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BSc Hons Information Technology for Creative Industries


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Computing and Communications (School of)
UCAS Code: GH56 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Computing Director of Studies: Dr C Sas
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • The degree in Information Technologies for Creative Industries is designed for students seeking a broad yet rigorous grounding in the discipline of Computer Science, with input from the Creative Design Its balanced curriculum combines theory and practice to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and manage the next generation of interactive services. This program is delivered in partnership with Lancaster’s Institute for the Contemporary Arts. The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to be a Computing professional within the Creative Industries. In particular, it aims to develop graduates equipped to work effectively in an environments at the intersection of software and creative design.

    In sum, the programme aims to:

    Ensure students have knowledge of the fundamental principles underpinning the field of Computing.

    Impart knowledge and experience of the most significant contemporary developments in practice and technology.

    Help students develop the skills they will need in order to respond positively to the evolution of the discipline throughout the course of their career.

    Develop the critical, analytical and problem-solving skills needed by a practising Computing professional.

    Ensure students have knowledge and skills of principles underpinning creative design.

    Equip students with transferable skills necessary for working within team-based, professional environments, and in particularly creative industries.

    Satisfy the requirements for accreditation by the British Computer Society.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Graduates with Honours will be able to:

    Demonstrate rigorous understanding of the practice of software development.

    Recognise the fundamentals of computer system and architectures.

    Understand and apply the fundamentals of data and knowledge management, and associated techniques.

    Demonstrate awareness of the key professional issues.

    Apply good programming practice to the development of applications and systems software solutions.

    Analyse, model and specify technological solutions to real-world problems.

    Design, validate, verify and document software solutions to address real world inspired problems.

    Apply fundamental computing principles to the selection and application of appropriate programming paradigms, algorithms, data structures, data and knowledge management techniques.

    Apply knowledge of computer architectures to the selection and application of appropriate techniques and technologies to system-level design and development.

    Demonstrate understanding design from a Creative perspective, including design history, theory, thinking, processes and methods and apply these principles to multiple aspects of the Creative industries including web, mobile and computer game development.

    Apply and critique principles, theories and methods of human computer interaction to computer systems and software design.

    Maintain an awareness of emerging technology and practice and cutting edge research.

    Demonstrate knowledge and skills in programming languages, techniques, and testing, design of software systems, use of technical documentation, use of databases, employ software engineering methods, develop web-based solution, evaluate computer applications from a user centric perspective.

    Work effectively as part of a project team for developing applications and systems software solutions.

    Communicate effectively through written, oral and other forms of technical presentation.

    Demonstrate ability to plan for future career development.

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