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This is a unique programme of study that responds to emerging practices that work across diverse disciplines in the creative arts, humanities and physical and social sciences.
The programme is predicated on the understanding that the convergent nature of information and communication technologies has facilitated the adoption of methods from across disciplines, but recognises that practitioners often require a deeper appreciation and experience of such methods to assure their ability to undertake such practice.
The programme also recognises that potential students may have completed their initial studies in an academic domain and seek to situate that subject knowledge within creative practice.
We normally expect students to enter with at least a 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK. The subject discipline is not as important as aptitude for critical thinking and commitment to interdisciplinary study.
In special cases equivalent experience may be considered as an alternative for part or all of the requirement. Prospective students might have had experience as creative practitioners beginning to engage interdisciplinary working methods or have completed study in a specific subject and now seek to apply that knowledge through creative practice.
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We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.
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Based in a lively studio environment, drawing on resources within the University and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), the programme introduces students to a wide range of disciplines and associated methods within a critical framework that encourages reflective experimentation.
Students are encouraged to work autonomously and collaboratively and are offered the opportunity to study with others in subject specialisms from across the rich and diverse courses offered by the University and ECA. This provision is negotiated with the prospective student from the outset to ensure an appropriate fit and the viability of the overall programme of the student's study.
Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and practice based studio activity.
Projects encourage original thinking and independence achieved within a framework of individual and collaborative creative practice.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014