Updated: 06 Jan 2012

New Course for the Creative Future

10th July 2007

A new course designed to equip students for an ever-changing world of creative technological advancement has been set up at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

From September 2007, DMU's Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT) will offer a postgraduate degree in Creative Technologies. Thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

The course is aimed at students wanting to work within the creative technology industries or those interested in exploring the potential of using creative technology within their work.

Areas of study include Creative Writing and New Media, Performance Technologies, Gaming Technologies and Applied Computer Intelligence. The focus students choose for the Major Project module will determine whether their degree is a Master in Art or Science.

Modules are drawn from traditional disciplines across the university's Art and Design, Computing Sciences and Engineering and Humanities faculties and will encourage collaboration between these often separate areas.

Programme Leader, Dr Sophy Smith, said: "The course is designed to support the development and strengthening of the individual's creative technology practice. The vision is for students to be fully in tune with contemporary creative technologies.

"The area between traditional disciplines will grow and modern masters students will need a portfolio of skills and knowledge to enhance their careers in the future. The masters in Creative Technologies will provide such a portfolio."

For more information about the course visit www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/masters.htm or email Dr Smith, ssmith05@dmu.ac.uk

For further information or to be kept informed about IOCT activities, please contact:
The Director, Institute of Creative Technologies,
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Tel: (+44) 0116 250 6146
Email: eedmonds [at] dmu.ac.uk

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