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BSc (Hons) Digital Arts Computing

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

In Digital Arts Computing you will develop artistic work in conversation with critical studies. Through a series of projects for public exhibition you will explore the materialities of creative computing. This degree will prepare you to transform and lead the field of digital art.

  • This degree places you in the middle of a fast-evolving industry - digital arts computing is where some of the most exciting developments in technology and culture are currently found.
  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of programming and the theory behind art and technology, but you’ll also have the chance to develop your creative practice. You’ll be making a variety of art works, building your portfolio and developing a series of projects that will be exhibited publicly.
  • You’ll produce works across a diverse range of media – not just on a screen. Supported by studio technicians in state-of-the-art facilities, you will have access to motion capture, virtual reality, 360 immersive cinema and audio visual, 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, wearable technologies, woodworking, digital sculpture and embroidery.
  • We regularly invite world-class artists and curators to explain their work and engage in critical dialogue with our students. This allows you to develop a wider understanding of the contemporary art scene and how your work sits within the professional art world.

In Digital Arts Computing you will develop artistic work in conversation with critical studies. Through a series of projects for public exhibition you will explore the materialities of creative computing. This degree will prepare you to transform and lead the field of digital art. This degree places you in the middle of a fast-evolving industry - digital arts computing is...

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Course Content

The programme is made up of three components:

  • Computational arts practice. This will combine technical and creative skills and will be taught by practising computational artists in the Department of Computing
  • Critical studies of contemporary art. This will be taught in the Department of Art
  • Core technical computing, with a particular focus on audio-visual technology. This will be taught in the Department of Computing 

The programme is made up of three components: Computational arts practice. This will combine technical and creative skills and will be taught by practising computational artists in the Department of Computing Critical studies of contemporary art. This will be taught in the Department of Art Core technical computing, with a particular focus on...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

New Cross, London

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
BTEC: DDM
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules 
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Additional requirements

Portfolio
We request up to 12 items of work for portfolio, these can be images or video of sculpture, painting, drawings, digital or any other work that gives us an understanding of your practice. We will request to see a portfolio when invited for an in person interview.

You should ideally have Grade B/Grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths. If your portfolio is particularly strong we may accept a slightly lower GCSE Maths grade.

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

We accept the following qualifications: A-level: BBB BTEC: DDM International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655  Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules 

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Assessment Methods

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:

  • Year 1 - 90% coursework, 10% written exam
  • Year 2 - 100% coursework
  • Year 3 - 100% coursework

*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for the traditional pathway in 2018/19. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. 

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*: Year 1 - 90% coursework, 10% written exam Year 2 - 100% coursework Year...

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