Basics of Creative Coding (Level 4)
  • Basics of Creative Coding (Level 4)

    Course length: 240 study hours on-demand, up to 1 year

    Start dates for Short Courses at NUA:

    • October 2022
    • January 2023
    • April 2023

    Level 4 Basics of Creative Coding is a new online short course for anyone who is interested in developing creative technology skills, either as a way of getting a job in this area, or as a first step into higher education. It has been designed in collaboration with employers to ensure that it is industry focused. If you are looking for opportunities in the working world of technology and have either completed a Level 3 qualification or can show through your experience that you are ready to start the course, this course could be the right course for you.

    There are 4 start dates for the course each year in September, January, April and July. Shortly after your course begins you will be invited to a coding bootcamp on campus. At this event you will work with other students to complete tasks that will enable you to learn the basic coding skills you need to undertake the rest of the course. Beyond this point you will undertake your study at your own pace, online, with a full year to complete the course.

    You will build skills in coding and software design that are in high demand in the digital and creative industries. Many people know how to use software packages or enjoy using creative technology through gaming – but not as many know how to create using coding themselves. The ability to combine coding with creative and design skills is in high demand in the job market – with jobs ranging from creative software developer and creative technologist to creative data technician in VFX.

    The course carries 30 credits and is expected to take around 240 study hours. How you complete your study is up to you, as you can fit flexibly around your life. All you need is access to a computer, as you can access the software you need through the university virtual desktop. You will have access to the course resources for a full year, so will have plenty of time to complete the course.

    Course tutors will stay in touch with you throughout, to keep you on track, and connect you to other learners. Our course staff are experienced industry professionals, grounding you in the technical skills you need whilst supporting your creative and design development.

    After studying this short course you could progress to a full undergraduate degree. You would also be able to work in a variety of technology-based sectors. You will develop knowledge and skills which would support you in data analysis, research roles, digital marketing and social media analysis, product management, production management, project management, front-end web development, app development and more. You will complete this short course with a portfolio of independent project work, a portfolio of research and industry analysis.

    UK and International: Completion of a Level 3 qualification or sufficient evidence provided through work experience to show they are ready for the course.

    Ideally learners will be able to demonstrate their enthusiasm for creative technology and coding through their interview and provision of independent projects they may have worked on.

    Course Fees

    The Course fee for one of our short courses is £2,310 for the year 2022/23. These short courses are eligible for Higher Education Short Course Loans.

    Course-related costs not included in the fees

    It is expected that you will have access to your own computer. As the learning is online it will be necessary for you to have a secure internet connection and an up-to-date web browser to enable you to access materials and engage with the virtual learning environment. 

    Sources of Financial Support

    These short courses are eligible for Higher Education Short Course Loans from Student Finance England. The Student Support office can provide information about student money; this can be accessed through the NUA website.

    Whilst you are studying, you will enjoy the benefits of being part of the Norwich University of the Arts community – access to our library, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the support of our employability and business start-up team and at the end of your course we will invite you to our campus to celebrate your achievement.



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