You will follow a programme of study and independent learning which combine practical and theoretical approaches to maker cultures to offer a unique foundation for innovative research practices, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for doctoral level study.
You will be supported in developing your own, cross-disciplinary research area by engaging with the varied expertise across the Arts University Bournemouth. You will develop mastery in the theories, methods and practices of research through independent study and through a taught programme of lectures, seminars and workshops offered by researchers and professionals working in the field.
You will have the option to choose between two routes:
- Undertake and complete a 15,000-20,000 word written dissertation
- Create a portfolio of work and a 10,000-15,000 word written contextualisation
On completion of the course you will have gained intellectual, technical and professional skills with which to conduct high-quality research in preparation of further study at a doctoral level (PhD) or as part of research-led projects in the creative and cultural industries.