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Creative Computing - BSc Diploma and Mature Entry Route

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Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Progression

Goldsmiths is the UK's leading creative university. No fewer than 5 of its graduates have gone on to win the prestigious Turner prize. This creative programme has been developed by academics within Goldsmiths' Department of Computing. The Department is a leading centre in the UK for the study of Arts and Music Computing, Cognitive Computing and Artifical Intelligence, and Computer Science. Academic staff are leaders and partners on a variety of research projects, including working with the BBC, Yahoo, MIT, Cambridge University and
Brown University. Visit http://aikon-gold.com to find out about Goldsmiths' AIKON project which uses computational and robotic technologies to explore the drawing the human face.

This degree will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to act as a creative autonomous professional in the computing and cultural industries. It prepares you for a variety of careers, including: design (particularly games design), computing in the film, music or tv industry, web development, animation, IT consultancy or systems management or analysis.

Structure and Syllabus

BSc: 12 units (11 units plus the compulsory project)
Diploma: 5 units (the 4 compulsory Level 1 units, a fifth compulsory unit Mathematics for business, plus Study skills in English)
Work Experience Entry Route: 2 units ('Creative computing 1' and 'Introduction to Java and object-oriented programming')

BSc structure

Level 1
Four compulsory full units:
Mathematics for computing [2910102]
Introduction to Java and object-oriented programming [2910109]
Introduction to computing and the internet [2910110]
Creative computing 1: image, sound and motion  [2910112]
Level 2
Four compulsory full units:
Database systems [2910209]
Graphical object-oriented and Internet programming in Java [2910220]
Software engineering, algorithm design and analysis [2910226]
Creative computing 2:interactive multimedia [2910227]
Level 3
Three compulsory half units:
Interaction design [2910348]
Sound and music [2910346]
Computing art and image effects [2910343]
Plus three half units chosen from the following:
Artificial intelligence [2910310]
Neural networks [2910311]
Software engineering management [2910314]
Operations research and combinatorial optimisation [2910352]
Accounting information systems [2910317]
Information systems management [2910318]
Decision support and executive information systems [2910319]
Electronic commerce [2910323]