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Creative Computing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
London, United Kingdom
The Creative Computing programme at the University of the Arts London (UAL) is an exciting mix of computing and creative practice set in the context of a world-renowned creative university. You will learn to code, build apps, craft digital experiences, explore machine intelligence and more.
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Creative Computing is part of the innovative new UAL Creative Computing Institute supporting interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge exchange at the intersection of creativity and computational technologies.

An exciting chance to develop and apply contemporary computational skills for the digital creative industries. Throughout the Creative Computing programme at the University of the Arts London (UAL) you will acquire a contemporary set of applied computing skills covering the dominant coding languages and workflows that support innovation in the digital technology sector and creative practice. You'll build apps, craft digital experiences, explore machine intelligence and more. Through exposure to a variety of computational technologies and a set of computing and coding skills – much in demand across the digital sector, you'll be equipped to work in a variety of roles within the digital and development industry.

Great reasons to apply:

  • Learn the skills sought after in industry: Creative Developers are sought after in industry with their ability to both translate creative direction into code and deliver creative direction themselves.
  • Additional year in industry: between years two and three of study you'll have the opportunity to pursue an industry placement.
  • Interdisciplinary teaching: you’ll be exposed to different modes of learning and develop a strong technical fluency with computational technologies with discovery-based learning rooted in creative practice.
  • High-quality research informed teaching: the course is significantly informed by the research themes of the newly established UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI). Integration of computational and creative practice will ensure you have the opportunity to build a successful career in creative practice, the creative industries or within the digital technology sector more broadly.
  • Critical engagement with technology: engagement with creative practice will also build your ability to self-reflect and think critically about your role in shaping the world.
  • UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI): this newly established UAL will be located within our new academic building at Camberwell. You will have access to purpose built facilities and technical support, and exposure to creative computing research.
  • A material understanding of computational technologies: through creative practice, you will also develop your ability to innovate, enabling you to understand and explore the cultural agency of computational technology.

Career Paths

Graduates will be well placed to work in the following roles:
  • Creative Technologist
  • Creative Developer
  • Web Developer
  • UX Developer
  • iOS App Developer
  • Software Developer
  • IoT / Smart Products Developer
  • Front – End Developer
  • Digital Strategist
  • Live Events Technologist
  • Technology Researcher
  • Machine Intelligence Developer
  • Broadcast Technologist
  • IT Specialist
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Digital Entrepreneur

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years (with optional Foundation Year)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coding One: Introduction to Creative Computing and Coding Practice
  • Coding Two: Data, Maths and Methods 
  • Critical Studies: A History of Computing and Computational Creativity
  • Creative Making: Design and Visual Coding
  • Computational Practices: Sound and Image Processing 
  • Creative Making: Experience and Physical Computing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Grades BCC or above at A-level
  • Merit Merit Merit (MMM) at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects include Computer Science and ICT, or Design and Technology, or Art and Design)
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with 104 UCAS tariff points (preferred subjects include Computer Science and ICT, or Design and Technology, or Art and Design)
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4) and 1 A Level at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19930 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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