Taught course

Creative Technologies

University of Portsmouth · School of Creative Technologies

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content

Boost your existing skill set with this one year, bespoke MSc Creative Technologies degree course, where you can choose to specialise in computer games technology, computer animation, or music technology.
You'll master the design and application of new hardware, software and techniques used in creative and innovative technology. You'll design, create and manage a media development or research programme. You'll also learn to address research problems and apply your skills to advancing the creative technology industry.
On this Master's in Creative Technologies degree course, you control the direction of your studies and professional development. With multiple creative pathways to choose from in computer animation, computer games technology or music technology, you’ll research, design and develop a unique personal project in your chosen specialism, paving the way for an exciting career in the entertainment and media industries.
Course highlights
  • Supercharge your existing skills by accessing our outstanding facilities and the latest equipment used in the industry, including our new Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR), sound recording studios, industry-standard game content creation software and console development kits
  • Research, design and develop a personal project of your choosing, focussing on creative problems and developing your portfolio skills
  • Design and create your own software, systems, 2D/3D assets and innovative solutions
  • Grow professionally through the help and support of your lecturers, most of whom are industry experts
  • Maximise your career potential by developing the professional knowledge, critical understanding and advanced skills needed to succeed in your chosen subject area

Career planning

During your course you'll have expert career support from our Careers and Employability Centre, your tutors and our Business and Law Career-Ready Programme. This support will continue for 5 years after you graduate.

Career support

You'll benefit from:

- Networking events

- Regular emails from the Career Ready Programme sharing job opportunities, application tips and events

- Applied projects with companies such as IBM, Boeing and Hampshire County Council

- Workshops to enhance your employability skills

- Recruitment events including the Student and Graduate Opportunities Fair

- 1-to-1 appointments

- CV and cover letter advice

- Interview preparation and practice

- Support starting your own business

Careers and opportunities
Specialist skills in the field of Creative Technologies are in high-demand. Depending on the specialism of your project choice, you'll have developed the skills needed to pursue your chosen career path - and have produced a portfolio piece to a professional standard to back this up.
A Master's in Creative Technologies will give you the specialist knowledge, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills you'll need for a successful career in the field.
Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:
  • Application Developer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Games Designer
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant
  • Electro-mechanical Design Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • 3D Art Director
  • Marketing Coordinator

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566