Creative Computing at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Explore our specialist arts campus: One of only a few specialist art schools in the Russell Group, you’ll be inspired to create in our purpose built studios and workshops and learn with expert creative practitioners at Winchester School of Art (WSA), part our University of Southampton community and just one hour from London. You’ll have industry exposure through guest lectures, work on live briefs with companies, explore work placements and internships where graduates have gone on to set up their own design labels or work at prestigious brands across the globe including Selfridges, Saatchi & Saatchi, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, ASOS, Nike and Apple. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of creative careers where 93% of Arts graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2020/2021, published in 2023). Study BSc Creative Computing: Design and build innovative digital experiences that bring art, science, and technology together on our creative computing degree. You'll get the experience you need to succeed in creative digital industries, using sculpture and fabrication, textiles, and 3D printing. Build your strengths and skills in team production and design systems thinking. You'll use industry-standard technology and philosophical and ethical approaches throughout this creative computing course. Creating digital projects that relate to culture, society, and the environment. You'll research the aesthetic, sustainable, and political aspects of computer media formats including: networks social media digital games open source and activist initiatives As a creative computing student, you'll benefit from: virtual reality, augmented reality, robot design and programming systems access to fabrication and construction equipment working directly with the research labs focusing on social and collaborative computing guest speakers and taking part in industry events and projects across the whole School of Art chances to showcase your work both in the UK and internationally optional study trips abroad and in the UK, to visit museums, galleries, and industry events You have the opportunity to spend an additional year in industry. You can also do short internships and get the opportunity to study abroad.


You can choose modules that suit your interests and career goals. You can focus on programming skills, user experience design, or building digital projects through sculpture and fabrication, textiles or 3D printing. Whatever you decide, you will gain experience in team production. Some of the modules you may study include: Algorithmic Thinking & Methods, Introduction to Digital Culture, Persuasive Media Exploration, Creative Computting II: applied programming, Creative industries, Interactivity and Play, Experimental Practice and Research, Final Project 1 & 2, Professional Planning (Creative Computing), Prototyping, Presentation and Evaluation. You could also opt for the Winchester School of Art (WSA) Year Abroad or Year in Employment (making 3 year course a 4 year course, with year abroad or in industry in third year)., Please visit the website for more details on modules:

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures classes and tutorials coursework individual and group projects independent learning (studying on your own)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to those qualifications listed, we also accept a pass in an Art & Design foundation programme. We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Creative Computing at University of Southampton - UCAS