12 Months  |  3 Trimesters | Academic Center RAK

Creative Computing is everywhere. The collision of good ideas and technological innovation continues to enhance how we communicate, learn, play, work and live. Our growing reliance on computing tools and experiences nevertheless demands a new form of talent – people who are technical yet creative, analytical yet playful, and experimental yet business-minded.

MSc Creative Computing has been designed to respond to this growing need within the creative industries. You’ll undertake modules designed to enhance your understanding and application of technology in a creative context, while gaining essential skills in creative research, interdisciplinary collaboration and enterprise.

MSc Creative Computing aims to develop high-value postgraduates that can enhance the output and trajectory of any digital agency. You’ll be taught the key skills needed to conduct creative research, shape a product to ‘market ready’ stage, and collaborate productively with practitioners within unfamiliar fields.
This is a flexible course that responds to your practice – whether you’re a game designer, software developer, animator or web technologist. You’ll undertake modules designed to enhance your understanding of the creative industries and digital creativity more widely, yet on your own terms, with an emphasis on deploying your own creative and technological skills in new, rewarding contexts.

Course Structure

1

Trimester

Level 7

Hackspace takes an experimental approach. You will develop demonstrable proof-of- concept artefacts that target a selection of creative tools and technologies.
A practice-led research investigation in the field of Creative Computing. Here you have the opportunity to refine your creative and technological skills, apply research and development skills.

2

Trimester

Level 7

Learn how to lead teams to shape original social enterprise or commercial ideas for the marketplace. You'll work with members of the Creative Computing subject team to project manage and support undergraduate students who are negotiating an in-house creative incubator.
Interrogate the intersection of storytelling and digital creativity. You'll collaborate with Creative Computing and Publishing students to create artefacts that inform, persuade or entertain.

3

Trimester

Level 7

Gain essential knowledge of project scoping, objective setting, data collection and analysis methods, and effective documentation.
Devised Project II is also a practice-led research investigation in the field of Creative Computing. It gives the opportunity to enhance creative and technological skills of the students, apply research and development skills, and importantly, create something that nobody has created before.

Assessments |

MSc Creative Computing is entirely coursework assessed. You’ll deliver a varied and balanced collection of computing artefacts, tech experiments, and interactive experiences. Project work is supported by contextual essays, research reports, reflective commentaries, sketchbooks, development documents, and presentations.

Work Experience & Industry Links |

We look for students with a drive to pursue big ideas and a clear willingness to try out new things. Successful applicants will be imaginative and organised with a keen eye for detail.
We encourage applications from individuals entering with industry experience, or from undergraduate study in fields such as computer science, creative computing, digital media, games development, digital art and creative technologies.
We also value interdisciplinary working, and would welcome conversations with people who have not graduated from a technical subject but have some experience in colliding computing with other disciplines.

Careers |

This Master’s programme is designed to prepare you for a wide range of occupations in general management across all industry sectors and the international environment.

It delivers practical skills and techniques applicable to business and management careers in marketing, enterprise and business start-ups, accounting management and international business.

Depending on your pathway and the modules you study, we have a number of professional opportunities for further business and management sector accreditation.

Eligibility |

Applications from a variety of backgrounds are welcomed. Normally a good honours degree in any academic discipline or a relevant professional qualification. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry standard, but who have relevant work experience, will be considered on their individual merits by the Course Director.

Recognized Prior Learning | (RPL)

Application of candidates seeking exemptions based on RPL will be individually evaluated. The RPL route is available to candidates having approved qualifications above Level 6 and having studied similar modules/subjects. The basic eligibility for RPL that have already been approved for a few exemptions are as under:

      •  LRN Diploma in Computing Level 7
      •  EduQual Diploma in Computing SQF Level 11

For specific exemptions, please contact us with evidence of Prior Learning.

For more information feel free to contact:

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

Modules Overview |

  •  Hackspace

  •  Research Methods

  •  Creative Leadership

  •  Digital Storytelling

    • Devised Project I

    •  Devised Project II

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Welcome

Creative Computing

12 Months  |  2 Semesters |  @RAK Academic Center
Creative Computing is everywhere. The collision of good ideas and technological innovation continues to enhance how we communicate, learn, play, work and live. Our growing reliance on computing tools and experiences nevertheless demands a new form of talent – people who are technical yet creative, analytical yet playful, and experimental yet business-minded. MSc Creative Computing has been designed to respond to this growing need within the creative industries. You’ll undertake modules designed to enhance your understanding and application of technology in a creative context, while gaining essential skills in creative research, interdisciplinary collaboration and enterprise. MSc Creative Computing aims to develop high-value postgraduates that can enhance the output and trajectory of any digital agency. You'll be taught the key skills needed to conduct creative research, shape a product to 'market ready' stage, and collaborate productively with practitioners within unfamiliar fields. This is a flexible course that responds to your practice – whether you're a game designer, software developer, animator or web technologist. You'll undertake modules designed to enhance your understanding of the creative industries and digital creativity more widely, yet on your own terms, with an emphasis on deploying your own creative and technological skills in new, rewarding contexts.
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Our Executive Team

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