Goldsmiths has offered degrees in Computing through the University of London International Programmes since 1992, starting with Computing and Information Systems.
The Computing and Information Systems Diploma was added in 1996 and the Creative Computing programme began in 2007. We currently have over 1,100 students registered on our Computing degree and diploma programmes.
There are various programmes and different routes to study:
- Level 4 Diploma* in Computing and Information Systems (120 credits plus an additional compulsory course that is examined but is not credit bearing)
- Level 4 Diploma* in Creative Computing (120 credits plus an additional compulsory course that is examined but is not credit bearing)
- Level 6 BSc in Computing and Information Systems (360 credits)
- Level 6 BSc in Creative Computing (360 credits)
*All Diploma students are required to pass a Study Skills in English course which is assessed by their teaching institution.
Two exit awards are available to BSc students who meet the relevant criteria and are unable to complete their degree for any reason:
- Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)
- Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
Computing & Information Systems
This programme is for you if you want to learn how to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in business environments and in arts, media and cultural applications. It also provides a route to a variety of higher degrees in the computing and information systems sector.
It aims to give you a wide appreciation of the subject, rather than just an understanding of existing commercial approaches, so that your knowledge can evolve and adapt to meet emerging needs. You will develop skills in:
- various aspects of programming
- computer systems development and project management
- design of database management systems, e-commerce, computer security and information systems management
Further information about Computing and Information Systems can be found on the University of London International Programmes' website
This programme is unique as it gives undergraduate students skills in designing computer applications as well as using them. It will enable you to express your own creativity and give you the knowledge, confidence and ability to act as a creative professional in the computing, media and arts industries.
The range of skills you will develop include:
- visual and audio design by programming
- storyboarding – from ideas to implementation
- creative processing for digital media: generating films, music, animations and games
- Java programming
Further information about Creative Computing can be found on the University of London International Programmes' website.