Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

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 Modules

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.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With no element lower than 5.5