Creative Computing BSc (Hons)

Creative computing is at the heart of digital technology – driving every interaction we have with our smart devices, interactive spaces, and immersive entertainment, bringing exciting and untold possibilities to the world of design.

Our BA (Hons) Creative Computing course will enable you to create and shape the world around you for architectural design, TV studios, gaming, app design and more.

Through a unique blend of cutting-edge digital research, designing and making, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of coding languages, design tools and the interactive arts.

You’ll gain an understanding of the designer’s role in society and learn how creative coding can work as a catalyst for change in one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy.

Employers often comment on the breadth of skills that UCA graduates offer – you’ll be working alongside artists, architects and coders to develop a great balance of rigour, expertise and imagination. You’ll be able to critically evaluate and learn the secret to great design, preparing you for career opportunities in fields such as interaction and experience design, as well as broader digital entertainment, internet-of-things, and software development.

As part of our School of Architecture, you’ll benefit from our teaching staff’s broad knowledge and experience in making, fabricating and spatial thinking.

With a growing network of industry contacts that include London-based creative technology studio The Workers and interactive studio Running In The Halls, as well as games design giants like SONY Interactive Entertainment Europe and Rockstar North, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and work with some of the biggest experts on creative coding.

You’ll gain valuable skills in creative thinking and communication, and explore the structure and vocabulary of contemporary programming languages. We’ll give you ample opportunity to put your learning into practice and you’ll develop an understanding of design processes and business management.

With our academic and technical staff offering their expert support, you’ll explore different technology and coding techniques to understand where your strengths lie, whilst also having access to state-of-the-art technology – including room scale, multiuser VR and tracking equipment, as well as laser cutters, 3D printers and small scale robotics through our FabLAB and TrakLAB.

You’ll be encouraged to collaborate, socialise and share ideas with our unique community of creative students and our renowned teaching team of industry-experienced professionals.

This course has change title for 2019 entry. If you are interested in studying it for 2018 entry please see the BSc (Hons) Creative Coding & Technology course page.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
W290 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

One of the following:

112 new UCAS tariff points

Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma

Merit at UAL Extended Diploma

112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

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