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MA Audiences, Engagement, Participation(Part-time)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
• to demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to audience engagement and cultural participation and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the disciplines;
• to exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
• to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
• to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
• proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;
• critically and creatively to evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in disciplines related to audience engagement and cultural participation.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (taught), Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
• the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in the arts and cultural industries;
• evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
• self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
• independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
• critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms in the arts and cultural industries.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
• evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry in an area related to audience engagement and cultural participation;
• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to aspects of audience engagement and cultural participation;
• drawing on a range of perspectives from fields cogent to audience engagement and cultural participation;
• evaluating and criticising received opinion;
• making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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