Creative Coding (Level 6)
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 6 Creative Coding is a new online short course for anyone interested in developing creative technology, either as a way of getting a job in this area, or as an introduction to a full MA or MSc course. The course has been co-designed with digital creative employers for learners who have either completed an undergraduate degree, or who can show through career experience that they are ready to start the course.
There will be 4 start dates for the course each year. Shortly after your course begins you will be invited to a coding bootcamp. 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 can undertake your study at your own pace, with a full year to complete the course.
Students will build skills in coding 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. And the ability to combine coding with creative 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 it 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.
At the beginning of the course, you will learn how to read and write code, and participate in a coding bootcamp, supported by tutors standing by to help you find solutions to anything you find difficult. You will quickly use your new skills to tackle a live project set by our digital creative industry partners. 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 development.
You will be connected to other students, Norwich University of the Arts graduates and our industry network through a LinkedIn group. This will be another way to ask questions, learn from others and extend your professional network into new sectors.
Your work will be assessed at the end of the course through the project work you have built up, and a summary of what you have learned, which you can deliver as a written document, or a presentation. Throughout the course you will track your own development using the university Profile system, which will help you capture your progress and the evidence you build of your skills. Profile is also home to our Employability resources and the University’s job page to help connect you to the right opportunities when you complete your qualification.
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.
After studying this course you would be able to enrol onto a masters degree. You will be able to apply your learning to 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 4 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.
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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