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University of Southampton

UCAS Code: W280 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B

including a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

60 credits overall in a creative, humanities, and/or computing related subject with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Out of the 45 credits at level 3, Distinction in 24 credits and Merit in 21 credits

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

M2 M2 M2 in three principal subjects including a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pass, with 30 points overall with 15 points at Higher Level Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 including a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject.

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

DD

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus B in an A level including a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject.

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

D

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus BB in two A levels including a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject.

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

DDM

Distinction, Distinction, Merit in the BTEC National Extended Diploma in a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact Admissions for more information.

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. For example, S5 – S6 (2 years): AABBB (A in specific subject) or S6 (1 year): ABBBB (A in specific subject). Unless a more advanced level (Higher or Advanced Higher) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4" We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner's potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

BBB from three A levels including an a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject. or BB from two A levels including a creative, humanities, and/or computing subject and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Creative computing

Explore our specialist arts campus:

One of only a few specialist art schools in the Russell Group, you’ll be inspired to create in our purpose built studios and workshops and learn with expert creative practitioners at Winchester School of Art (WSA), part our University of Southampton community and just one hour from London. You’ll have industry exposure through guest lectures, work on live briefs with companies, explore work placements and internships where graduates have gone on to set up their own design labels or work at prestigious brands across the globe including Selfridges, Saatchi & Saatchi, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, ASOS, Nike and Apple. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of creative careers where 93% of Arts graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2020/2021, published in 2023).

Study BSc Creative Computing:

Design and build innovative digital experiences that bring art, science, and technology together on our creative computing degree. You'll get the experience you need to succeed in creative digital industries, using sculpture and fabrication, textiles, and 3D printing.

Build your strengths and skills in team production and design systems thinking. You'll use industry-standard technology and philosophical and ethical approaches throughout this creative computing course. Creating digital projects that relate to culture, society, and the environment.

You'll research the aesthetic, sustainable, and political aspects of computer media formats including:

networks
social media
digital games
open source and activist initiatives

As a creative computing student, you'll benefit from:

virtual reality, augmented reality, robot design and programming systems
access to fabrication and construction equipment
working directly with the research labs focusing on social and collaborative computing
guest speakers and taking part in industry events and projects across the whole School of Art
chances to showcase your work both in the UK and internationally
optional study trips abroad and in the UK, to visit museums, galleries, and industry events

You have the opportunity to spend an additional year in industry. You can also do short internships and get the opportunity to study abroad.

Modules

You can choose modules that suit your interests and career goals.

You can focus on programming skills, user experience design, or building digital projects through sculpture and fabrication, textiles or 3D printing. Whatever you decide, you will gain experience in team production.

Some of the modules you may study include:

Algorithmic Thinking & Methods, Introduction to Digital Culture, Persuasive Media Exploration, Creative Computting II: applied programming, Creative industries, Interactivity and Play, Experimental Practice and Research, Final Project 1 & 2, Professional Planning (Creative Computing), Prototyping, Presentation and Evaluation.

You could also opt for the Winchester School of Art (WSA) Year Abroad or Year in Employment (making 3 year course a 4 year course, with year abroad or in industry in third year).,

Please visit the website for more details on modules: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/creative-computing-degree-bsc#modules

Assessment methods

The learning activities for this course include the following:

lectures
classes and tutorials
coursework
individual and group projects
independent learning (studying on your own)

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
£22,300
per year
International
£22,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Winchester School of Art

Department:

Winchester School of Art

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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After graduation

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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£30,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

77%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Engineering professionals
4%
Information technology technicians

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Others in computing

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