Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Computing (Animation)

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Course summary

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Creative Computing (Animation) at Bath Spa University helps you bring narratives to life through motion and imagination. The course responds to a pressing need in industry for well-rounded, imaginative individuals with a flair for digital storytelling. You’ll apply key programming, experience design and image-making skills in creative contexts, and contribute to exciting projects with emerging tech companies and freelance artists.

  • 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.
  • Become well-versed in motion-graphics, 3D visualisation and the use of augmented/virtual reality within animation.
  • Gain fundamental computing and experience design skills in a practice-led, collaborative environment.
  • Hold a unique blend of technical proficiency and creative maturity that will set you apart from typical digital media graduates
  • Network and collaborate. Work with like-minded students, software specialists and creative partners.

Course details


Year One is about mastering the basics. You’ll attend core workshops that cover procedural programming and web development, as well as undertake modules on creative problem solving, experience design, digital storytelling and coding for the visual arts. Learning here is designed to reveal personal interests, and broaden your understanding of how creativity and computing combine. Year Two extends your knowledge of programming to include object-oriented approaches, and provides an opportunity to experiment creatively with new-to-market interface devices. Animation pathway modules introduce the principles of digital image-making, computer 3D modelling and visualisation, and the use of motion graphics and sound to inform, persuade and entertain. Finally in Year Three you’ll apply your understanding of digital creativity and animation within new frameworks such as augmented/virtual reality and projection mapping. You’ll also spend time developing a significant digital artefact and participating in an industry-focused creative incubator, before showcasing your work publicly to peers and prospective employers. Please refer to our website for more information.

Assessment method

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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

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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

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Creative Computing (Animation) at Bath Spa University - UCAS