Creative Computing BA, BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

See all cycles

First Year Course Fee

USD 29,691

Course Accredited By


  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The combination of creativity and computing is highly sought-after by industry and there is a real demand for creative coders, digital technologists and computer artists of all kinds.
  • In your first year you will cover the fundamentals of computing and programming, digital design and Information Management. You will work in a digital arts lab and produce games and apps.
  • The second year of the course includes an opportunity to work on a collaborative project in a real-world situation. Your technical training will include web and mobile technologies and Big Data analysis.
  • Those students who choose the arts pathway will find themselves making narratives for games or writing, staging digital installations, or giving live performances. Those who pursue the science path will focus on areas such as software architecture, systems design, machine learning or cognitive science.
  • Year 3 features a major project in which you will develop a product and become an entrepreneur. This is supported by studies of computational creativity (machines that create), emerging technologies, social computing, ethics, law and activism. The technological focus extends to AI technologies and computing for health. Arts pathway students will work in areas such as games and culture, and technology management.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: BBB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBC EPQ at grade B.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 24 of which must be at Distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 28 points.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Extended Diploma with DDM.
  • No specific subjects at A-level are required, but you should ideally have a mix of arts and sciences qualifications. If you have all sciences or all arts, we will check your personal statement for evidence of sustained and credible activity in whichever side of things you're missing, such as evidence of computing, programming or web skills, or creative or artistic ability.

Year 1


  • Digital Arts Lab (year-long module)
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Creative Coding
  • Managing Digital Technologies
  • Exploring our Digital Planet
  • Creativity and Computing
  • Games and Gamification
  • Ideation and Design

Year 2 (BSc)

Core modules

  • Concurrent Design (year-long module)
  • Databases and Domain Modelling
  • SciArt and Big Data Analysis
  • Working in the Creative Industries
  • Developmental Computing
  • Entertainment Technology

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Using Stories
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Cognition for Creative Computing

Year 3 (BSc)

Core modules

  • Computational Creativity (double module)
  • Computers, Society and Professionalism
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Entrepreneurial Project

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • AI Technologies
  • Health Computing

Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)

  • If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or working in an industrial placement (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2022 
  • Tuition fees for 2022/23 are yet to be confirmed. 
  • As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in 2021/22 were: £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year 
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Interested in this course?

Our Admissions Counsellors would love to assist!