MSc in Creative Industries (Computing)
The creative industries have become increasingly important for economic activity. According to the UK Work Foundation report A Creative Block?: The Future of the UK Creative Industries (2010), the UK creative industries were proportionately the largest in the world, comprising 7.3% of the UK economy, and 6.4% of UK Gross Value Added - equivalent to £57bn.
The creative industries are also important as part of the wider knowledge economy, responding to the potential of digital technologies and online environments. New ways of distributing and consuming the products of the media have challenged standard models of business and consumption and the results are informing policy, law, business and everyday lives.
This joint degree programme between the
School of Arts and the
School of Business, Economics and Informatics
brings together the expertise that exists across the College in the creative industries area to provide academic grounding for the profession of artists, managers, and technologists.
The aims of the Computing pathway are to combine foundations in technology-based innovation and creativity, along with an understanding of advanced and emerging information technologies, and explore how these can be utilised in order to gain a competitive advantage in creative industries. What makes this pathway attractive is its emphasis on modern information and data management technologies as well as their linkages to creative industries.
We recruit students from both a computing and a creative background. Applicants should have a good Bachelor degree or Postgraduate degree in computing or creative subjects, or significant professional experience - see
May be taken in one year full-time or two years part-time - see
If you have a question about the MSc in Creative Industries (Computing) that is not covered here or on the Birkbeck FAQ, please contact Liam Simmonds.
Apply online Full-time or Part-time. If you need any help or advice completing and submitting an application, or prefer to submit a printed form, please contact My Birkbeck. See also Fees