BA (Hons) Creative Technologies at the Arts University Bournemouth, or “CreaTech@AUB”, provides a unique opportunity to study, learn and work at the interface of technology and the creative industries in an arts university context. Old-fashioned disciplinary silos are breaking down: creatives need technology just as much as technology needs creativity – and this is where students on this course come in! Put simply, CreaTech@AUB aims to bridge the gap between creativity and technology and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become proficient in creative problem-solving and innovative designer-making. Grounded in a social, inclusive and politically aware context, you will not only access the very latest in digital technologies but also understand the role that these, and future technologies, play in the creative industries, our lives and global society. Whether you are a creative thinker and maker who wants to learn about and understand the impact that digital technologies are having, and going to have, on all of us, or you are someone comfortable with tech who wants to explore new directions and innovate new ideas in a uniquely creative environment; either way, we want to work with you. Working alongside BA (Hons) Design for Sustainable Futures, as well as other courses in the School of Design & Architecture, and drawing on expertise from across the university and the state-of-the-art Innovation Studio, you will develop your practical knowledge of CreaTech through emerging technologies such as AI, projection mapping, digital scanning, VR, AR, responsive animatronics and physical interactive engagement. Practical knowledge and skills will be applied though a problem-based learning approach to the consideration of real-world issues that invite you to develop technology-based solutions. Adoption of more-than-human design principles grounded in a strong multi-disciplinary, ethical and socially-responsible, learning environment will enable you to develop your own understanding of the role of, and relationship between, technology, society and culture. Not had much experience of art, design, coding or tech? You need not worry. Our courses are inclusive and accessible to all, and your staff have designed a curriculum that will support you in this journey, regardless of your educational background. The BA (Hons) Creative Technologies course prepares you for a wide range of careers in the digital and creative industries, with a specific focus on sustainability, climate futures, and ethics of technology. Upon graduation, you will possess a strong foundation in creative problem-solving, technical expertise in coding and prototyping, and a critical understanding of the societal implications of technology, including its impact on the environment as well as an understanding of IP, business and innovation. Whether pursuing career options such as creative technologists, interaction designers, digital artists, or entrepreneurs, graduating from this course will equip you to contribute to sustainable and ethical practices in the digital landscape, making a positive impact on the future of our planet.
Year 1: Introduction to Creative Technologies, Introduction to coding, Interaction Design. Year 2: Advanced Creative Technology Concepts, Physical Digital Interaction, Shape to Fabrication. Year 3: Creative Coding and Programming, Dissertation, Final Major Project.
Coursework and practical work
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.
Please note that applicants who require a student visa to study in the UK would not be able to undertake the optional placement year as part of this course due to UKVI regulations.
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be asked to submit a digital portfolio for review by the course team.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Overall score of 200|
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|