Creative TechnologiesLeicester Campus
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Rank: 70 (UKEAS)
Location: Leicester Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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De Montfort University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The Creative Technologies MA/MSc is an innovative and transformational programme that crosses traditional subject disciplines and enables students to work at the convergence of technology and creative practice.Students may be technologists with creative dimensions, artists working with technologies, designers with programming skills or a combination of other traditional disciplines - this course will give them the vision to learn and be in tune with contemporary creative technologies. You will receive an exciting and innovative multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning and research, bringing together eScience, digital arts and design and humanities in a way that will cross traditional disciplines and boundaries, encouraging innovation and developing new modes of collaboration.Subject areas open to students include Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Creative Coding, Digital Arts, Digital Cultures, Future Cities, Holography, Internet of Things, Interactions Design, Systems Design, Transmedia Practice and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities. Students are able to select modules from a range of areas and combine them into an independent project. In our world of rapidly developing technologies, graduates require skills that enable them to utilise and combine technologies in creative ways. The future workforce must be equipped with a range of contemporary hybrid skills necessary for digital technology innovation, including higher-level digital, technical and interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as skills in critical thinking and creative development.The course is suitable for students from a variety of discipline backgrounds and sectors; graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate study with a view to increasing their employability within the creative technology and digital cultural industries, mature students with existing postgraduate degrees who wish to expand their interdisciplinary portfolio and company-sponsored professionals working in creative technology industries.
Applicants should normally possess a 2.1 honours degree in a creative technologies-related subject area. We take a transdisciplinary approach and welcome applications from a wide range of subject areas and all non-standard applications will be carefully considered. Equivalent qualifications from other international systems will receive the same consideration and applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. There is a three-stage application process: Application form. An example of their Creative Technologies-related work. A personal statement explaining why the candidate believes that this course is right for them and how it relates to their work with creative technologies.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for De Montfort University.
About this university
The International Office is available for international students and covers areas such as recruitment and admissions. They are also available to offer advice on a wide range of subject, both in person and through an online chat option. They can offer assistance with matters such as visas advice and immigration matters as well as offering country specific information for students. There is also a Centre for English Language Learning within the university that offers lessons for students to whom English isnâ€™t a first language. Some of these courses are even free of charge depending on what you are studying. The Campus Centre is home to the Student Union as well as a number of other student facilities and is at the heart of the campus. The three story, steel frame building was completed in 2003 as part of regeneration plans. As well as the union, it is home to student run media such as the radio station, TV station and newspaper as well as a food court and the lettings agency to help students find accommodation outside the campus. Another facility open to students is the Student Gateway, offering welfare and guidance on matters such as finance, jobs and careers, counselling and mental health issues. They are found within Gateway House. Outside the classroom, there is plenty to keep students active and occupied. There are 67 societies and clubs covering a range of subjects. There are 35 societies including arts, interest groups and volunteering opportunities while there are also 32 different sports to get involve with. These take part in the various university leagues around the country and involved competitive sports as well as recreational ones ranging from cricket and football to fencing and martial arts.