The postgraduate programmes offered by the School of Arts provide students with internationally respected qualifications, enhanced employment prospects and valuable transferable skills.
Our postgraduate students enjoy access to Oxford's world-renowned research facilities and a thriving local arts scene.
Interdisciplinary Arts Practices
The Interdisciplinary Arts Practices MA programmes are located between the fields of Fine Art and Music and are taught by a team of research-active practitioners, recognized as leaders in their respective fields. These courses locate creative practice in an interdisciplinary context and have been designed for visual and sonic artists, composers, musicians and interdisciplinary practitioners working in a broad spectrum of media. A concern for location, context and audience is a central aspect of the programme.
Digital Media Production
The MSc Digital Media Production will provide you with the techniques and the expertise with industry standard tools that are needed for the creation of contemporary media products. The programme covers video and audio production, computer graphics and animation, and the making of interactive products for distribution via new media platforms, as well as the longer established media of television, video and audio. Students work on the award-winning Brookes TV, making and producing broadcasts.
Film Studies: Popular Cinema MA / PGDip / PGCert
Popular Cinema at Oxford Brookes offers a film education for the twenty-first century. Students are encouraged to develop a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects. Popular Cinema is taught by a team of active film researchers with different national and cultural backgrounds, and will equip you for a career in academia as well as the media industry.
We cover the history and theory of popular cinemas in the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood), Europe, and East Asia (especially Japanese cinema), and offer modules on advanced screenwriting and professional film cultures. Teaching is centred around film screenings, seminars, individual tutorials and, in the case of Story Development, intensive writing workshops.
Music MA / PGDip / PGCert
Music MA brochure
The MA in Music offers a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies while enabling students to focus on one of two specialisms; musicology or composition. Within the field of musicology, students further specialise on three areas that are amongst the most lively in the discipline: music in nineteenth-century culture, music for the stage and on screen, or music in popular culture. The composition pathway provides a practice-based contemporary composition curriculum that encourages students to push the boundaries of their practice and thinking, to develop an understanding of creative agency, to be ambitious in the creation of new work and to develop a voice as an engaged and creative composer.
A distinctive feature of the programme is the opportunity for students to develop a robust academic understanding within these fields while also engaging in practical and professional experience. Accordingly, the course helps prepare students for further study and offers opportunities for career development in the music industry or teaching.
Publishing (by distance learning) MA / PGDip / PGCert
Digital Publishing MA / PGDip
These programmes are run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS)
The renowned MA Publishing from Oxford Brookes has an international reputation for its excellence. Choose from six postgraduate awards and design your own master's programme from the wide range of options available, from children's publishing to magazines and digital media.
Our programmes for the Master's in Publishing provide you with the skills, knowledge and networks to kick-start your career in publishing, or to improve your current position. Our alumni have developed their careers in all sectors of publishing, including trade or consumer, educational, academic, and magazines.
We have been awarded Creative Skillset accreditation for our MA Publishing and MA Digital Publishing courses. The Creative Skillset tick is only give the Tick to those courses that have the strongest links with industry.
Many exciting, original and flexible study pathways are available. There is also the option to study full or part-time, to fit your studies around work and family commitments.