Setting the Stage - MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries

This creative masters degree is for people who want to enhance their expertise in a particular field of creative practice, whilst developing those key professional and employability skills needed to succeed.

What’s it all about?

Put simply,  it’s all about you! This course allows you to explore and develop your own creative practice, projects that demonstrate your passion, style and skill.

You will work alongside our experienced and talented staff who work in and have professional links to the performing arts and creative industry, such as theatre productions in and around Greater Manchester and the North West.

Our approach utilises academic study, creating a truly rounded individual with the skills and drive to enter the competitive creative industry. Examples include:

  • Learning about the important concepts and theories relevant to the wider creative industry, as well as specific to your area of interest
  • Employability and transferable skills that relate to both your master’s degree and working life including problem-solving, research, presentations, communications, project management and many more

Becoming a specialist

This unique degree at the University of Bolton stands out because you can tailor it to the individual discipline, or multiple disciplines in areas such as art & design, writing, theatre, performing arts, production and more.

This will allow you to leave the course with a specific degree title and receive more valuable, life-changing learning on the subjects that matter to you.

Helping your future

For those who wish to go into practice-based vocations, such as the performing arts, media, events and visual effects, this is the perfect master’s degree for you.

It may be you already work in performing arts or write content and want to build on this experience by improving your knowledge and academic skills. No matter the reason for joining us, you will develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed in one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK.

The benefits of choosing the University of Bolton

We’ve been voted in the Top 5 for Teaching Quality in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), and for the past three years our students have voted us No.1 in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021,2020 and 2019) so you can apply today with confidence!

We believe in delivering an experience to remember, as well as one that sets you on the path to realising your dreams.

The University of Bolton is based in Greater Manchester, the largest creative hub outside of London, with over 500 cultural organisations. You will have a fantastic network of support to tap into during your course and build the connections needed to join the industry.

To find out more go to our MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries course page.


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