About This Course
This exciting course is run by Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University with modules from the School of Music and Media. It enables you to develop your computing skills, digital literacy, and creative talent.
You will study core aspects of computer programming and new digital technologies used by the creative industries, including animation, journalism, web technologies, software and computer games, design, and creativity. A particular strength of this programme is a solid grounding in technical skills required to develop computing programs as well as creative, design skills and knowledge of new technologies. You will also benefit from being taught by academic staff who have a worldwide reputation in computer graphics, design, journalism, games and visualisation research.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- Bangor was the first UK University to offer a Creative Technologies BSc.
- Bangor has state-of-the-art display technologies, multi-camera TV studio, professionally equipped Radio studio, digital Avid and Matrox digital editing suites, digital cinema and virtual environments.
- This course is strengthened by Bangor’s close links with the computer industry, including Parc Menai business park, where many tech companies have offices.
- Staff are practising professionals, who work on joint projects and act as consultants to industry.
- Final-year projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company and could include working in a team with students from creative arts degree courses.
- We have recently installed a large networking laboratory. This facility is designed to provide students with the opportunity to design and administer networks and to support the delivery of computer architecture modules.
- This degree is validated by the British Computer Society which is the Chartered Institute for IT.
For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.
You will spend about 12 hours in lectures and 8 in laboratories each week. You will also have tutorials in some modules and have to work on software design and complete various problem-solving assignments. You will have an opportunity to undertake major projects in both year 2 and year 3 which will allow you to develop your creative design and technical skills as well as apply the theoretical principles you have learned. You are encouraged to use Internet and library-based learning resources to supplement your studies.
Modules are assessed by examinations, continuous assessment or a combination of both. The continuous assessment can include some supervised practical element or independent study, followed by report writing. Your module results and individual project marks contribute to your degree final grade.
What will you study on this course?
Please see below.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Creative Technologies Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Paper pens and general stationery costs for some assignments.
- Text Book Purchase - this is optional, check reading lists for selected modules and most suggested titles are available in the Library.
- Trip to Jobs Fairs
- Car parking if required.
- Optional costs for software such as MATLAB (£53 for the student version – however this is available to use in the computer science laboratories for free).
The course cost will remain as previously described, however, the dissertations will now all be electronic submissions in line with the University policy.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2021 entry:
Offer are tariff based, 96 - 120 tariff points from Level 3 qualifications* e.g.:
- A Levels (including 1 in a Science/Maths/Computing/IT**, excluding General Studies)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in relevant subject (as above): MMM - DDM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: will be considered case by case
- International Baccalaureate Diploma is accepted
- Access to HE in a relevant subject as listed above**
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
- Key Skills are not accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here.
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.
**Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
The exciting combination of computer technologies and media expertise will mean graduates will be strongly placed for careers in the Creative Industries. This degree marries technological knowledge with practical application exploration, equipping students for the future with a solid understanding of how computers can be harnessed to further the potential of the creative sectors.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.