MA Creative Media Practice

MA Creative Media Practice

Masters degree in communication design

ISCA is working in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS),UK to deliver the Postgraduate Program of MA Creative Media Practice. The students who completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts & Design are eligible for getting an entry in to the advanced level of MA Creative Media Practice program.The Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts & Design is a Postgraduate Diploma of ISCA recognized by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), UK. Upon the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma; students can transfer 120 Credits to the MA Creative Media Arts Program and graduate with the University of the West of Scotland by achieving another 60 Credit by doing a Master’s Creative Project.


The programme is aimed at graduates and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills and explore and consolidate their creative identity across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance.

The master’s is delivered by expert practitioners, and will equip you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, the chance to build a portfolio, and essential practical skills. The MA also provides a solid foundation in practice-based research and an effective platform for pursuing further academic study at doctoral level.

Our course structure allows you to gain a personally tailored skill set, a detailed awareness of the fusion of creative, cultural, technological, social and political forces within the creative industries sector and screen and broadcast industries, and a deep understanding of the theories which underpin these areas.

Course Details

Following the diploma level taught modules, the 60 credit Master’s Creative Project gives you the opportunity to complete a sustained piece of professional creative work such as a feature-length documentary, a piece of creative writing, a multimedia product, an exhibition or a performance.

Throughout the course, you will gain the critical awareness, creative focus and contemporary production skills necessary to advance your career. Through a wide range of guest lecturers and industry mentors you will be exposed to experienced creative media practitioners and professionals

Course Structure

The student has to complete the Master’s Creative Project (core, 60 credits). There is a new strand within the programme focusing on multiplatform/ cross-media development and production (for broadcast and transmedia), starting in Creative Skills Development with the opportunity to carry this through to the final Master’s Creative Project.

Course Prospects

Graduates in Creative Media Practice have found roles such as independent producer, scriptwriter, TV development producer, documentary-maker, digital media producer/developer, artist filmmaker, motion graphics designer and as media or arts practice teachers and lecturers.

UWS graduates have gained positions with the BBC, independent production companies, Toronto Film Festival, community media organisations, theatre companies (e.g. Gaiety Theatre, Ayr – learning resource co-ordinator), and with media or arts departments in various universities and colleges. Others have developed successful freelance careers in creative sectors such as photography,
media and arts practice, and several have set up creative media businesses.

Entry Requirements

The students who completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts & Design are eligible for getting an entry in to the advanced level of MA Creative Media Practice program.