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Plymouth College of Art: Creative Education: Making Learning

Institution Plymouth College of Art View institution profile
Department Critical and Cultural Studies
Telephone 01752 203434
Study type Taught


The MA Creative Education: Making Learning is a crucible for open inquiry through arts education, that places making at the gravitational centre of learning. It explores the permeable structures and transformational agency of creative learning, across a range of educational paradigms, societal and cultural contexts.

Ethos Emerging from the progressive continuum that the college has developed with its sponsorship of Plymouth School of Creative Arts (PSCA), the MA Creative Education: Making Learning is oriented towards experimental developments in arts and pedagogy, especially those that propose new ways of thinking about the agency of individuals, groups and institutions. Within the creative arts, learning is never a straightforward accumulation of knowledge. Although new skills and perspectives are acquired, they often arrive by way of unlearning of existing methods. The programme explores the implications of this idea across a variety of contexts including galleries, schools, community settings and higher education institutions. The programme examines approaches to education that challenge hierarchies of artistic engagement and allow you to look afresh at the economic, political and ideological implications of ‘creativity’. By testing these ideas in your own practice, you will develop research informed by non-linear approaches to education and creative practice.

Outline The MA draws upon the collaboration with PSCA and a wider network of (arts) organisations in Plymouth and beyond to provide you with the opportunity to develop new perspectives on your own practice, pedagogical inquiry, educational research and the transformative potential of creativity. As a student on the MA Creative Education: Making Learning you will have the chance to explore your own role as an artist / educator, while producing a wide range of possible outcomes, from classroom-based research to participatory artwork. You will examine debates about the role of the arts in learning, and learning as art, gaining an understanding of experimental approaches to learning across mainstream and alternative settings.

Note: This programme is available as a part time route only. Please see our website for more information.

Supported practices This programme supports professional educators, alongside creative and community practitioners.


Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth College of Art is a specialist, independent, university-sector art school – run by artists, for artists. Founded in 1856, we offer a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Pre-Degree study across Art, Design and Digital Media, combining over a century’s worth of history with contemporary thinking and cutting-edge facilities.

Our city centre campus is a close-knit and collaborative community of artists, designers and makers, also home to our ‘fabrication laboratory’, Fab Lab Plymouth, and to our public-facing gallery MIRROR, which exhibits national and international artists and shows.

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