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MA Arts and Creative Technologies (By Negotiated Study)

Staffordshire University

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).


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


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.


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
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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
2 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time