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Creative Practice (MA)

Duration: 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

The MA by Creative Practice provides an exciting course bringing together a vibrant mix of diverse subjectivities including Fine Art, Design, Drama, Dance, Performance Studies and Music; which is open to graduates from the UK and abroad.

The course is designed to suit both students progressing directly from undergraduate studies and also for more established creative professionals wishing to update and reinvigorate their practices.

The MA is comprised of both formally taught modules, delivered by a wide range of creative staff and practitioners; and an individual programme of practice and research negotiated with an appropriate subject specialist who acts as practice supervisor. The programme is facilitated by well equipped studios, practice and performance spaces supported by enthusiastic technical support.

There is strong emphasis on independent learning requiring personal responsibility, reflection and evaluation as well as ample scope for the dissemination of research outcomes in PGR Forums and in appropriately professional standard spaces within, and beyond, the university.

Applicants must be highly motivated with a strong desire to develop intellectually as well as developing an imaginative, thoughtful and exciting body of work. 

For further information download the MA Creative Practice leaflet. 

Key Information

Location:                Creative Campus
Course: Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Full or part time
Start date: September entry only

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page.

Award MA although PGCert/Dip is also available.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The programme consists of six taught modules, three of which are theoretical and formally timetabled, the other three taught through tutorial contact with your allocated supervisor. Each module is assessed and a total of 180 credits is required to graduate with the MA (although earlier successful exit points can result in the award of a Diploma or Certificate qualification).

Assessment will include practical outcomes (such as exhibitions, performances and presentations), written assignments and other supporting professional practice.

BCPM006 - Creative Practice Research Methodology

This module presents students with key examples of Practice as Research methodology and discusses the development of their major projects. Throughout the module, students develop a portfolio of work which records their progress as researchers, building towards their final body of work, together with their Creative Research Statement and Conference Presentation. Its goal is to guide students through the process of academic research, in which they accrue knowledge of Practice as Research within the arts and expertise in managing their own independent research project.

BCPM007 - Perspectives on Creative Practice

The module consists of a series of core lectures reflecting a range of discourses and aspects of practice relevant to the contemporary milieu. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives it seeks to provide a series of lenses through which creative practice can be perceived, reflected on and given impetus with reference to contemporary practice including colleagues and visiting academics and creative practitioners.

BCPM008 - Professional Creative Practice

The module provides a focus for professional practice as it relates to creative practice. It will provide an opportunity for advanced reflection on the relationship between production and consumption of cultural artefacts and events and encourage students to prepare themselves for the professional world. The module will broadly outline the key contexts of both documentary methodology and dissemination, allowing the students then to develop a framework for the presentation of their practice. Content will therefore include key introductions to website design, photographic archiving, publication, use of social media or emerging virtual platforms, networking and database membership, conferencing and applications to funding mechanisms.

BCPM009 - Exploratory Creative Practice

The module consists of a series of tutorials with the student, initially to agree a robust creative research area, subsequently to provide a critical dialogue, creative encouragement, professional advice and technical assistance.

BCPM0010 - Developmental Creative Practice        

This module follows on from the Exploratory Creative Practice module and builds on it to develop the substantial focus of the creative work proposed.

The module places an increasing emphasis on self-direction supported by the accompanying negotiated bi-weekly tutorials.

BCPM011 - Advanced Creative Practice

This Advanced Creative Practice module builds upon the Exploratory and Developmental modules and represents the culmination of the creative output of the student. It supports the contextualisation, realisation, appraisal and dissemination of the practice to a mature public facing and professional level.

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in the subject to be studied. 

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have one or more of the following qualifications;

  • IELTS 6.5 (No individual score lower than 6.0), TOEFL ibt 87 - With a minimum of 18 for reading and 17 for writing
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test 567 - With a minimum of 53 for reading and 55 for writing
  • Pearsons Test of English Academic 59 - Including a minimum of 59 in reading and writing, and no individual score lower than 5 

For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Teaching & Research

The Creative Campus is the city-centre home of creative and performing arts subjects such as Fine Art, Design, Dance, Drama & Performance Studies and Music. The site houses theatres and performance spaces as well as art and design studios and practice spaces. The Creative Campus contains two historic Grade II Listed buildings and a modern hall of residence offering self-catering en-suite accommodation for up to 180 students along with the newly built Capstone building, a £6 million centre for Music, Performance and Innovation, opened in March 2010, providing additional facilities including the 300 seat contemporary Hope Theatre. The site has been continuously developed since Liverpool Hope purchased the former St Francis Xavier school building in the 1990s. Since then, the University has invested £34 million in the creative and performing arts campus. The site includes a Refectory and two Cafes, a reading room, computer suits and a subject specific library.

The state-of-the-art facilities include two theatres, three dance studios, a popular music basement, a three electroacoustic studio workstations, an eight-channel surround sound electroacoustic studio, 2 music technology laboratories (8 and 12 unit) and an industry standard recording studio all equipped with Macs, and studios for painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and textiles along with significant investment in computers and related software including, Adobe CS6, CorelDraw, SolidWorks and digital output including Mimaki Textile Printers, Laser Cutters and 3D Printing. All technical areas are supported by full-time and graduate technicians. A gallery space and display cabinets also invigorate exhibitions and feedback on outputs.

All six modules are taught within the Creative Campus at Hope’s Everton site. The three practice modules are taught through individual tutorial contact with a subject specialist. The three theoretical lectures are taught in lecture rooms within the Cornerstone building. Students’ practice generally takes place in their own subject workshops, studios, performance spaces, theatres, music suites, dance studios, reading rooms, library and IT suites, within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. On occasions, collaboration with outside organisations, facilities, performance spaces, galleries and industry may be appropriate.

All staff teaching on the MA by Creative Practice are professional practitioners in their respective disciplines and their research interests reflect this.

Recent research practice outputs include;

Drama, Dance and Performance

Visiting Professors include;

Multi-award winning playwright, John Godber; internationally-renowned theatre and opera director, Patrick Mason; Professor of Theatre Development (University of Winchester), Tim Prentki; Professor of English and Comparative Studies (University of Southern California), David Lloyd; and Director of The Pinter Centre, Robert Gordon. - See more at:

http://www.hope.ac.uk/dramadanceandperformance/#sthash.i1qgzn56.dpuf

Information relating to Drama, Dance and Performance subject staff and their research interests and outputs can be found at;

http://www.hope.ac.uk/dramadanceandperformance/

Fine and Applied Art

Visiting Professors include;

Appointment pending. 

Information relating to Fine and Applied Art subject staff and their research interests and outputs can be found at:  www.hope.ac.uk/fineartanddesign/

Music 

Visiting Professors include;

Internationally acclaimed pianist Prof. Joanna MacGregor OBE -  www.hope.ac.uk/staff/macgrej.html

Musicologist, editor and archivist Prof. John Milsom - www.hope.ac.uk/staff/milsomj.html

Musicologist, composer and internally-leading Vivaldi scholar and expert Prof. Michael Talbot - vivaldinew.homestead.com/files/TALBOT_PROF_MICHAEL_CV_.pdf

Information relating to Music subject staff and their research interests and outputs can be found at www.hope.ac.uk/music/

Employability

The course provides a firm foundation for diverse careers opportunities and provides a broad range of transferable skills. Hope masters graduates have gone on to a variety of careers, as practitioners, in creative administration, in further research and into academic posts. Hope’s Careers and Employability Service as well as subject staff can assist in your career planning along with the career information presented within the Professional Practice module of the MA itself.

The following research topics were undertaken on the MA by Creative Practice recently;

Christina Coleman (Fine Art) - A practice-led investigation into formal issues within painting in response to observations of figurative isolation.

Natasha Alexander (Dance): - A practice-led investigation into the changing historical and cultural relationship between men and dance.

Jason Dy (Fine Art) - A practice-led investigation into community and studio-based responses to changing religious and cultural circumstances, locations and events.

Sorchia Frith and Edward Morgan (Drama) - A practice-led investigation into the generation of a radical performance practice dealing with notions and histories of Utopia in everyday lived experience.

Ana Garcia Cabrera (Design) - A practice-led investigation into the viability of proposed designs for contemporary hospital gowns for children.

Sinem Semercioglu (Design) - A practice-led investigation into product applications of modified cast polyester inspired by the topology of natural phenomena.

Nathan Stanton (Fine Art) - A practice-led investigation into the effect of monochromatic painting techniques on notions of identity.

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

The MA by Creative Practice provides an exciting course bringing together a vibrant mix of diverse subjectivities including Fine Art, Design, Drama, Dance, Performance Studies and Music; which is open to graduates from the UK and abroad.

The course is designed to suit both students progressing directly from undergraduate studies and also for more established creative professionals wishing to update and reinvigorate their practices.

The MA is comprised of both formally taught modules, delivered by a wide range of creative staff and practitioners; and an individual programme of practice and research negotiated with an appropriate subject specialist who acts as practice supervisor. The programme is facilitated by well equipped studios, practice and performance spaces supported by enthusiastic technical support.

There is strong emphasis on independent learning requiring personal responsibility, reflection and evaluation as well as ample scope for the dissemination of research outcomes in PGR Forums and in appropriately professional standard spaces within, and beyond, the university.

Applicants must be highly motivated with a strong desire to develop intellectually as well as developing an imaginative, thoughtful and exciting body of work. 

For further information download the MA Creative Practice leaflet. 

Key Information

Location:                Creative Campus
Course: Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Full or part time
Start date: September entry only

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page.

Award MA although PGCert/Dip is also available.

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The programme consists of six taught modules, three of which are theoretical and formally timetabled, the other three taught through tutorial contact with your allocated supervisor. Each module is assessed and a total of 180 credits is required to graduate with the MA (although earlier successful exit points can result in the award of a Diploma or Certificate qualification).

Assessment will include practical outcomes (such as exhibitions, performances and presentations), written assignments and other supporting professional practice.

BCPM006 - Creative Practice Research Methodology

This module presents students with key examples of Practice as Research methodology and discusses the development of their major projects. Throughout the module, students develop a portfolio of work which records their progress as researchers, building towards their final body of work, together with their Creative Research Statement and Conference Presentation. Its goal is to guide students through the process of academic research, in which they accrue knowledge of Practice as Research within the arts and expertise in managing their own independent research project.

BCPM007 - Perspectives on Creative Practice

The module consists of a series of core lectures reflecting a range of discourses and aspects of practice relevant to the contemporary milieu. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives it seeks to provide a series of lenses through which creative practice can be perceived, reflected on and given impetus with reference to contemporary practice including colleagues and visiting academics and creative practitioners.

BCPM008 - Professional Creative Practice

The module provides a focus for professional practice as it relates to creative practice. It will provide an opportunity for advanced reflection on the relationship between production and consumption of cultural artefacts and events and encourage students to prepare themselves for the professional world. The module will broadly outline the key contexts of both documentary methodology and dissemination, allowing the students then to develop a framework for the presentation of their practice. Content will therefore include key introductions to website design, photographic archiving, publication, use of social media or emerging virtual platforms, networking and database membership, conferencing and applications to funding mechanisms.

BCPM009 - Exploratory Creative Practice

The module consists of a series of tutorials with the student, initially to agree a robust creative research area, subsequently to provide a critical dialogue, creative encouragement, professional advice and technical assistance.

BCPM0010 - Developmental Creative Practice        

This module follows on from the Exploratory Creative Practice module and builds on it to develop the substantial focus of the creative work proposed.

The module places an increasing emphasis on self-direction supported by the accompanying negotiated bi-weekly tutorials.

BCPM011 - Advanced Creative Practice

This Advanced Creative Practice module builds upon the Exploratory and Developmental modules and represents the culmination of the creative output of the student. It supports the contextualisation, realisation, appraisal and dissemination of the practice to a mature public facing and professional level.

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in the subject to be studied. 

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have one or more of the following qualifications;

  • IELTS 6.5 (No individual score lower than 6.0), TOEFL ibt 87 - With a minimum of 18 for reading and 17 for writing
  • TOEFL Paper Based Test 567 - With a minimum of 53 for reading and 55 for writing
  • Pearsons Test of English Academic 59 - Including a minimum of 59 in reading and writing, and no individual score lower than 5 

For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Teaching & Research

The Creative Campus is the city-centre home of creative and performing arts subjects such as Fine Art, Design, Dance, Drama & Performance Studies and Music. The site houses theatres and performance spaces as well as art and design studios and practice spaces. The Creative Campus contains two historic Grade II Listed buildings and a modern hall of residence offering self-catering en-suite accommodation for up to 180 students along with the newly built Capstone building, a £6 million centre for Music, Performance and Innovation, opened in March 2010, providing additional facilities including the 300 seat contemporary Hope Theatre. The site has been continuously developed since Liverpool Hope purchased the former St Francis Xavier school building in the 1990s. Since then, the University has invested £34 million in the creative and performing arts campus. The site includes a Refectory and two Cafes, a reading room, computer suits and a subject specific library.

The state-of-the-art facilities include two theatres, three dance studios, a popular music basement, a three electroacoustic studio workstations, an eight-channel surround sound electroacoustic studio, 2 music technology laboratories (8 and 12 unit) and an industry standard recording studio all equipped with Macs, and studios for painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and textiles along with significant investment in computers and related software including, Adobe CS6, CorelDraw, SolidWorks and digital output including Mimaki Textile Printers, Laser Cutters and 3D Printing. All technical areas are supported by full-time and graduate technicians. A gallery space and display cabinets also invigorate exhibitions and feedback on outputs.

All six modules are taught within the Creative Campus at Hope’s Everton site. The three practice modules are taught through individual tutorial contact with a subject specialist. The three theoretical lectures are taught in lecture rooms within the Cornerstone building. Students’ practice generally takes place in their own subject workshops, studios, performance spaces, theatres, music suites, dance studios, reading rooms, library and IT suites, within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. On occasions, collaboration with outside organisations, facilities, performance spaces, galleries and industry may be appropriate.

All staff teaching on the MA by Creative Practice are professional practitioners in their respective disciplines and their research interests reflect this.

Recent research practice outputs include;

Drama, Dance and Performance

Visiting Professors include;

Multi-award winning playwright, John Godber; internationally-renowned theatre and opera director, Patrick Mason; Professor of Theatre Development (University of Winchester), Tim Prentki; Professor of English and Comparative Studies (University of Southern California), David Lloyd; and Director of The Pinter Centre, Robert Gordon. - See more at:

http://www.hope.ac.uk/dramadanceandperformance/#sthash.i1qgzn56.dpuf

Information relating to Drama, Dance and Performance subject staff and their research interests and outputs can be found at;

http://www.hope.ac.uk/dramadanceandperformance/

Fine and Applied Art

Visiting Professors include;

Appointment pending. 

Information relating to Fine and Applied Art subject staff and their research interests and outputs can be found at:  www.hope.ac.uk/fineartanddesign/

Music 

Visiting Professors include;

Internationally acclaimed pianist Prof. Joanna MacGregor OBE -  www.hope.ac.uk/staff/macgrej.html

Musicologist, editor and archivist Prof. John Milsom - www.hope.ac.uk/staff/milsomj.html

Musicologist, composer and internally-leading Vivaldi scholar and expert Prof. Michael Talbot - vivaldinew.homestead.com/files/TALBOT_PROF_MICHAEL_CV_.pdf

Information relating to Music subject staff and their research interests and outputs can be found at www.hope.ac.uk/music/

Employability

The course provides a firm foundation for diverse careers opportunities and provides a broad range of transferable skills. Hope masters graduates have gone on to a variety of careers, as practitioners, in creative administration, in further research and into academic posts. Hope’s Careers and Employability Service as well as subject staff can assist in your career planning along with the career information presented within the Professional Practice module of the MA itself.

The following research topics were undertaken on the MA by Creative Practice recently;

Christina Coleman (Fine Art) - A practice-led investigation into formal issues within painting in response to observations of figurative isolation.

Natasha Alexander (Dance): - A practice-led investigation into the changing historical and cultural relationship between men and dance.

Jason Dy (Fine Art) - A practice-led investigation into community and studio-based responses to changing religious and cultural circumstances, locations and events.

Sorchia Frith and Edward Morgan (Drama) - A practice-led investigation into the generation of a radical performance practice dealing with notions and histories of Utopia in everyday lived experience.

Ana Garcia Cabrera (Design) - A practice-led investigation into the viability of proposed designs for contemporary hospital gowns for children.

Sinem Semercioglu (Design) - A practice-led investigation into product applications of modified cast polyester inspired by the topology of natural phenomena.

Nathan Stanton (Fine Art) - A practice-led investigation into the effect of monochromatic painting techniques on notions of identity.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

t: +44 (0) 151 291 3111

e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Award Co-ordinators

Dr Richard Hooper

e: hooperr@hope.ac.uk 

and

Dr Gary Anderson

e: andersg@hope.ac.uk

Department: Fine and Applied Art

Start date: September

How to Apply