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UAL Creative Computing Institute completes its initial portfolio of courses

A woman with a white glove on connected to wires. She is looking at the glove and has long braids tied up, she is smiling.
A woman with a white glove on connected to wires. She is looking at the glove and has long braids tied up, she is smiling.
Gabrielle Ngoo working in the Physical Computing Lab, Creative Computing Institute, UAL | Photograph: Alys Tomlinson
Written by
Kat Smith
Published date
12 January 2022

We are excited to announce that the initial portfolio of courses at UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) are fully operational, offering undergraduates, postgraduates and those outside of UAL the chance to explore the world of creative computing, develop their skills and meet likeminded people in the community.

CCI first began its programmes in September 2019 and was introduced as an institute in recognition of UAL’s view of computational practices as a key pillar of creative agency in the 21st century. From game design to data visualisation, the courses across the institute explore the intersection of creativity and computing.

Find out more about the courses now available at CCI:

Undergraduate

BSc Creative Computing is an exciting mix of computing and creative practice, where students can learn to code, build apps, craft digital experiences, explore machine intelligence and more.

UAL Diploma Creative Computing is a chance for second-year UAL students from across the university to spend their penultimate year enhancing their UAL degree with the computation skills shaping the future of the digital creative industries.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate courses allow students to take their study in creative computing to the next level, developing specialist skills with a particular focus. The courses are varied and include MSc, MA and MRes qualifications.

MSc Creative Computing gives students an exciting mix of computing and creative practice, while MRes Creative Computing gives students a material understanding of computational technologies in the context of creative computing research.

MA Internet Equalities explores how power relations and structures of oppression are organised, embedded and perpetuated by internet technologies.

In MSc Data Science and AI for the Creative Industries students get the opportunity to learn computer and data science skills, as well as being introduced to functional approaches to AI.

The Graduate Diploma in Creative Computing is a year-long pre-masters course that gives an in-depth understanding of creative technology, preparing for further study in the field – this is the same as the UAL diploma for those already studying at the university.

The MA/MSc Computing and Creative Industry (Modular)course allows students to build their own postgraduate degree from units across CCI to support their aspirations.

From 2022/23, online parallel learning will be available for MSc Creative Computing, MSc Data Science and AI for the Creative Industries, MA Internet Equalities and MSc/MA Modular.

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Photo: Alys Tomlinson

Future Learn courses

CCI’s Future Learn ExpertTrack courses are designed to help build specialist skills.

The courses have been developed with the likes of Coding Black Females, UKBlackTech and Feminist Internet and explore anti-racism in technology, gender-inclusive approaches, conversational interfaces and more.

Not everyone can afford the time, living expenses or other costs of taking one of our full, campus-based degrees. By bringing components of our offer online, we are expanding our network of learners and providing more flexible opportunities to engage the power of creative computing. We hope to support a broad range of potential students from those who want a career change, to build on a recent qualification, or to study alongside existing commitments.  Our Future Learn courses on subjects from Introduction to Creative AI to Designing a Feminist Chatbot have attracted global learners from countries including the UK, USA, India, Brazil and the Philippines, and provide a unique opportunity to develop technical, conceptual, and soft skills in a community it would be impossible to access otherwise.

- Charlotte Webb,  Senior Lecturer for Online Courses at CCI and co-founder of Feminist Internet

Short Courses

CCI also facilitate Short Courses, offering the chance to learn a new skill or develop an existing practice. All Short Courses at UAL include practical, industry-relevant learning, feedback on work and a certificate upon completion.

Explore the CCI Short Courses.

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