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MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries

MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Multimedia (Design) Art Studies Performing Arts (General) Film / Video / Television Production Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The MA Learning & Teaching in the Creative Industries is perfect if you’re looking to enter into a teaching career for the first time. It’s also the ideal choice if you’re an experienced educator wanting to broaden your knowledge and skills within the field of creative arts education at Further Education and Higher Education levels.

You’ll engage in critical and collaborative development as a creative educator and improve your skills and agency as a teacher, as well as literacy in educational research.

The MA programme will take a person-centred approach and include a balance of expert tuition, experiential workshops and self-guided study. You will learn to analyse your key interests, beliefs and values to expand knowledge in areas such as:

  • Learning and teaching practices
  • Instructional and curricular design
  • Assessment and feedback practices
  • Learning theory and psychology
  • Creative and experiential approaches to learning
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Critical theory and education in society
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Leading and innovating in education

This MA is offered in two distinct pathways:

The ‘Early Career’ pathway: designed for early and pre-career teachers

The ‘Early Career’ pathway focuses on developing your own practical and reflective skills within the classroom. It includes the introductory module, ‘Teaching, Learning and Assessment’, for which no prior teaching experience is required.

This pathway is offered both full-time over one calendar year (three semesters) and part-time over two calendar years.

The ‘Experienced Educator’ pathway: designed for qualified teachers or those with over three years’ teaching experience

You’ll expand upon what you already know and complete the programme with deeper theoretical and pedagogic knowledge. You’ll also explore new practices in innovation, curriculum-making and leadership.

Because our flexible MA courses provide an educational experience that works around you, this pathway is offered part-time over two calendar years so that you can continue with your day-to-day profession.

You will be required to complete four modules for both of the MA pathways. And your MA programme will culminate in one of two ways:

A research dissertation that discusses and explores a chosen area of academic interest or professional practice.
An Action-Research Project where you will identify and improve upon a specific area of your own professional practice. You’ll also undertake a practicum of teaching and placement opportunities. Please note that you’ll be offered a placement opportunity if you are not currently working within education.


Graduates will be qualified to work as teaching practitioners, administrators and leaders in creative arts institutions at Further Education and Higher Education levels. They will also be able to use the course to further self-employed careers such as one-to-one teaching, creative workshops, curriculum consultation or developmental coaching.

Different course options

Full time | BIMM Institute Brighton | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module supports you in developing short-courses and curricula. You will look at a variety of methods and orientations to curriculum design, including examining digital and blended learning approaches applicable to courses on and offline, as well as managing individual and collaborative learning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A good degree (normally 2.2 or above) in a creative industry related subject or significant professional experience in the creative arts/industries.

University information

BIMM Institute is the largest music college in Europe and one of the leading providers of cutting-edge music education. The Institute has recently launched two new innovative and flexible postgraduate degrees – designed to increase the employment potential of graduates in industries such as academia and education and music research: MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries MA Popular Music Practice There are eight...more