Creative Computing

This course celebrates digital creativity. We teach you broad computing and design skills, from smartphone app building to VR game development and beyond. You learn your craft from the ground up, through a mix of workshops, tech demos, creative problem solving challenges and collaborative briefs. We believe that in this field you learn best by making, so you can look forward to creating digital work from day one.

BSc (Hons)

Creative Computing

3 Years  |  6 Semesters |  @RAK Academic Center

Overview |

In Creative Computing, we teach you skills essential to creative computing and digital creativity more widely. These include programming (C languages, Java), web app deployment (HTML5, JavaScript, PHP), and asset creation (Adobe).

Since you are registered as Bath Spa University UK students; you’ll have the opportunity to transfer & study in UK from Yr 2 onward at their current fee structure.

Course Structure |

Year One: Level 4:

Master the basics. Start your journey through Creative Computing by developing key skills in computing and digital design. We provide an induction to computer science (binary, hardware, operating systems, networking) and probe the social and ethical consequences that are distinct to the digital age. Weekly skills workshops expose you to the basics of web development, physical computing (Arduino, Raspberry Pi) and object-oriented programming. Specific modules on creative problem solving, interface design and coding for the visual arts are available to joint or major route students.

Year Two: Level 5:

Enhance your digital skill set. Core module, Code-lab II introduces the C family of programming languages. We introduce agile methodologies of production and teach you how to deploy event listeners and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to create interactive, data driven programs.

Year Three: Level 6:

Kick-start your career. You’ll enhance your software development knowledge, while setting yourself up for success in the tech / creative industries. One third of your time is spent developing a significant digital artifact. This work becomes the centerpiece of a compelling, industry-focused creative portfolio.

Year 1 Semester 1

Introduction to Computing

Digital Storytelling

Code Lab 1

Year 1 Semester 2

Experience Design

Web Development

Ideation & Creative Problem Solving

Year 2 Semester 1

Code Lab 2

Games Development

Smartphone Apps

Year 2 Semester 2

Emerging Technologies

Creative Industry Challenge 

The Responsive Web

Year 3 Semester 1

Applied Computing

Creative Incubator

Cyber Security

Year 3 Semester 2

Web Apps

Tomorrow's Web

Physical Computing

Assessments |

 

Creative Computing is almost entirely coursework assessed. You’ll deliver a varied and balanced collection of artefacts including prototype software, experiment portfolios, digital interfaces, interactive stories and web apps. Project work is supported by contextual essays, reflective commentaries, sketchbooks, reports, pitches, presentations, debates and b/vlogs.

Teaching Methods | 

 

You’ll be taught through creative workshops, technical labs, seminars and project drop-ins. These sessions are supported by individual and team tutorials throughout your degree programme. CodeLab modules are delivered in small groups. This provides the tutor contact time you need to learn computer programming effectively.

 

A network of visiting speakers and mentors keep you in touch with developments in the tech/creative sectors, while a team of technical demonstrators reinforce the ‘skills training’ aspects of your learning.

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Entry Requirements |

 

For Direct Entry in Year 1:

  • Indian students with 65% marks at Grade XII / Pakistani students with 70% marks at Grade XII

  • A Level - Grades BCC

  • Other equivalent qualifications from EduQual/BTEC with Merit


For Direct Entry in Year 2:

  • Accredited Prior Learning equivalent to Year 1

  • Other equivalent qualifications from EduQual/BTEC with Merit


For Direct Entry in Year 3:

  • Accredited Prior Learning equivalent to Year 2

  • Other equivalent qualifications from EduQual/BTEC with Merit

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English Language |

 

A mandatory English Language Test by the Bath Spa University UK conducted at the UAE Campus. Contact Us for details.

​Pls Note:

All applications are reviewed individually. Pls contact us to check your eligibility.

Bath Spa University Academic Center RAK

RAKEZ Academy Zone 3, Block D

First Floor, Al Dhait South

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Bath Spa University, United Kingdom shall solely administer the issuance of degree and mark sheets. Bath Spa University UK meets all desired requirements for foreign degree attestations.
Bath Spa University Academic Center RAK is approved by the UAE Government through RAKEZ to operate as an International Higher Education Institution in Ras Al Khaimah Academic Zone.
Bath Spa University Academic Center RAK  bears no responsibility for MOHESR degree attestation or degree equivalence.

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