Bachelor in Creative Computing

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BSc Creative Computing

The University of London is truly one of the great universities of the world. A federation of 18 world-class Colleges and 10 specialist institutes, its reputation for high academic standards has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of its Colleges since 1836. University of London degrees are recognised internationally by governments, universities, employers and professional bodies as being of the highest academic quality.

Since 1858, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London International Programmes, the longest standing flexible and distance learning programmes in the world. Over the years, many exceptional people who have studied with the University of London International Programmes have shaped our world. Former students include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. Today, the University of London International Programmes is truly international in character with over 52,000 students in more than 190 countries.

Academic direction for all of the courses offered through the University of London International Programmes is provided by Colleges of the University. Academics at these Colleges develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. This means that students benefit from the academic rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the Colleges. It also ensures that the standard of award made to International Programmes students is maintained at the same level as the standard of award made to students studying at one of the Colleges of the University.

In the case of undergraduate courses in computing, academic direction is provided by Goldsmiths. Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths is internationally renowned for teaching and research in creative, cultural and cognitive disciplines. Its distinctive attitude to learning encourages students to explore ideas, challenge boundaries, investigate fresh ways of thinking, and stretch their minds intellectually and creatively. The Department of Computing at Goldsmiths sees interdisciplinarity to be the core of its identity, running undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes that include the application of computer science to the arts, media, music, design, games, psychology and business.

Upon successful completion of their studies, students are awarded a University of London degree or diploma. Although the standards of these awards are maintained at the same level as the standards of awards made to students studying at Goldsmiths, the awards are distinct from degrees or other qualifications awarded by Goldsmiths. The certificate that students receive following graduation will state that the student was registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree or diploma. It will also state that examinations were conducted by Goldsmiths.



Academic direction for this course is provided by Goldsmith.

The degree will provide you with the knowledge of the skills required to make you a creative computing professional. Computer science is an important aspect in modern entertainment, cultural, recreational and arts scene, and this degree will prepare in a more formal manner professionals who wish to join this very exciting industry. Whilst you will learn the basic computer science elements, you will master the techniques of computer multi-media capabilities.


This Degree is for you if you

Wish to pursue a career in the computing, media, arts and design industry using modern computing tools.

Wish to gain the research skills to move on to higher studies in the process of new media development.

You would like to learn how to use and design software applications, using media framework and development tools.


Features of the Degree

This degree is a unique qualification which aims to bridge the knowledge gap between creativity and the power of technology in harnessing the creativity of individuals. It will give you the ability to become a technically competent creative artist, able to use technical tools to creatively produce art, sound & image work.

The degree will be valued by employers who are looking for people who can demonstrate the ability to use computing creatively in the various areas of art and design, especially in the movie and commercial making industry, web site design, as well as in the development of games.

The awarding body for this programme is the University of London lead college Goldsmiths.

Last updated Jan 2018

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St Martin's Institute of IT is a licensed (License No: 196) private tertiary education institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta, offering a range of MQF Level 5 ... Read More

St Martin's Institute of IT is a licensed (License No: 196) private tertiary education institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta, offering a range of MQF Level 5 Diploma and Level 6 & 7 degrees in computer and social sciences conferred by the University of London. St Martin's was set up in 1985 and started supporting programmes offered through the University of London International in the year 2000. St Martin's has established itself as a unique teaching institution in Malta based upon a commitment of quality education. This has been confirmed through a track record of excellent results in these past years, culminating in 70% of graduating students of 2006 attaining first class honour, with two students receiving three academic awards between them. The previous two years also were a success story with 50% graduating with first class honours. It is imperative to put things in perspective. Malta is the smallest European Union member country, with a total population of just over four hundred thousand, with, though one of the oldest Universities established by the Knights of St John in the 16th century. The competition for students is thus very arduous and the success being gained by St Martin's graduates is having a marked effect on opening up the tertiary education sector in Malta, from a veritable monopoly into a pluralistic environment which will have a positive effect on the population of Malta. Thousands of international students are attracted to Malta to study English every year, and a number of these students are choosing St Martin's to read for the qualifications offered through the University of London rather than go back to their home country. This augurs well for the future of the institute, and the University of London International Programmes in Malta. Read less