University of Bristol


MSc Advanced Computing - Creative Technology


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Advanced Computing - Creative Technology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Games consoles and mobile devices are now ubiquitous, and computer graphics production has developed so rapidly that the best visual effects are those that you don't realise are there.

The Creative Technology programme is designed to introduce you to the rapidly emerging areas of computer science where technology impacts the creative design process. With a focus on the production of industry-relevant content, the programme introduces the theory behind animation and special effects production, interaction design and robotics. You will explore a wide range of topics, experience the entire creative design process and develop key skills in independent research.

Programme structure

You will study taught units between September and mid-June. After completing the taught units, you will work on a project between mid-June and late September. 

Core units

  • Animation production
  • Character and set design
  • Computer graphics
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • Research skills
  • Server software
  • Web technologies

You will also be able to choose from a variety of optional units.

You must complete a project that consists of researching, planning and implementing a major piece of work. The project must contain a significant scientific or technical component and will usually involve software development. It is usually submitted in September.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 19,700 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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