Creative Technologies MA

Our MA Creative Technologies course is an opportunity to design your own project to explore, based on your area of interest within the creative technologies. The aim of this degree is to promote research and innovation in the use of creative technologies, enabling you to take the next exciting step in your career.

This course is delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU). Your degree will be delivered at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (NTU's Creative Quarter Campus) and NTU's City Campus, and validated by NTU.

Who is this course designed for?

The course is suitable for graduates from BA or BSc courses in a related area, such as (but not limited to) music technology, film production, TV production technology, music performance, games production, games art, VFX technology production and, live and technical events.

It's also suitable for professionals working within creative technologies, who aspire to senior management positions. Our part-time route will be delivered predominantly outside of core working hours, helping you balance the demands of work alongside postgraduate study.

Why study this course?

Study at our brand-new, multi-million pound campus, right in the heart of Nottingham. Our postgraduate students benefit from bespoke study space and an access all areas swipe pass. You'll be the first to use many of our facilities as we open our new campus developments, including our Digital Media Hub and Contemporary Music Hub, in the autumn.

Benefit from small study groups with a dedicated postgraduate academic team. Your course leader will work closely with you to help develop your unique personal project, supported by a framework of taught content to extend your knowledge and understanding of creative technologies research. Significant support is in place to support students returning to higher education after a significant break, or pursuing study for the first time.

Graduate with a degree that reflects your career aspirations and personal specialism: an MA (Master of Arts) or MSc (Master of Science). Although the course is taught, the elements of personalisation will enable you to have significant input into your course content. You'll graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience relevant to your personal career.

Benefit from Confetti's partnership with Nottingham Trent University. You'll have full student access to NTU facilities including the modern Boots Library at the City Campus, as well as membership to the Students' Union. You'll also have access to The Hive, NTU's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, supporting students wishing to start their own businesses.

Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies belongs to the Confetti Media Group, a group of five creative industry companies including a film and post-production agency, a TV station, an artist management agency, a creative working space provider, and a furniture design and manufacturer. You'll be learning in a creative and professional environment, with the opportunity to immerse yourself within the businesses of Nottingham's Creative Quarter, cultivating networking and collaborative opportunities.

Take part in Confetti's Industry Week, a series of over 70 workshops, lectures and masterclasses featuring some of the biggest names in the global creative industries, including representatives from PlayStation, Radio 1, Sky, Rockstar Games, Glastonbury Festival, Deepsilver Dambusters and Sumo Digital.

Should I apply for the MA or MSc Creative Technologies degree?

By offering the MA or the MSc, we're offering you the option to select which course aligns best to your previous area of study, and your speciality within the discipline. For example, it's expected that a BSc Music Technology student would normally choose MSc Creative Technologies, and a Music Performance student would normally choose the MA Creative Technologies. A student with a technological focus to their project would be advised to choose the MSc and a student with an art and design focus would be advised to pursue the MA.

If you'd like further advice before submitting an application, please get in touch with our course leader, Dr Lindsay Davies:, who can advise on your specific interests and requirements.

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Entry Requirements For This Course

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution, in a related subject. Related subjects include (but are not limited to), music technology, film production, TV production technology, music performance, games production, games art, VFX technology production and, live and technical events.

Mature students with at least 3 years industry experience are also welcome to apply.

Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard. Eligibility will be determined by means of an interview.

Applicants who have been taught and assessed in languages other than English should have an English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

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