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Creative Computing with Industrial Experience

I153 4 years

Overview

This programme is an innovative inter-disciplinary training programme which covers fundamental aspects of the digital economy, creative multimedia production, multimedia social networks, computer-driven animation, multimedia scripting, interactive multimedia design, 3-D graphics, web-based advertisement production, and management and planning of media assets. You will also study computer systems, digital installations and software with a special focus on new media creation, and develop core knowledge of media production and multimedia system design. After completing this programme, you will have developed a combination of technical and creative skills.

The programme includes a year working in industry. This work placement occurs at the end of Year 2.

Structure

The modules listed below provide some general guidance on what you may be expected to learn during each semester and year of this degree. The exact modules available may vary depending on staff availability, research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Year 1 Modules

Semester 1

  • Arts Application Programming (15 credits)
  • Bridging Arts and Technology (15 credits)
  • Professional and Research Practice (15 credits)
  • Studio Practice Year 1 (30 credits)

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Audio (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Multimedia (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Web Technology (15 credits)
  • Studio Practice Year 1 (cont) (30 credits)

Semester 1 and 2

  • Skills for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (non-credit bearing module)

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model to all our degrees. For further information on this initiative please contact: eecs-ug-enquiries@qmul.ac.uk.

Year 2 Modules

Semester 3

  • Website Design and Authoring Tools (15 credits)
  • Creating Interactive Objects (15 credits)
  • Interactive Media Design and Production (15 credits)

Select a stream from the following:

Students must follow the same stream over Semester 3 and 4

Stream A (Technology)

Plus one module from:

  • Software Engineering (15 credits)
  • Internet Protocols and Applications (15 credits)

Stream B (Geography/Media)

  • Cultural Geographies (15 credits)

Stream C (Film: Production)

and one module from:

  • Software Engineering (15 credits)
  • Internet Protocols and Applications (15 credits)

Stream D (Design)

  • Design Studio (30 credits)

Semester 4

  • Sound Design (15 credits)
  • Group Creative Project (15 credits)

Follow the stream selected in Semester 3:

Stream A (Technology)

  • Database Systems (15 credits)
  • Graphical User Interfaces (15 credits)

Stream B (Geography/Media)

  • Graphical User Interfaces (15 credits)
  • Society and Space (15 credits)

Stream C (Film: Production)

  • Production Skills (30 credits)

Stream D (Design)

  • Graphical User Interfaces (15 credits)
  • Design Studio (cont) (30 credits)

Year 3 Modules

Semester 5 and 6

  • Industrial Placement Project (30 credits)

Final Year Modules

Semester 7

  • Project (30 credits)

Plus three modules from:

  • Entrepreneurship in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • Data Mining (15 credits)
  • Computer Graphics (15 credits)
  • Sound Recording and Production Techniques (15 credits)
  • Design for Human Interaction (15 credits)
  • Web Programming (15 credits)
  • Semi-Structured Data and Advanced Data Modelling (15 credits)

Semester 6

  • Project (cont) (30 credits)
  • Interaction Design (15 credits)
  • Digital Media and Social Networks (15 credits)

Plus one module from:

  • Product Development (15 credits)
  • C++ for Image Processing (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis (15 credits)
  • Creative Production (15 credits) (Programme Co-ordinator approval required)

We aim to deliver your programme so that it closely matches the way in which it has been described to you by QMUL in print, online, and/or in person. Please be assured that we review our modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes.

Please check the School website for further module information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ELECTIVE MODULE AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO TIMETABLING CONSTRAINTS AND THAT MODULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Entry requirements

General Admission Entry Requirements can be found below.

2018 Entry requirements

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.

General Admissions Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course, to the indicated levels for the area of study. See our guidance on English Language requirements for all degree programmes.

Vocational and Other Qualifications

The College accepts a wide range of qualifications such as Access and Foundation programmes, vocational awards, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers and other Baccalaureates. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Admission is based on academic merit and on the proven ability of the applicant to achieve success on their chosen programme of study. Every application to Queen Mary is considered on its individual merits with personal statement and reference taken into consideration.

Combined Qualifications

If you are taking a combination of qualifications at Level 3, we will consider your academic profile and may make offers on a case-by-case basis. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Advanced Entry

Subject to the policy of the programme, it may be possible for students to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of a three or four year degree programme or, sometimes, the beginning of the third year of a four year programme. Please note, not all schools will consider advanced entry. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application for individual advice.

If you are applying for advanced entry on the basis of a post A-Level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS in the usual way. If you wish to transfer your degree studies from another UK higher education institution, you will be considered on the basis of your original A-Level or equivalent qualifications, current syllabus, academic references and results.

We typically expect you to have achieved a 2.1 standard on your current programme and have already met the standard equivalent first year entry requirements. Applications must be submitted via UCAS.

Non-UK students

European and International Applicants

Our students come from over 162 countries and we accept a wide range of European and International Qualifications for entry, in addition to A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please see our International Admissions webpages for further details of our academic requirements, and information regarding how we assess the equivalence of your qualification.

Applicants will typically be expected to be taking academic subjects relevant to the programme of study. You are advised to review the A-Level and IB requirements for an indication of these subjects. If you are at all unclear, the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) is happy to advise you further.

Further Information

For any other enquiries directly relating to our entry requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk

See our information and guidance on how to apply.

Learning and teaching

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Sandwich £9,250

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Sandwich £19,000

You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.

Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.

For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.

See more general information about fees.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676
email: fees@qmul.ac.uk

Funding

Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.

Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.

Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.

Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students

There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.

Find out more about international scholarships.

Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.

Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs

Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.

If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland you have an equivalent Student Finance department for your region.

Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):

  • A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
  • A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
  • Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
  • You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:

  • How to apply for student finance
  • What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
  • What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
  • What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one 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.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

  • Additional sources of funding
  • Planning your budget and cutting costs
  • Part-time and vacation work
  • Money for lone parents

For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.

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