Glyndwr University

Design Interdisciplinary Practice MA

Our MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices develops your professional practice while engaging with the hybrid nature of art and design in contemporary culture. You will apply art and design methodologies to challenge conventional viewpoints. A multidisciplinary team of expert staff encourages you to work across mediums, processes and working methods (such as photography, installation, print, digital media, sculpture, illustration, curatorial practice, textiles, drawing, sound, graphic design, site-specific art, participatory arts or 3D design).

This stimulating course offers you an education in contemporary art and design from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will be supported as creative individuals from a range of tutors and practitioners, with the aim of pushing your existing practice in new directions. The course helps you develop a wider contextual understanding of your practice, while gaining strong research skills in order to develop interdisciplinary projects underpinned by contextual and theoretical debates.

You will be encouraged to develop independent study in relation to different cultural perspectives and a range of contemporary art and design practices, such as fine art, curation, visual communication, fashion, product and interior design.

Key course features

  • This programme has been developed to respond to the changing face of design, and incorporates the collaborative interdisciplinary practice from WGU researchers into socially engaged practice.
  • Our staff will support and encourage you to find internships and work placements with local and regional organisations.
  • You will learn creative management techniques and important business principles to underpin your creative and imaginative progress, and to help prepare you for a successful career after the course is completed.
  • Your learning will include understanding and engaging with contemporary practices, issues, technologies and exhibits.
  • You will become part of our vibrant international creative community, with staff committed to nurturing your potential, ready for you to take your talent to the next level.
  • Our professionally active staff will transform your learning, using their own knowledge and experience of participating and engaging in expositions, industry related events, conferences and publications. The research activities of our team are close to the curriculum and encourage innovative practice and professional networking.

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in  relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

This programme will equip students with many employable skills to enable them to pursue successful careers in the creative industries, working in art and design interdisciplinary practices as varied as:

  • Art and Science Collaborative Projects
  • Ceramic Studios
  • Educational Organisations
  • Graphic Design Companies
  • Game Art Studios
  • Exhibitions
  • Festivals and Public Speaking
  • Further Research and PhD study

Course Details

Students will study four core modules each worth 30 credits, followed by a final design project worth a total of 60 credits.


Engagement, Immersion and Practice
Creative Research Methods
Transitional Skills
Transdisciplinary Practice
Thesis and Masters Design Exposition

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