Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Computing (Web Technologies) (Professional Placement Year)

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Course summary

Creative Computing (Web Technologies) at Bath Spa University helps you re-image the web as a canvas for connected creativity. The course responds to a pressing need in industry for well-rounded, imaginative individuals with a flair for web creativity. You’ll apply key programming, experience design and web development skills in creative contexts, and contribute to exciting projects with emerging tech companies and freelance developers. Graduating with a stunning portfolio of creative work, you’ll be set up to excel in industry as in-demand fusion of critical thinker and technical expert.

  • Gain fundamental computing and experience design skills in a practice-led, collaborative environment.
  • Explore the tools and production principles of web development.
  • Become well-versed in web design and development, with a critical, practice-led understanding of emerging web concepts and tools.
  • Hold a unique blend of technical proficiency and creative maturity.
  • Network and collaborate. Work with like-minded students, software development specialists and creative partners.
More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Course details

Modules

Year one - Master the basics. You start your journey through Creative Computing (Web Technologies) by developing key skills in computing and digital design. We provide a primer to computer science, and probe the social and ethical consequences that are distinct to the digital age. Weekly tech workshops expose you to the basics of web development and procedural programming. Modules on creative problem solving, interface design and coding for the visual arts enrich your understanding of how creativity and computing collide. Year two - Begin to specialise. Learn the principles of responsive web design and Android app development, deploying a range of tools and creative strategies that underpin compelling online experiences. Elective modules provide space to learn the basics of animation or game development, interface with creative tech companies and experiment with some of the latest consumer grade interactive devices. Year three - Professional Placement Year. Final Year - Kick-start your career. You'll deploy client and server-side scripting languages to create web apps, while exploring how emerging concepts such as machine learning and the Internet of Things can open up new possibilities for web creativity. Modules such as Physical Computing and Creative Incubator help you expand your coding skill set, while introducing strategies for securing funding within the tech sector. One third of your time is spent developing a major digital artefact that serves as the centrepiece of a compelling, industry-focused creative portfolio.

Assessment method

Creative Computing (Web Technologies) is almost entirely coursework assessed. You deliver a varied and balanced collection of artefacts including prototype software, experiment portfolios, digital interfaces, interactive stories and web apps. Project work is supported by contextual essays, reflective commentaries, sketchbooks, reports, pitches, presentations, debates and b/vlogs.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
RTFH
Institution code:
B20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants. IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Computing (Web Technologies) (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS