MA Art & Design: Creative Technology is a practice-based programme
focusing on the creative employment of technology. The programme’s
innovative feature is to explore the boundaries between new media,
sound and visual arts, industry, design and computer technology
– which are dissolving as a result of digital technology.
The course aims to bring together a broad range of graduates from
a variety of different backgrounds. The philosophy of this programme
in Creative Technology is expressed through the following features:
the various approaches, methods and issues related to media arts,
digital technology and industrial and creative practice.
specific skills in a number of areas, including creative thinking,
research methods, virtual environments, visualisation, multi-media,
interactivity and social networking.
the ability to think dynamically and creatively, and act originally
through theoretical concepts and creative practice.
the expertise to focus on a specific avenue of interest, carry
out enquiries and experiment, produce pioneering projects or realise
innovative creative solutions.
current programme modules:
brief chat with Award Leader, Prof. Paul Sermon to find out what
the Creative Technology course at the University of Salford is about,
who it's for, what projects students work on and what students go
on to do upon graduating.
is offered as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time Master’s.
While it is considered a taught programme, the curriculum is increasingly
self-directed as the year progresses, enabling students to explore
a range of diverse interests, culminating in the development of
a unique topic of study in their final term. The first semester
is aimed at developing new skills (PG Certificate), the second at
exploring and refining those skills in a personally-defined project
(PG Diploma), and the third in developing reasoned connections to
realise a coherent creative piece which is at, or defines, the cutting
edge of creative expression with emerging technologies (MA). The
programme seeks to engender in students a grounded understanding
of various approaches, methods and technology issues related to
industrial and creative practice.
The MA Art
& Design: Creative Technology is a modular programme, consistent
with the University’s postgraduate modular scheme. Available
with either full- or part-time attendance, the programme comprises
three 15-week semesters or six15-week semesters, to be undertaken
within one or two years respectively.
One: October to February
Two: February to June
Three: June to September
regularly visits exhibitions and shows related to the course content.
Recent visits to Liverpool's FACT centre, Manchester's Cornerhouse,
the URBIS and the Transmediale festival in Berlin have formed an
integral part of teaching and discussions about recent trends and
and researchers are invited to demonstrate their projects and investigations,
giving students an insight into state-of-the-art techniques, artistic
strategies and creative methodologies. The guests demonstrate their
own work and are available to discuss the students' work in progress.
run by lecturers allow students to participate in high-profile international
arts events and get in touch with international artists and critics.
In particular, telematic events, web-based work and projects in
collaboration with partner universities prepare students for personal
exchange and knowledge dissemination. ...................................................................................................