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Creative Computing

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A-levels including Art & Design/Design Technology/Computer Science/Maths/Physics/Psychology are encouraged, but not mandated. Where candidates are not taking 3 A-levels, NUA will consider combinations of A-level/AS-level and other Level 3 qualifications.

Overall Pass in Computer Science/Computing or a creative field

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D

in Computer Science/Computing; Creative Digital Media; Creative Media Production

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

DMM

in Computer Science/Computing; Creative Digital Media; Creative Media Production

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Creative computing

BSc (Hons) Creative Computing has been developed in response to national and international industry demand for creative graduates with advanced technical skills.

The creative industries are changing. Creative expression, expression and design are being done as much in the digital realm as the physical. The physical is blending with the digital in new ways, and the medium of making in this real is creative computing. Whilst many creative people know how to use digital platforms that others have designed, relatively few are able to design and make, using coding as their medium. Imagine a world where creative practitioners can build the technology they need to use for their creative practice.

This course will enable you to build in-demand skills in coding and software design based on an understanding of the computing and creative industries, paired with a sound understanding of creative design principals.

Students will start by focussing both on creativity – what do we mean by this? how can computers support creativity? can computers be creative? – as well as the coding necessary to build future applications.

Coding lies at the heart of the degree – starting with the computational thinking underpinning the basic structures, through creating their own objects, and gradually adding computational creativity, thinking about the physical or natural behaviour of our created objects

Students will also explore data, from the networks sharing this, finding patterns in data, to using data ethically, to exploring why data can exclude rather than explain
Over the three years students will apply their coding and creative skills for creative web and app work, thinking about interaction, image and text. Students will also be introduced to AI and machine learning, to support project development

As with all courses at NUA, your learning experience will be hands-on, developing projects to industry briefs, gaining an understanding of the potential for, and theory of computer-based technology in a wide range of digital creative and design sectors. Your tutors will be experienced industry professionals, grounding you in the technical skills you need whilst supporting the development of your creative and design flair., and you will have opportunities to work with digital creative businesses in NUA’s network.

You will develop excellent transferrable skills in teamwork, project management, communication and problem-solving through employability and entrepreneurship sessions integrated into your programme.

As a graduate of the course, you will be a technology-led creative professional, with creative and design skills that have been the bedrock of specialist teaching at Norwich University of the Arts since 1845, and cutting edge coding skills that will unlock a wide range of high quality graduate roles in creative software development, user experience, digital media, immersive technology or design projects linked to AI/machine learning.

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BSc (Hons) Creative Computing course at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/courses/bsc-hons-creative-computing/

Assessment methods

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at www.nua.ac.uk/study-at-nua/assessment/

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,900
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,900
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Norwich University of the Arts

Department:

Faculty of Arts and Media

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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