Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is designed to allow you to develop a distinctively computational fine arts practice. This will include technical skills enabling you to programme software that fulfills creative aims that are informed by a critical awareness of contemporary art. A key element of this programme is that it integrates technical programming skills, theoretical and historical conceptions of art into a distinctively computational arts practice. This requires you to work within and across the specialist intellectual styles of computational artistic work and to integrate these intellectual styles in your practice. In order to achieve this integration the programme is taught in an integrated way, and in particular that the critical studies and computational arts practice elements are well integrated. As these elements are taught in different departments this requires a commitment to close cooperation across the departments. While some taught elements in these courses will be shared with other students in Art or Computing there will be, at all levels, seminars and labs dedicated to Arts Computing students in which you can explore interdisciplinary aspects of their thought and practice.

Course Modules

The programme has 3 components: Core technical computing, with a particular focus on audio visual technology. This will be taught in the Department of Computing; Critical studies of contemporary art. This will be taught in the Department of Art; Computational arts practice. This will combine technical and creative skills and will be taught by practicing computational artists in the Department of Computing; A key element of this programme is that it integrates technical programming skills, theoretical and historical conceptions of art into a distinctively computational arts practice.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Portfolio
  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 23%

Total Coursework: 77%

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

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