Creative Arts and Industries

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


You will develop the industry awareness, collaborative skills and reflective practice needed to work in the cultural and creative industries. The way that culture is produced, distributed and consumed is changing. Such developments are not new, but the rate of change, the pervasive nature of digital
technology and the importance of cultural industries in our economies and societies mean that these changes are having very wideranging social effects. Traditional questions of; how culture is made, by whom and under what conditions remain, as does the question of who benefits – but they are being asked in a new environment. This programme will equip you with the skills to navigate this new environment.

Year 1
You will study Introduction to creative practice; and Introduction to creative industries. You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2.

Year 2
In year 2 you will study Cultural analysis and creative practice; and Working in the creative industries 1.

Years 3 and 4
If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4), you will study Applied cultural analysis; and Working in the creative industries 2; plus a range of options from across the school and college, such as
Interdisciplinary creative practice; Practice at the edge; Digital art and performance; Genders; Ethics & activism; Creative cities and places; Festivals.

In the final year, you will undertake independent research resulting in a written dissertation on a topic of your choice, as part of a collaborative placement project or as an independent creative project.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus Highers at AAAA (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including English and a humanities subject.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB including English and a humanities subject. Completion of pre-entry programme.

Start Date





MA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Arts


School of Culture and Creative Arts

SCQF Level