University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Creative Media

The programme will provide students with the practical, technical, theoretical and applied knowledge suited to flexible skills development needed within the dynamic and fast changing media economy. The programme is aimed at arts graduates and mid-career professionals who are seeking to further their practice and has a clear trans-media focus, supported with a wealth of academic and technical expertise from 5 key creative fields: Film, graphic design, illustration, photography and digital art and games design. This interdisciplinary ethos is a defining feature of the programme, allowing students to develop creative projects laterally across course areas. Alternatively, creatives wishing to specialise chiefly in one area have the option of working towards a named award (e.g. MA Creative Media: Film). Postgraduate students have full access to the audio visual technical team and industry standard facilities at the Brampton Road campus, including; fully equipped Macintosh and PC computer labs carrying design and multi-media software and hardware, digital video production and editing suites, motion capture technology and a television studio with a full lighting rig and multi-camera set-up.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures. Each application is assessed individually on its own merit and is subject to an interview with portfolio or showreel (where appropriate).

Course modules

Modules include: Creative media in context; transdisciplinary materials & processes; enquiry and professional practice; media narratives; creative practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Reflective essays; presentations; portfolio of exploratory work; research blog; formulation of creative brief.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 750 per Single module (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 1,750 per Single module (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brampton Road, Carlisle Carlisle CA3 9AY North East

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Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144