Undergraduate 

Creative Arts & Industries MA

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This new undergraduate programme will offer you a unique opportunity to engage creatively and critically with all the artistic fields covered by the School of Culture and Creative Arts: film, television, music, theatre, art and design and digital media.

You will develop the industry awareness, collaborative skills and reflective practice needed to work in the cultural and creative industries.

Digital technologies are reshaping the way that culture is produced, distributed and consumed.

Such developments are not new, but the rate of change, the pervasive nature of digital technology and the importance of cultural industries in our economies and societies mean that these changes are having very wide-ranging social effects.

Traditional questions of how culture is made, by whom and under what conditions remain, as does the question of who benefits - but they are being asked in a new environment.

  • September start
  • Session dates
  • Creative Arts & Industries MA: W370 4 year degree

Programme structure

This programme will equip you with the skills to navigate this new environment by providing:

  • A wide-ranging understanding of cultural forms and practices. We draw on a range of cultural fields: not limited to media; and this familiarity with specific cultural forms, the links between them and the way they are changing, is a distinctive element of the programme.
  • An overview of policy, markets and industrial structure that enables you to see your particular passion in a wider social context.
  • A focus on the ethics and politics of cultural production. The cultural industries are one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, but they are marred by inequalities and exclusions. This programme will give you both an awareness of these issues and the skills to change them.
  • Practice-based and collaborative learning.
  • An international approach rooted in a local context.

The structure for this programme is still in development. Possible courses on this programme may include:

Year 1

  • Introduction to Creative Practice
  • Introduction to Creative Industries

Year 2

  • Cultural Analysis and Creative Practice
  • Working in the Creative Industries 1

In years 1 and 2 you will also study other subjects, see Flexible degrees.

Years 3 and 4

  • Applied Cultural Analysis
  • Working in the Creative Industries 2
  • Interdisciplinary Creative Practice
  • Applied Cultural Analysis 2

You will also produce a dissertation, either on a research topic of your choice, as part of a collaborative placement project or as an independent creative project.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Entry requirements

for entry in 2022

Summary of entry requirements for Creative Arts & Industries

SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)

  • AAAAA Higher or AAAA Higher+B Advanced Higher (BBBB S5 minimum for consideration)
  • Additional requirements: Higher English and a Higher Humanities subject.

SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by end of S5 or S6)

  • MD20 – BBBB (also other target groups*)
  • MD40 – AABB*
  • Additional requirements: Higher English and a Higher Humanities subject. Successful completion of Top-Up or one of our Summer Schools.

* See Access Glasgow for eligibility.

A-level Standard Entry Requirements

  • AAB – BBB
  • Additional requirements: one A-level Humanities subject.

IB Standard Entry Requirements

  • 36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL)
  • Additional requirements: HL English and HL Humanities subject.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

English language requirements

Subject to confirmation for 2022 entry

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ib, my best or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

PTE (Academic)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Undergraduate degree from English speaking country (including Canada if taught in English)
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from English speaking country
  • Undergraduate 2+2 TNE degree taught in English in non-English speaking country
  • Masters degree from English speaking country
  • Masters degree (equivalent on NARIC to UK masters degree) taught in English in non-English speaking country.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's School of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact External Relations

If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:


Visa requirements and proof of English language level

It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements.

For further information about English language, please see School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study.


Career prospects

The programme offers you several opportunities for practical engagement with creative and cultural organisations, enabled through a series of external partnerships, with a grounding in critical thinking and theory.

Glasgow is the creative hub of Scotland, with opportunities to work with production companies, theatre companies, digital agencies, museums, galleries and cultural institutions.

The programme aims to produce graduates equipped with the skills and knowledge to work constructively, creatively, flexibly and ethically in the cultural and creative sector or in the cultural and creative wings of organisations in other sectors.

Degrees and UCAS codes

When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:

MA

Creative Arts & Industries: W370 (4 years)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

Scholarships

The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That's why we've invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

How to apply

Full-time students must apply through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). 

SQA applicants who are eligible for our Widening Participation programmes are encouraged to participate in one or more of these programmes, including Summer School, to support your application and the transition to higher education.

International students to Arts, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Science, and Social Sciences can also apply using The Common Application: however, if applying to more than one UK university, we recommend using UCAS. Applications to Dentistry, Education, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine must be made through UCAS.

Application deadlines

  • 15 October: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or also applying to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 26 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website).
  • 30 June: international (non-EU) students

We do not usually accept any applications after these deadlines.

It's your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your application before submission. Requests to correct application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

Apply via UCAS

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