This innovative course is designed for teachers of creative and media subjects, at all levels in schools, further education and higher education. It is also suitable for those in relevant educational support and development roles who want to develop their knowledge and skills in one or more creative media disciplines. MA Creative & Media Education aims to provide you with knowledge and skills relating both to current debates and practices in the creative industries, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The course consists of regular individual tutorials, both face-to-face and online, as well as one intensive, two-day residential each term. The residentials typically feature master classes with leading figures from media education, together with skills workshops, enabling you to produce a range of learning resources for the classroom, and to develop your skills in areas such as interactive media (Flash, Dreamweaver), design (Photoshop, InDesign) and broadcast production (camera, editing).
We are looking for teachers, college lecturers, and others in relevant educational support and development roles, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills. If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.
Industry: This unit aims to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the current state of the creative and media industries, and is informed by analysis of the evolution of the industry, identifying key events which led to change whilst considering the impact of these changes on audience behaviour, distribution practices and production processes today. In doing so, you will also critically examine the impact of your new knowledge on your teaching practices. Some recent topics explored through this unit include: digitalisation, creativity, a teaching guide to media regulation and being creative within copyright law.
Production practice: This unit will give you the opportunity to produce a media artefact and to contextualise this experience within your own teaching practices. Some recent topics explored through during this unit include: a video introduction to realism in computer games and postmodernism in action.
Pedagogy: This unit will require you to identify and critically evaluate emerging issues in the teaching of creative and media subjects. You will develop your ability to apply and extend your knowledge of relevant pedagogic theory through the evaluation of appropriate literature and through action inquiry or another appropriate research methodology. Some recent topics explored through during this unit include: Pedagogy, validity of peer and self-assessment processes and immersive learning project.
Major Project Validation and Defence: This unit will require you to identify and describe an area of your own professional practice which you consider to be problematic, and to research good practice and likely future developments in that area. Some recent topics explored through during this unit include: promoting creativity in media studies and across the curriculum and a mobile learning strategy for CAD Software training.
Exhibition: The aim of this unit is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of current developments in media pedagogy, your ability to research and implement solutions to current problems, and in particular your ability to identify, research and provide solutions to significant future challenges. You will communicate this through an exhibition presented to a selected audience of peers and other stake holders. The exhibition will enable you to demonstrate and reflect upon the significant learning journey you have undertaken. Some recent topics explored through during this unit include: putting theory into practice in a virtual learning environment, creative and media education and exhibition: immersive and participatory learning
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