Ravensbourne

Course Introduction

This course seeks to assist students to engage with the huge wave of interest in the open source communities surrounding the coding developments such as openFrameworks, Arduino, Processing and Cinder. These freely available libraries of code and hardware bring the power of computing and interaction to a much wider base of creative users and students will immediately see the imaginative potential that they offer. Instruction in visual programming with Max/Msp, Pure Data and VVV may also be offered. Students will be shown examples of projects that make use of such devices such as the Kinect, Leap Motion and motion capture. Project work will offer opportunities to put this knowledge into practice in order to propose inventive solutions that respond to the movement of the human figure. The combination of data drawn from the position of the figure and a three dimensional virtual environment has opened up a fascinating discussion about the nature of human choreographic gesture and the way it can have a simultaneous effect both in the digital and real world domains. Quadrocopters, robotics and the control of kinetic movements will come within the research focus of the course offering you a wide variety of possible outcomes.

Course Modules

Modules include: technology issues; business and innovation; research process concept and prototyping.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent non'UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area. Applicants applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the chosen subject area. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in each section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)