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  |  360 Credits  |  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

Web Apps

Cyber Security

Year 3 Semester 2

Creative Incubator

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 applic.ations are reviewed individually. Pls contact us to check your eligibility.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Iftikhar A Khan, Program Leader for Creative Computing at iftikhar@bathspa.ae; to discuss eligibility, pathway programs & other information.

What you will study?

Intro to Computing | 20 Credits | Yr 1.1

In this module you will learn what data is and how it can be represented, manipulated, processed, stored, transferred, error-checked and compressed. You will learn how to elicit, represent and analyse the flow of data through systems, and how systems are effectively developed. You will gain an understanding of devices, software, models and protocols that are used to do this, as well as associated social, legal and ethical implications.

Topics Covered |

A Brief History of Computing | Raw Data | Computer Components | Memory | Operating Systems | Networks | The Internet | The fetch-execute cycle | Human-Computer Interaction

Learning Outcomes |

By successful completion of the module, you will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Knowledge of the core features of contemporary computing systems.

  • Skills in interpreting, manipulating and representing data.

  • Engagement with the key social, ethical, cultural and legal consequences of computing.

  • An ability to locate, assess and consolidate information in the field of computer science from print and online resources.

 

Tools, Activities & Assessments |

 

Presentations | Essays | Research Report

Meet your Tutors.

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    Subject Leader | Link Tutor | PhD Scholar - Digital Media

    Lee Scott is Subject Leader of Creative Computing at Bath Spa University, UK and a creative researcher with a specialism in digital opera. His work is transdisciplinary in nature, combining songwriting, animation, games and performance art with computer science and software development.

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    Dr. M N Broh| mnbrohi@bathspa.ae

    Campus Director | Sr. Professor | PhD - Information Technology

    With over 35 years of academic excellence and leadership; Dr. Brohi continues to actively contribute through critical modules, academic research & industry relations.

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    Iftikhar A Khan | info@bathspa.ae

    Program Leader | Sr. Lecturer | PhD Scholar - Design

    With a strong design background & over 15 years of teaching experience in the UAE; Mr. Iftikhar leads Modules related to media, design & creativity. His research interests include design, creativity, education, sociology & psychology.

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    Arshiya Subhani | arshiya@bathspa.ae

    Sr. Lecturer | M.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering

    With over 10 years of teaching experience for higher education; Ms Arshiya specializes in teaching programming languages and technical modules. Her areas of interest are Cyber security, Cloud Computing, IoT, Data warehousing, Big Data and Networking.

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    Abdul Basit | abdul@bathspa.ae

    Sr. Lecturer | MSCS Software Engineering

    With over 10 years teaching experience in computer sciences and strong background in programming & software development in various fields of computing & mobile applications development.

What our students say about the program?

Kyla Jaycee Buarao

With the course, Creative Computing, I've learned to write codes efficiently with different programming languages and enhance my skills in digital design as well.

Richard Galapate

The Creative Computing programme allowed me to nourish my creativity and combine it with my love for technology. It's not your usual computing course, it's more of an upgraded one which taught us to innovate, create, and understand technology in different perspectives.

Allelee Jaine Flores

BSc Creative Computing was daunting at first, but it has offered nothing but incredible opportunities for me to explore my abilities and creativity. I was able to study a wide variety of selections to choose from, especially Gaming and Web Development.

Patrisha Ortigas

BSC Creative Computing helped me understand that to code, we need to apply creativity, not just pure coding logic.

Bath Spa University Academic Center RAK

RAKEZ Academy Zone 3, Block D

First Floor, Al Dhait South

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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