Our Postgraduate framework of design courses has been specially designed to allow students from different disciplines, background and cultures to come together, share teaching and learning experiences and explore thier creative identities through dialogue and practice.
Your studies will be project-led and developed through researching, designing, producing and communicating through presentations and exhibitions of your work.
You can specialise in graphics, illustration, interaction, interior design, jewellery and metalwork, packaging, product and furniture, fashion and fashion management & communication, where you will be supported by lecturers who are specialists with extensive industry experience.
Many of our lecturers started thier own careers as art or design practitioners, creative professionals, leaders and managers, and bring with them an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skill that contributes to your period of study with us.
On our Fine Art courses, all students are encouraged to create experimental and innovative works and to engage with the critical context of ′art in our time′. Dialogue with peers, practicing artists and structured teaching throughout the course enables students to identify thier practice within the wider field of fine art to acheive new goals, develop networks and find new inspirations to enrich thier creative ambitions.
For much of the time MA and MFA Art and Design students study together, however the MFA project requires students to develop professional skills that help identify, instigate, and deliver projects with external partners, such as communities, galleries or businesses; students find a project partner, agree a brief and then deliver the project to a professional standard.
There are opportunities for postgraduate Art and Design students to work on research and practice based projects in partnership with our staff, research centres, our award winning design consultancy, or external partners such as galleries, businesses, local governement, non-governmental and non-profit making organisations and associations, including charities, voluntary and community groups, cooperatives and hospitals.
In the Department of Media Arts and Communication we offer a range of exciting postgraduate courses that support students through advanced study that preparesyou for a career in thier chosen creative field.
Each course has been carefully designed with the necessary subject-specif core content while, at the same time, offering the flexibility needed to enable you to pursue your own individual interests. Our courses are delivered by industry professionals in well-equipped studios, editing suites, labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
Media students enjoy strong links with the film, animation and games industries and a wealth of other organisations in the media, arts and creative sector. This means that you often benefit from direct experience of thier chosen industry so by the time you leave us, you are already working as a professional in your relevant media field.
Architecture offers professionally accredited routes through both Architecture and Architectural Technology.
The MArch in Architecture is a unique RIBA/ARB validated course that provides exemption from RIBA Part 2, built around an innovative structure that allows students to work in practice alongside thier Part 2 study.
This course creatively explores the role of architecture as a socially and environmentally sustainable practice with which to design spaces, buildings and cities for an increasingly uncertain future. Across a range of design-based, technical, social and environmental modules, you will explore the potential of a socially and physically sustainable approach to design, architecture and urbanism.
The MSc in Technical Architecture is a CIAT accredited course that provides an advanced level of study in contemporary technical, environmental and professional issues for architecture. You work on design-led projects focusing on the creative and technical consideration og architecture, and carry out a range of applied projects to develop professional skills.
The course is versatile in its teaching approaches and provides educational and professional development opportunities for a range of applicant profiles. These include UK and international students with architecture, construction or environment related degree qualifications and mature applicants with a proven track record in practice.
You are taught by an expert team of staff that includes experienced architectural, digital and environmental practitioners and academics. We also have teaching links with leading consulting engineers such as ARUP and Price and Myers.
Our MA Creative Writing enables you to take your creative practice to the next level, culminating in a sustained, independent project.
Some of our most successful students include best-selling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka, T S Eliot prize short-listed poet Frances Leviston and Radio 4 and BBC TV scriptwriter Sharon Oakes.
If you are not able to commit to the whole course, you can aply to take a single module and the credit you gain will count towards the full MA if you choose to pursue this at a later date.