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Birmingham City University: Creativity, Making and Innovation Practice

Institution Birmingham City University
Department School of Games, Film and Animation
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught


MA Creativity, Making and Innovation Practice is a creative, future-thinking Masters course. It is designed as a multi-disciplinary practice-based programme that combines creativity, innovation, technology and enterprise.

Addressing challenges on a range of societal issues, you will research and develop concepts and prototypes. Working collaboratively, in an open lab environment, you will be supported by technical and innovation experts. Students on the course will apply their previous experience in creative, artistic, design, making, engineering or computing backgrounds.

The emphasis in this course is on the application of creative thinking to technology in the development of innovation concepts. You will work collaboratively across disciplines, supported by lecturers, technical and enterprise specialists to develop working prototypes, service designs and business concepts.

Teaching will be through workshops, masterclasses from subject experts, tutorials and technical instruction. During the course you may, depending upon your project and availability be given access to facilities at BCU’s innovation space, STEAMhouse. These include rapid prototyping and manufacturing such as CNC, laser cutting, 3D printing, metal work and print technologies. At the end of the course, participating teams will produce working prototypes and demonstrate how these will be taken to market.

The Creativity, Making and Innovation Practice Masters will bring opportunities for employment in innovation in areas that include; technology start-ups, the creative industries, innovation teams in global businesses and governments or NGOs.


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