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Creative Computing (Web Technologies) (Professional Placement Year)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-MMM

T Level

M

Grade Merit is preferred.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Creative computing

Creative Computing (Web Technologies) at Bath Spa University helps you re-image the web as a canvas for connected creativity. The course responds to a pressing need in industry for well-rounded, imaginative individuals with a flair for web creativity. You’ll apply key programming, experience design and web development skills in creative contexts, and contribute to exciting projects with emerging tech companies and freelance developers. Graduating with a stunning portfolio of creative work, you’ll be set up to excel in industry as in-demand fusion of critical thinker and technical expert.

- Gain fundamental computing and experience design skills in a practice-led, collaborative environment.

- Explore the tools and production principles of web development.

- Become well-versed in web design and development, with a critical, practice-led understanding of emerging web concepts and tools.

- Hold a unique blend of technical proficiency and creative maturity.

- Network and collaborate. Work with like-minded students, software development specialists and creative partners.

**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

Year one -
Master the basics. You start your journey through Creative Computing (Web Technologies) by developing key skills in computing and digital design. We provide a primer to computer science, and probe the social and ethical consequences that are distinct to the digital age. Weekly tech workshops expose you to the basics of web development and procedural programming. Modules on creative problem solving, interface design and coding for the visual arts enrich your understanding of how creativity and computing collide.

Year two -
Begin to specialise. Learn the principles of responsive web design and Android app development, deploying a range of tools and creative strategies that underpin compelling online experiences. Elective modules provide space to learn the basics of animation or game development, interface with creative tech companies and experiment with some of the latest consumer grade interactive devices.

Year three - Professional Placement Year. Final Year -
Kick-start your career. You'll deploy client and server-side scripting languages to create web apps, while exploring how emerging concepts such as machine learning and the Internet of Things can open up new possibilities for web creativity. Modules such as Physical Computing and Creative Incubator help you expand your coding skill set, while introducing strategies for securing funding within the tech sector. One third of your time is spent developing a major digital artefact that serves as the centrepiece of a compelling, industry-focused creative portfolio.

Assessment methods

Creative Computing (Web Technologies) is almost entirely coursework assessed. You deliver a varied and balanced collection of artefacts including prototype software, experiment portfolios, digital interfaces, interactive stories and web apps. Project work is supported by contextual essays, reflective commentaries, sketchbooks, reports, pitches, presentations, debates and b/vlogs.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities

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What students say


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82%
med
Creative computing

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in computing

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
62%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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