Creative Computing at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a new course and we’re currently finalising the detailed information for this page. You can still see entry requirements and apply. This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Our Creative Computing with Foundation Year degree course will help you fulfil your dream of doing something creative with computing. Course highlights

  • Get a flexible grounding in creative computing to cement your interests, learning programming skills in diverse creative fields
  • Use innovative industry-standard equipment and facilities during your studies – some of which are only available at Portsmouth
  • Be taught by subject specialists from various areas of creative technology, including music engineering, computer games programming and internet architecture
Careers and opportunities Graduate areas Areas you could work in include:
  • Film/TV special effects and post-production
  • Visual interface design
  • Computer graphics design
  • Video game development
  • Music production
  • Multimedia systems analysis
  • Mobile app development
  • Web development
  • Computer music/sound engineering
  • Interface design
  • Database management
Graduate roles You could work in a variety of design, development and administrative roles, including:
  • Visual interface designer
  • Computer graphics designer
  • Video game developer
  • Multimedia systems analyst
  • Mobile app developer
  • Web developer
  • Sound engineer
  • Interface designer
  • Database manager

Modules

Year 1

  • 3D Modelling (20 credits)
  • Coding and Scripting for Games (20 credits)
  • Creative Computing Exhibition Project (20 credits)
  • Generative Arts (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Interactive Development (20 credits)
  • Sound for Moving Image (20 credits)
Year 2 Core modules
  • Creative Coding Practice (20 credits)
  • Creative Research and Project Initiation (20 credits)
  • Maker Lab (20 credits)
Optional modules
  • Audio Programming (20 credits)
  • Augmented Reality Development (20 credits)
  • Creativity and Resilience (20 credits)
  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice (20 credits)
  • Form and Function (20 credits)
  • Gameplay Programming (20 credits)
  • Interaction Design (20 credits)
  • Maths for Games (20 credits)
  • Mobile Application Development (20 credits)
  • Professional Experience (20 credits)
  • Rich Media Website Delivery (20 credits)
  • Sound Design and Music for Games (20 credits)
  • Virtual Reality Development (20 credits)
Year 3 Core modules
  • Final Year Project (40 credits)
  • Hackrobatics (20 credits)
Optional modules
  • Artificial Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Collaborative Sound Project (20 credits)
  • Implementing Game Audio (20 credits)
  • Interface Technologies (20 credits)
  • Internet of Things (20 credits)
  • Programming AI for Games (20 credits)
  • Sound and Music Programming (20 credits)
  • Targeting Platforms (20 credits)
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W953
Institution code:
P80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance
Creative Computing at University of Portsmouth - UCAS