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University of the Arts London

Fine Art: Computational Arts

UCAS Code: W285

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Minimum grades of CC at A-level.

64 tariff points from Access to HE Diploma.

Minimum grades of MPP in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

64 tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Fine art

Creative computing

BA Fine Art Computational Arts at Camberwell?College of Arts will introduce you to new technologies that are changing the interface between art and culture.

This course is subject to validation. Validation is a process that makes sure students get a high quality academic experience. During validation there maybe be some changes to course content and structure. Please contact us if you have any questions about this course.

This course sees coding as a material that can be used in fine art computational practice. It will enable you to explore how computational creativity and artificial intelligence can be applied to the arts. It offers you the opportunity to invent new interactive ways of working with sound and moving image.

**What to expect**

• A space where you can explore emergent research areas such as human computer interaction, artificial intelligence and machine learning. These open-up controversial ethical debates around digital citizenship, ‘the cyborg’ and big data. You will be encouraged to engage with these in order to articulate and contextualise your practice in an ethical, relevant and sustainable way
• Your time to be divided between the fine art studios and the Creative Computing Institute (CCI), with much of your technical teaching taking place at the CCI
• Structured activities to expand your awareness of the digital possibilities for fine art as an expanded field of practice
• Practical skills-enhancing workshops that will introduce you to the principles of creative coding
• To work with open source programming software such as Processing, OpenFrameworks, P5.js and Arduino
• To learn how to program in languages such as Java, Javascript and C++
• To be introduced to the artistic potential of immersive media and machine learning
• To explore areas such as physical computing and advanced visualisation
• To look at key terms that underpin ideas and contexts relevant to computational media within contemporary art and culture
• Project-based teaching that will introduce you to essential creative attributes such as leadership, independence and resilience
• The opportunity to co-create with software students from the CCI

Camberwell College of Arts, UAL is a renowned art and design college driving positive social impact through art and design. Our unique studio culture o?ers students the freedom and support to explore their individual creativity using facilities that embrace both traditional craftsmanship and digital technology.

We believe passionately in social citizenship, whilst maintaining the view that arts must remain committed to the rewards of free inquiry and experimentation. Our students benefit from staff who take immense pride and care in guiding students in a journey of discovery, helping them develop the critical thinking, making skills and social sensibilities that equip them to thrive both individually and in their communities.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Camberwell College of Arts

Department:

Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
low
Fine art

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Fine art

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

74%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
A*

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


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