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Creative Technologies MSc/MA

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


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.

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.

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.

Reasons to study Creative Technologies at De Montfort University:

Develop your own area of specialism at the convergence of technology and creative practice, working across and beyond disciplines and boundaries.
Be encouraged to develop innovative and experimental practice in a supportive collaborative environment.
Opportunity to work on live research projects within the Institute of Technology, including the Creative AI Research Group, Imaging and Displays Research Group, Immersive Realities Research Group and DAPPer (Digital Arts Performance Practice - emerging research).
Access to resources and expertise from both the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media and the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, including labs, studios and workshop spaces.
As a graduate from the Creative Technologies MA/MSc you will be uniquely equipped for our future world, having developed a range of expertise from across discipline areas, making you well-placed to face the challenges presented by the rapidly evolving technological environment and the needs of contemporary creative technologies’ employers. Graduates have gone on to work for companies including Sky, Jaguar LandRover, Abbey Road, BBC and ITV, as well as pursuing freelance careers or continuing onto PhD study.

Teaching and assessments

Teaching will be delivered through lectures, seminars, practical classes, workshops and tutorials. Where appropriate, visiting speakers will be invited. Some modules include e-learning through blogs, Wikis and online discussion. Students will receive advance information of additional software required and given support in installation, customisation and use where appropriate. The creative or research project will be devised by the student in negotiation with a tutor. This unit will be delivered through tutorials and, where appropriate, practical classes and workshops.

Graduate Careers

Graduates of this course are well equipped to enter a wide range of contemporary careers, including computational intelligence, virtual environments, holographic imagery, web content development, the entertainment and games industries, and careers in teaching and creative technology development. By crossing traditional discipline boundaries and developing new modes of collaboration and cooperation, our graduates are well placed to face the challenges presented by the rapidly evolving technological environment.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 86 1

    29th out of 97 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    122 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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