The MSc by Research in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice is a unique programme of study that responds to emerging practices that work across diverse disciplines in the creative arts, humanities and physical and social sciences.
The programme is predicated on the understanding that the convergent nature of Information and Communication Technologies has facilitated the adoption of methods from across disciplines but recognises that practitioners often require a deeper appreciation and experience of such methods to assure their ability to undertake such practice.
The programme also recognises that potential students may have completed their initial studies in an academic domain and seek to situate that subject knowledge within creative practice. Based in a lively studio environment, drawing on resources within the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (eca), the programme introduces students to a wide range of disciplines and associated methods within a critical framework that encourages reflective experimentation.
Students are encouraged to work autonomously and collaboratively and are offered the opportunity to study with others in subject specialisms from across the rich and diverse courses offered by the University and eca. This provision is negotiated with the prospective student from the outset to ensure an appropriate fit and the viability of the overall programme of the student's study.
Core faculty undertake research and practice in the digital arts, film, philosophy, architecture and related subjects. Associate faculty work in genomics, law, urbanism, geography, ethnography, performing arts, music and informatics.