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Course summary

This one-year master’s in Creative Industries will enable you to develop a solid foundation in your chosen specialism of either Film, Music or Digital Media Production. The course is designed for students wishing to work in the UK’s rapidly-growing creative industries sector, including areas such as media research, cultural heritage and arts management. This is a flexible postgraduate programme with pathways in Film, Music, and Digital Media Production, and a final project which can be focussed either towards research or creative practice. The degree includes optional live projects, giving you opportunities to work directly with external businesses to deliver professional creative projects. These live projects are enabled by our student-led agency, Brookes Creative.


All students on the MA in Creative Industries take the following modules:

  • Research Skills & Methods
  • Dissertation or Creative Project
  • Critical Practice 1 (options in Film, Music or Digital Media Production)
  • Critical Practice 2 (options in Film, Music or Digital Media Production)
- Creative Practice (e.g. Live project)

Assessment method

Assessment tasks may include written research assignments, video essays, group projects and reflective logbooks of experiential learning. Feedback is crucial for students development and most assignments build in opportunities for you to discuss your work (e.g. research seminars, proposals, idea pitching sessions).

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or higher in an arts or humanities subject. Students with degrees in STEM or social science subjects such as computer science or business studies may be considered, but will be required to attend an interview to discuss their motivations for applying for the course or submit a portfolio of work which demonstrates their critical engagement with the creative industries (e.g. a film review). APEL applications will be encouraged for students with extensive professional experience. If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements: minimum 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking) if you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8700 Year 1
Scotland £8700 Year 1
Wales £8700 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Industries at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS