Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Computation consists of all the changes brought about by digital technology. Art is an open set of ways of acting inventively in culture. Mixing the two together in a systematic way gives us computational art. This is a very open field, and one that is set to expand enormously in the coming years. It is where the most exciting developments in technology and in culture can already be found. This degree will place students in the middle of this fast-evolving context.

This degree develops their arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. Over a year (full-time) or two years (part-time) students will develop their artistic work and thinking through the challenge of developing a series of projects for public exhibition which will explore the technological and cultural ramifications of computation. They will learn the fundamentals of programming and how to apply this knowledge expressively. They will work with popular open source programming environments such as Processing, Open Frameworks, P5.js and Arduino, and will learn how to program in languages such as Java, JavaScript and C++. Through our master class series, we regularly invite world-class artists and curators to explain their work and engage in critical dialogue with the students. This allows students to develop a wider understanding of the contemporary art scene and how their work sites within the professional art world.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,140 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,140 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £15,040 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,070 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,070 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,520 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject and a portfolio of work (supplied either as a DVD or a URL directing to a relevant web page). Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that they have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.