Goldsmiths, University of London

Creative Computing with Foundation Year (Integrated Degree) Goldsmiths, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Department of Computing now offers this degree which includes a Foundation Year in Computing as an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will enable you to progress onto the BSc Creative Computing. This degree will prepare you to take an active role in the creation of computational systems in arts, music, film, digital media, and other areas of the software industry that require creative individuals.

  • You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience that will enhance your employability

  • You'll explore how computing interacts with a wide range of other subject areas, including applications in the arts and creative industries

  • Previous students have worked on paid professional creative projects, which have counted towards credits on their degree and have even led to full-time work

  • You'll develop technical skills in programming for audio and visual media, and will have the freedom to use these skills in your own practical projects, creating games, applications, websites and interactive artworks

  • We'll prepare you to take an active role in the creation of computational systems in arts, music, film and digital media

  • Goldsmiths is one of the leading institutions in the UK for the application of computing in creative contexts

  • Our teaching is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations

  • We regularly invite industry experts to deliver lectures and talks, including people from the BBC, ITV, mainstream games companies, and high profile computer artists and filmmakers

Course details


During the foundation year you will gain basic computer systems skills and learn the mathematics fundamental to information technology systems. You will work on practical examples of computing applications and learn to develop simple software programs.

This degree is designed to prepare you for a career as a technology-led creative in the media industries. It will nurture your development not just as a technical expert, but also as a creative thinker, allowing you to learn and explore through a combination of technology and imagination. It will prepare you for a career in computation for media, games and related areas by giving you both the technical understanding and the creative freedom to develop your ideas.

You'll study core elements of computing, including programming for audio and visual media, using a variety of programming languages. Modules will offer you the opportunity for in-depth studies of audiovisual computation techniques and include elements of cognition and perception, history, and appreciation of contemporary media. You'll also complete practical projects with a view to developing a portfolio.

Assessment method

Modular: assignments, tests, laboratory exercises, exams, final year project. If you opt for an industrial placement year, your placement tutor will assess your work. If you complete the placement year successfully, you earn the endorsement 'with work experience' on your degree certificate.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G402
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entrance requirements, you'll just need to demonstrate that you have an interest in and aptitude for maths and computing, and the ambition to take on an undergraduate honours degree.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW

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