University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Creative Technologies

Overview If you're interested in computer animation, computer games, film and television, or music technology, then our MSc Creative Technologies degree course is a great way to take your existing skills and knowledge to postgraduate level. You'll master the design and application of new hardware, software and techniques used in creative and innovative technology. You'll design, create and manage a media development or research programme. You'll also learn to address research problems and apply your skills to advancing the creative technology industry. This course can open doors to exciting careers in the entertainment and media industries. What you'll experience On this course, you'll: Focus on creative problems and develop your portfolio skills, by shaping a project and responding to development issues and feedback. Design and develop your own software, systems, 2D/3D assets and innovative solutions Get hands-on with our sound studios and multimedia labs, packed with the latest kit used by professionals Use our industry-standard game content creation software, VR hardware, motion capture facilities and console development kits Get to grips with the latest digital film equipment, including the C300, EX3 and Canon 7D cameras and the Mix Pre-D portable sound mixer Work experience and career planning An MSc in Creative Technologies from the University of Portsmouth will give you the specialist knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills you'll need for a successful career in the field. Our students have focused on a wide range of project topics, including: Computer game programming and technical design Virtual Reality for healthcare Education, training and simulation 3D modelling Sound design Animation design Motion capture Cross platform film production Online audio visual archiving Once you graduate, our Careers and Employability service will help you to find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. This support is available for up to 5 years, so we'll continue to help you advance in your career. Careers and opportunities Specialist skills in the field of Creative Technologies are in demand, so depending on your project choice and career plans, you'll be able to find employment internationally in the fields of: Film and broadcast Game design Programming Art production Virtual reality development. The leisure and entertainment sector also offers opportunities if you specialise in music technology. Other potential career paths include health and business, software and interfaces, installation and monitoring, contextual acoustic research and academic research.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Promoting careful planning, implementation and reflection on subject-related issues, this course will encourage you to build on your previous creative and technical expertise. You will have the opportunity to research, design and develop a major artefact, prototype or study. In addition to one-to-one academic guidance from two project supervisors, the lifecycle of your project is also supported by self-directed taught units that take a project from start to finish: Context and Definition: Identifying the background, scope and context of your project, and formulating a project plan. Professional, Academic and Research Development: Identifying your own strengths, areas for development and refined career goals. Project Design and Development: Shaping the project as it comes together and responding proactively to development issues. Project Evaluation and Resolution: Acting upon feedback from the project to refine the outcome, before reflecting upon and evaluating your success.

Assessment methods

This course encourages individual exploration and research along with opportunities to demonstrate this knowledge within your specialist area of interest. Particular emphasis is placed on your ability to define, implement, evaluate and reflect on subject related issues. Formal assessment will include written materials, such as project proposals, research or development papers and reflective reports. This, along with completed artefacts, will form the assessment. In addition, presentations during the programme will allow the development of your ability to contextually justify your work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,800 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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