De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Creative Technologies

On this course students will learn the higher level digital, technical, interpersonal and analytical skills necessary for working within creative technologies. The course is suitable for students from a variety of sectors from graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate study to increase their employability within the creative technology industries to mature students with existing postgraduate degrees who wish to expand their interdisciplinary portfolio, and company-sponsored professionals working in creative technology industries.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2.1 minimum) in a creative technologies relatedsubject area. If you have no formal academic qualifications, but do have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules are research methods and the major project, the focus of which is chosen by the student in negotiation with tutors. Projects in the past have included the design and construction of multi-touch surfaces, interactive games design, augmented reality exhibition displays, product design, web design, e-learning packages and digital art exhibitions. Projects may also be selected from a range of commercial briefs, working with local organisations. Optional modules are offered across discipline areas, including: Creative digital media; lenticular animation and holography; computational intelligence; evolutionary computing; software engineering; interactive art; digital music; animating spaces; performance practices and technology; game art; interactive media; digital cultures; the nature of creativity; marketing for the creative entrepreneur; business planning for the creative; entrepreneur; negotiated work placement.

Assessment methods

Modules taught in the course employ a variety of assessment methods including presentations, group work and collaboration, creative assignments, essay assignments, practice-based critical commentaries and reports, research projects, examinations and technical applications of computer-based tools. The aim of the assessment mix is to encourage insights that allow you to deepen your understanding of your own research area, as well as to gain a critically informed contextual understanding from a wider perspective.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 250 6070