Master of Arts in Social Practice Arts and Critical Education

Master of Arts in Social Practice Arts and Critical Education

Course information

Course title Master of Arts in Social Practice Arts and Critical Education
Course code PMASPEPET8
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (mainly by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Raphael Vella
Delivered by Faculty of Education
M.A. in Social Practice Arts and Critical Education invites you as a professional and freelance arts-oriented person to connect your creative work with critical educational theories and community settings. This interdisciplinary postgraduate degree offers you the possibility of linking theatre, visual arts and education in a unique, socially engaged programme that brings together theoretical and project-based studies. If you are a graduate in theatre studies, fine arts, drama education, art education or a stakeholder involved in culture and community projects to further develop your entrepreneurial, pedagogical and social skills as well as artistic skills.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or with at least Category II in theatre studies, fine arts, art education, drama education or any other area deemed relevant by the Board,
provided that applicants in possession of a degree with Third Class Honours or Category III shall satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree.

In exceptional cases the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants not in possession of first degree, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other relevant academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a first degree in the areas indicated in the above paragraph.

The admission of applicants may be made conditional on the result of an interview conducted by an interviewing board composed of at least three members, appointed by the Board for the purpose.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 3,900
Fee per semester: Eur 975

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur5,400
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Articulate clear relationships between practice, theory and communities in theatre, the visual arts and educational contexts.
• Understand and engage with different educational theories and socio-political contexts.
• Develop an independent research project that is both practice-based and attendant to teaching and learning processes in informal or institutional contexts.
• Implement sustainable measures to artistic projects, particularly those that involve social practice and that target critical education.
• Attract, secure and manage funding for artistic projects with components of social practice and critical education.
• Disseminate and market the outcomes of artistic projects with components of social practice and critical education.

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If you are a graduate:

• In fine arts and theatre who would like to develop collaborative projects in
informal educational and cultural contexts
• Working as an art or drama teacher at primary, secondary or post-secondary level who would like to develop new skills or transform some aspect of their current practice

• Involved in various strata of cultural work and management who would like to critically examine linkages between creative work, pedagogical processes and publics

• Involved in community work who would like to develop new community projects involving the arts or interactions with artists
Then this is the ideal course for you.
Graduates in the M.A. in Social Practice Arts and Critical Education will have opportunities to interact with various social settings within the context of artistic production. If you have a background in theatre, visual arts and/or arts education, then you will learn skills and attitudes from professionals in critical pedagogy, cultural management and different art forms that will help you develop innovative and artistically sound projects in the fields of the arts, community work, adult education and so on.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 21 December 2021

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Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.