Creative Computing

Entry Year: 2019

3 Study Options

Creative Computing BSc (Eng) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Eng) (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
I152
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£19,000*

*These fees are for the 2018-19 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2019-20 have not yet been set.

Creative Computing with Industrial Experience BSc (Eng) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Eng) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
I153
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£19,000*

*These fees are for the 2018-19 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2019-20 have not yet been set.

Creative Computing with Year Abroad BSc (Eng) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Eng) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
I12Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250*
International fees
£19,100*

*These fees are for the 2018-19 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2019-20 have not yet been set.

Creative Computing

Overview

The boundary between digital and creative roles is blurring, and few graduates have the combination of skills employers are looking for.

Our BSc (Eng) Creative Computing addresses this shortage of talent, arming students with a portfolio of artistic, design and technical skills through an exciting and flexible programme.

You’ll learn core skills for new media production – interactive media design, arts computing and physical computing – as well as understanding the theory underpinning computer and multimedia systems.

In the second year you’ll choose one of technology, design, geography/media or film production to study in depth, picking up all the practical and technical skills you’ll need to work in the creative industries. The final year offers a wide choice of modules, so you can fine-tune your learning to match your aims and interests.

In your final-year individual project you can link your creative skills to research in the school, including e-textiles, interaction design and digital music, presenting your project in the Queen Mary Design Show.

Structure

You can complete your Creative Computing degree in three or four years. If you choose to do a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

  • Arts Application Programming
  • Bridging Arts and Technology
  • Design Studio (double module)
  • Fundamentals of Web Technology
  • Introduction to Digital Audio
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Professional and Research Practice

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Creating Interactive Objects
  • Creative Group Project
  • Interactive Media Design and Production
  • Sound Design
  • Website Design and Authoring

Stream A: Technology

  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Project

Stream B: Geography/Media

  • Cultural Geographies
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Society and Space

Stream C: Film production

  • Production Skills 
  • Software Engineering

Stream D: Design

  • Design Studio
  • Graphical User Interfaces

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Interaction Design
  • Project

Choose three from

  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Mining
  • Design for Human Interaction
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Sound Recording and Production Techniques
  • Web Programming

Choose one from

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Creative Production
  • Image Processing
  • Multi-Platform Games Development
  • Product Development

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

In 2017, we introduced the QMUL Model to all our degrees. For further information on this initiative please visit QMUL Model.

Year in industry

Want to pick up some solid work experience while applying and improving your skills? Spend your third year working for a public or private sector organisation in a role directly related to your studies.

Our students have worked with companies including:

  • Disney
  • L’Oréal
  • Microsoft Studios.

Find out more about degrees with industrial experience.

Please note that placements are highly competitive and awarded based on your application, academic track record and performance at interview. If you are not successful in securing a placement, your third year will be spent at Queen Mary completing your studies.

Year abroad

Go global and spend your third academic year abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary.

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Testimonial

Having the opportunity, through my degree, to attend the IBM Best Student Recognition event was a real honour. I felt privileged to share and work with such smart, intellectual individuals.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

You’ll spend 15 to 20 hours per week in lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials. You will also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study. You’ll meet with your personal adviser regularly to ensure that you are settling in and progressing well.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Individual and group projects are assessed through a written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including an award-winning informatics teaching laboratory with more than 300 PCs running Linux and Windows. You’ll have access to multimedia labs, recording studios and our performance space to work on your projects.

Entry requirements

Creative Computing - BSc (Eng) (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Creative Computing with Industrial Experience - BSc (Eng) (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Creative Computing with Year Abroad - BSc (Eng) (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics at grade B.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you for a career in fields such as digital media, music and film production, computer gaming, communications and the internet.

Job titles of recent graduates include UI/UX Designer, UX Researcher, Video Producer, Graphic Designer, Systems Engineer, Technology Consultant and Brand Manager.

Recent Creative Computing graduates have been hired by:

  • Disney
  • EY
  • IBM
  • Next
  • Start-ups and design studios.

Career support

Finding your first job is made easier through our strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology. We run an annual IT and Technology Fair, featuring up to 30 organisations seeking new talent.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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  • Creative Computing with Industrial Experience - BSc (Eng) (Hons)

  • Creative Computing with Year Abroad - BSc (Eng) (Hons)

About the School

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 per cent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.

The School has an energetic student community, taking part in programming competitions and hack events.

Why Queen Mary?

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

5th in the UK

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

Russell Group

Member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Global top 50

Global top 50

English, drama, and law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2018)