MA/MSc Computing and Creative Industry (Modular)

University of the Arts London
1 years 3 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
09 October 2023
University of the Arts London

About this program

MA/MSc Computing and Creative Industry (Modular)

MA/MSc Computing and Creative Industry (Modular) is a modular program that enables you to study units from across the Creative Computing Institute (CCI) post graduate courses in a combination that suits you. For example, units available with this course come from MSc Creative Computing, MSc Data Science and the Creative Industries and MA Internet Equalities. This means you are able select that specific areas of study that interest you and tailor your post graduate experience at the CCI to support your career aspirations.

The name of this award reflects that three core areas of study across the CCI that are available to you to choose to study: Creativity, Computing and Industry. The study of creativity is available within practice-based project units where you apply computing skills to produced innovative creative outcomes. The study of Computing is available in units that target specific technologies such as machine leaning or natural language processing with common programing languages such as Python. The study of Industry is available within units that explore practical and critical concepts related to the social phenomena of computing and its impact on the ethical dimensions of products, services and culture. With the ability to select units of study across this range you are able to take account of your individual level technical ability, desire for critical engagement and your intended graduate path.

Further benefits of the course include; the ability to study with a range of peers on different CCI courses, access to dedicated CCI specialist course facilities and technical staff, access to a broad range of CCI academic across specialist subject areas.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

  • IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language Requirements)

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in the broad fields of arts and humanities or the specific fields of science and technology studies, computer science, data science, computing, a joint computer sciences and arts/humanities degree. We also welcome application from a creative disciplines with substantial computational practice.

Educational level may be demonstrated by:

Honours degree (as above).

Possession of equivalent qualifications in a design-related or creative discipline.

Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. Your experience is assessed as a learning process and tutors will evaluate that experience for currency, validity, quality and sufficiency.

Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

Applicants without the required qualifications, but with professional experience may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the AP(E)L system.

APEL - Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • A combination of these factors

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Term 1

60 credits from the following units:

  • Creative Making: Advanced Physical Computing
  • Critical Studies: Computational Thinking and Creative Practice
  • Coding One: Advanced Creative Coding
  • STEM for Creatives
  • Natural Language Processing for the Creative Industries

Term 2

40/60 credits from the following units:

  • Coding Two: Advanced Frameworks
  • Critical Studies: Computational Thinking and Creative Practice
  • Creative Making: Advanced Visualisation and Computational Environments
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence for Media
  • Computational Inequalities
  • Designing for Responsible Innovation
  • Human Rights and Computation

Term 3

40/60 credits from the following units:

  • Platform Potentials
  • Coding Three: Exploring Machine Intelligence
  • Creative Making: Advanced Visualisation and
  • Computational Environments
  • Data Science in the Creative Industries
  • Personalisation and Machine Learning

Term 4

  • MA Advanced Project or
  • MSc Advanced Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Course length: 1 year 3 months full time (45 weeks across a four-term model)


  • The full tuition fee of 2022/23 for local students is £11,220 per year.
  • The full tuition fee of 2022/23 for International students is £22,920 per year.


  • Project work
  • Peer learning and knowledge exchange
  • Collaborative problem-solving and group work
  • Studio/lab-based practice and masterclasses
  • Industry visits and guest critiques
  • Lectures and seminars

Career paths

Depending on your unit choice graduates will be well placed to work in the following areas:

  • Technology Development
  • Technology Policy
  • Technology Research
  • Creative Critical Practice
  • Digital Product Development
  • Digital Project Management
  • User Research
  • Creative Technologist
  • Creative Developer
  • Web Developer
  • UX Developer
  • iOS App Developer
  • Software Developer
  • IoT / Smart Products Developer
  • Front – End Developer
  • Digital Strategist
  • Live Events Technologist
  • Technology Researcher
  • Machine Intelligence Developer
  • Broadcast Technologist
  • IT Specialist
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Digital Entrepreneur
  • Digital Creative
  • Interactive Designer

A proportion of graduates may also wish to pursue PhD study.

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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings®, for the fifth year in a row. It has an international reputation in art, design, communication,...

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Why study at University of the Arts London

With multiple sites across London, UAL offers endless opportunities to draw inspiration from this global creative hub.

  • UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers across the creative industries and beyond.
  • Graduates are frequently shortlisted for national and global awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
  • UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students.
  • The university offers a wide range of theoretical and practice-based research programmes leading to a PhD or MPhil.
  • UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities, with 83% of research conducted by UAL students and staff graded as world-leading.
  • UAL has a diverse student community, with students drawn from over 130 countries across the globe.
  • Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from London’s world-famous art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • UAL’s dedicated support service offers useful advice for international students including guidance on funding, visa applications and accommodation.

Contact info

University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom

Phone no: +4420 7514 8480

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