal assessments could include essays, virtual presentations or critical reviews.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Your formal assessments could include essays, virtual presentations or critical reviews.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you online with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision and assessment skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do or through a weekly discussion board.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do or through a weekly discussion board.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do or through a weekly discussion board.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do or through a weekly discussion board.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

For the course starting on 13 January 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,620 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 21 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,850 per course
International (Non-EU)
£14,500 per course

For the course starting on 13 January 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,620 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 21 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,850 per course
International (Non-EU)
£14,500 per course

For the course starting on 13 January 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,803. per year of study

For the course starting on 21 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,915 per year of study

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

Our students

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Dawn Critchley
Specialism: Surface Pattern Design

The feeling that you’ve achieved something that you’ve written and directed at your career makes it feel even more valuable than if you go through something a bit generic and you’re following the process of other people.

about
Heidi Jackson
Specialism: Surface Pattern Design

I could specialise in what I wanted to do. The support from the supervisors was amazing because they were really knowledgeable on what I wanted to achieve.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Full-time
13 January 2020
Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Full-time
21 September 2020

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Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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