Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Creative Practice

This course is designed for professional practitioners, recent graduates and professionals who wish to update and re-establish their own personal development; it is based on an individually negotiated programme of practice and research rather than a pre-arranged programme of teaching; there is a strong emphasis on supervised independent learning, personal responsibility, reflection and evaluation; it is a practical course for the practical student.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd 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 Master's award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on major project: developed under supervision.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Creative Campus Liverpool L6 1HP North West

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Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0151 291 3111