Each course is divided into units, which are credit-rated. The minimum unit size is 20 credits. The MSc course structure involves six units, totalling 180 credits.
You will respond to briefs that are set to test your learning, in the units described below:
Autumn, term one:
- Coding One: Advanced Creative Coding (20 credits)
- Creative Making: Advanced Physical Computing (20 credits)
- Critical Studies: Computational Thinking and Creative Practice (20 credits)
Spring, term two:
- Critical Studies: Computational Thinking and Creative Practice (continued)
- Coding Two: Advanced Frameworks (20 credits)
- Creative Making: Advanced Visualisation and Computational Environments (40 credits)
Summer, term three:
- Creative Making: Advanced Visualisation and Computational Environments (continued)
- Coding Three: Exploring Machine Intelligence (20 credits)
Autumn, term four:
- Creative Making: MSc Advanced Project (40 credits)
Learning and teaching methods
You will undertake creative practice, applied computing including coding and computational concepts and critical reflection in each term. There will be opportunities for you to work in teams in discovery-based contexts that build the soft skills that are of benefit to the workplace.
Assessments methods include:
- Assessed coursework
- Portfolio based project
- Critical essays
- Presentations through a range of media
The information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course.
In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.
We will update this course from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us.