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Creative Technology
Postgraduate course
MSc

Creative Technology

Overview

Within the creative and media industries, small groups of people with strong individual talent often evolve into innovative companies. You will develop your own area of expertise and your ability to work creatively with like-minded professionals will be strengthened.

Option modules and the flexible nature of this course will enable you to develop a broad overview of creative technology while also specialising in an area of your choice. You might choose to investigate emerging 3D computer animation techniques, work on post-production special visual effects or explore innovative photographic visual effects technologies.

Depending on your choice of options, you could also gain a firm grasp of game play and game design, develop a practical understanding of the creative possibilities of the music production studio environment, study the use of innovative sound and audio effects technology or produce audio content and sound for interactive media and games.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.

Creative technology is a unique combination of technical innovation and visual creativity. Delivered by a skilled group of artists, musicians, designers and technologists, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our delivery.

We have excellent equipment and resources including a motion capture studio, a suite of high quality professional music studios and a highly experienced and skilled teaching team. This, combined with regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a range of links with local and national music, arts, and festival organisations, plus animation, games and visual effects companies, ensures that you get the most from your course.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Creative Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Creative Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

Abhinav Goel

Careers

Abhinav Goel
Performance Capture & Animation Lead Studio Distract

MSc Creative Technology

“"I was never restricted whilst studying at Leeds Beckett – if there was something I wanted to try, my tutors would try their best to help me, so I was able to tailor the course to the route I was interested in. As a result, I gained knowledge of motion capture and I’m now in a position to recommend the right software to my company."

Modules & learning

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Digital Video & Audio

Project Management

Negotiated Skills Development

3D Computer Technologies

Advanced Motion Graphics

Research Practice

Dissertation / Final Project

Collaborative Practice

Interactive Environments

Visual Effects

3D Animation

Colin Pattinson
Professor Colin Pattinson
Dean of School

Colin Pattinson is Professor of Mobile and Converging Technologies and Head of School of Computing and Creative Technologies; his research focuses on sustainable 'green' IT and computer network management.

In the School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering, our students and staff work together to design, build and maintain the digital technologies which are central to 21st-century life, work and leisure. I look forward to welcoming new students to our academic community to work with us into the future of computing and creative technologies.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Blue screen / motion capture studio
    Blue screen / motion capture studio

    The 3D motion capture equipment records and analyses human movement to produce animated content. We also have other movement analysis technology, including eye-tracking facilities.

  • IT Labs
    IT Labs

    The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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