Embarking on a creative career is tough, even if you're brim-full of talent and enthusiasm. The industry may be thriving right now but that means competition for work is high and chances for new entries to the area are limited in a cut-throat market.
There are plenty of ways that you can gove yourself a better chance at landing that dream career move – a top-notch portfolio, work experience, word-of-mouth – but perhaps none are better than a postgraduate qualification in a creative subject. And that's where Portsmouth University comes in.
If you're thinking about creative study, why not head to a brilliantly creative city by the sea? Portsmouth University's Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) offers a suite of creative postgraduate courses to help give you a head start in the creative industries. These are:
- MA Photography
- MA Data Visualisation Design
- MA Fashion and Textiles
- MRes Creative Industries
- MA Graphic Design
- MA Illustration
And there is no time like the present to apply!
Portsmouth University's CCI courses can be delivered either full-time of part-time, allowing you the flexibility to gain a creative qualification in your own time. The faculty connects you to a wealth of traditional and digital specialist resources including screen printing, letterpress, relief printing and traditional photographic darkrooms as well as laser cutting, 3D printing, large format printing, digital fabric printing and a digital darkroom.
At CCI you will be working with academic staff with industry knowledge and experience, including Dr Marius Kwint who offers interdisciplinary research combining art and science.
Students also get the opportunity to engage with internationally renowned visiting speakers and practitioners – a recent visitor to the faculty was celebrated performance artist Stelarc who shared his extraordinary experiences and ideas with the students.
Portsmouth University postgraduates also have the opportunity to make an impact on the creative community – a recent example of this has been the Mail Art project. Portsmouth's facilities are second-to-none, with access to the Eldon Production Centre, print workshops, Wacom computer set-ups, specialist studios, a hardware loan store and art supplies shop – as well a skilled tutors in a variety of disciplines.
So if you want to study within an intellectually challenging and productive research community in an inspiring coastal city, apply to Portsmouth University now!