Creative Technologies at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Boost your existing skill set with this one year, bespoke MSc Creative Technologies degree course, where you can choose to specialise in computer games technology, computer animation, or music technology. You'll master the design and application of new hardware, software and techniques used in creative and innovative technology. You'll design, create and manage a media development or research programme. You'll also learn to address research problems and apply your skills to advancing the creative technology industry. On this Master's in Creative Technologies degree course, you control the direction of your studies and professional development. With multiple creative pathways to choose from in computer animation, computer games technology or music technology, you’ll research, design and develop a unique personal project in your chosen specialism, paving the way for an exciting career in the entertainment and media industries. Eligibility This course accepts UK, EU, and international students. Course highlights

  • Supercharge your existing skills by accessing our outstanding facilities and the latest equipment used in the industry, including our new Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR), sound recording studios, industry-standard game content creation software and console development kits
  • Research, design and develop a personal project of your choosing, focussing on creative problems and developing your portfolio skills
  • Design and create your own software, systems, 2D/3D assets and innovative solutions
  • Grow professionally through the help and support of your lecturers, most of whom are industry experts
  • Maximise your career potential by developing the professional knowledge, critical understanding and advanced skills needed to succeed in your chosen subject area


All modules are core:

  • Professional, Academic and Research Development (30 credits)
  • Project Context and Definition (30 credits)
  • Project Design and Development (60 credits)
- Project Evaluation and Resolution (60 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through: practical artefacts, written reports, and creative projects. You'll be able to test your ideas and techniques informally before doing assessments that count towards your final mark. Feedback is available on all practice and formal assessments so that you can improve in the future. You'll receive detailed written feedback on summative assignments, while formative feedback may be written or verbal. You'll be paired with a project supervisor who' will provide plenty of feedback, to help you improve in the future.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
TOEFL (iBT)91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5930 Year 1
England £5930 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5930 Year 1
Scotland £5930 Year 1
Wales £5930 Year 1
Channel Islands £5930 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5930 Year 1
International £11930 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. 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.
Creative Technologies at University of Portsmouth - UCAS