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Creative Computing, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
Become a creative professional in the computing, media and arts industries with this innovative Creative Computing  programme from University of London. You’ll gain skills in designing computer applications, develop your technological creativity, and investigate the process of new media development using programming languages.
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Studying this course:

Creative Computing focuses on the innovative application of computing technology in addition to understanding the technology itself. Gain a solid grounding in technology and focus on its application in creative contexts, such as music, visual arts and computer games.

Career opportunities

As a graduate in Creative Computing, you gain technical competency in computing technology as well as the potential to become a developer, innovator and leader in your field.

Here are some examples of the kind of roles that will be open to you:

  • Games developer: You’ll be skilled in programming and animation for games and other creative apps, across platforms ranging from mobile devices through to desktop computers. The games development industry is fast-growing, resulting in a shortfall of qualified graduates.
  • 3D programmer: Your advanced programming skills and knowledge of mathematics, 3D graphics and animation combine to provide key skills for this role.
  • Web developer: Design and code webpages and the backend technical systems to underpin them. Build bespoke solutions or work on the latest technologies in the open source arena.
  • Multimedia programmer: Your skills will enable you to build new forms of digital and interactive media and online services. You will develop creative features, such as 2D/3D models, animation, music and video for innovative multimedia products.

The Creative Computing  programme from University of London also provides a route to a variety of higher degrees that can further differentiate you in today’s competitive employment market, or provide the basis for a career in research.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • Application deadline: 1 October 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-8 years (BSc); 1-3 years (Work Experience Entry Route)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematics for computing
  • Introduction to Java and object-oriented programming
  • Introduction to computing and the internet
  • Creative computing I: image, sound and motion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

For access to the BSc Creative Computing degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
  • Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.
  • GCSE Mathematics (Grade A*-B / 9-5) or AS Level Mathematics (A-E), or equivalent.
For access to the Work Experience Entry Route:
  • Age 21+ by 01 September in the year of registration.
  • Four GCSEs, including Mathematics (Grade A*-C / 9-4), or equivalent.
  • At least two years’ relevant work experience (i.e. computing or information technology related).
For access to individual courses:
  • As BSc except: ‘Information systems: foundations of e-business’, which requires GCSE Mathematics at Grade A*-C / 9-4 (or equivalent).

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6155 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6155 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6155 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6155 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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