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De Montfort University

Creative Writing and New Media

A unique creative technologies course that crosses traditional subject disciplines and enables you to work at the convergence of e-sciences and digital arts and humanities. As part of the diverse and stimulating creative community based around the purpose-built Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), you will have access to facilities and resources from across the university including the central IOCT Lab, The Virtual Reality Centre, Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre, The Fused Media Lab and the Usability Lab. At the heart of this course is the vision that you will become fully in tune with contemporary creative technologies. You may be a technologist with a creative dimension, an artist working with technologies, a designer with programming skills, or any one of many more crossovers between the traditional disciplines.
Duration One year full-time, two years part-time
Level MA
Cost Home (UK) and EU students for 2012/13 entry: Full-time: £4200. Part-time: £2100. Overseas students for 2012/13 entry: Full-time: £11,700.
This course uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials/group work, online learning and self-directed study. Modules employ a variety of assessment methods including presentations, group work and collaboration, creative assignments, essay assignments, practice-based critical commentaries/reports, research projects, exams and technical application of computer-based tools.
You should normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in a creative technologies-related subject area. We welcome applications from a wide range of subject areas and all non-standard applications will be carefully considered. Equivalent qualifications from other international systems will receive the same consideration, and applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
The course has been carefully designed to support you in developing and strengthening your individual creative technologies practice in the increasingly collaborative digital world of the 21st century. The course is broad in range and flexible in structure. It consists of a range of modules across Technology and Art, Design and Humanities as well as research training relating to creative technologies research practice. The course encourages reflection on creative technologies in the 21st century giving a critical, cultural and contextual understanding of the area as well as practical expertise through a range of project-based modules. You can choose from modules taught across disciplines, including Interactive Media, Applied Computational Intelligence, Rapid Prototyping, Lens-Based Media, Creative Digital Media Design, Business Planning for the Creative Entrepreneur, Creative Writing and New Media and Performance Technologies. You will also complete a Major Project, the focus of which is chosen in negotiation with tutors. Projects in the past have included 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.
Contact Information
Institution De Montfort University
Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities
The Gateway

Tel: +44 (0) 116 257 7555
Fax: (0116) 257 7533
Department: Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities
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