Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

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. Why study BSc Creative Computing at Goldsmiths? 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 lead 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 Modules

Year 1: Introduction to computing and the internet; mathematics for computing; creative computing. Year 2: Database systems; software projects: software engineering and research methods; graphical object oriented programming in Java. Year 3: Industrial placement (optional) Final year: Individual project; 6 options from topics including: web'based computing; computer security; electronic commerce; decision support and executive information systems; software engineering management; information systems management; data compression; neural networks; language, design and implementation; artificial intelligence; user interface design; algorithmic graph theory.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £16,280  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • Portfolio
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 33%

Total Coursework: 67%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation