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Online Masters Degree in Creative App Development

Creative App Development Course Overview

Mobile apps are now ubiquitous, delivering solutions to modern life. They are a medium for creative and artistic expression, answering everyday problems with clever design and user insights. As an evolving arena that reacts quickly to technological advances, app development offers a wealth of creative opportunity.

Falmouth’s MA Creative App Development responds to these shifts. Designed with industry experts, it provides the chance to expand upon your creative skills and take advantage of the opportunities available in this growing field.

Structured according to workplace demands, you’ll find an emphasis on live briefs and the application of practical skills. Modules are taught by specialists in creative computing, interactive and design practice; while online software tutorials will enable you to develop projects and assemble your professional portfolio ahead of graduation.

Level: 7
Duration: 2 years
Mode of study: Flexible learning

Summary

  • Build your skills by devising creative apps both in solo and co-creative contexts
  • Be taught by specialists in creative computing, interactive and design practice
  • Join our international community of professionals, researchers and creatives

Who is this course for?

This course prepares you for the demands of app development, whether you want to break into the industry, or already work in the software sector. Here we promote creative solutions to meet a range of platform and audience needs. Informed by critical thinking and research, our approach helps deliver high impact apps.

Typical applicants may be:

  • Working in computing and software development and looking to explore new possibilities
  • Artists, audio specialists and designers interested in technology focused content creation are also welcome

The course enables you to respond creatively to change and has been designed to support a wide range of career aspirations within the field of app development and beyond.

Course content

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). All modules on the course are compulsory and must be passed in order to complete the award.

Core Modules Credits
App development synergies 30
Individual design and development project 30
Co-creation design and development project 30
Live brief design and development project 30
Major project 60

Assessments

  • Coursework assessment with no formal examinations
  • Portfolios, projects and live online presentations
  • Assessments are designed to support creative and professional practice

How you study

You may choose to:

  1. Study entirely online without attending any face-to-face workshops
  2. Study online and attend optional residential workshops held biannually at various locations such as the UK, Asia or the Middle East.

A typical workshop will start on Friday and end on Monday. The exact days, length and format will vary according to the event but will be set in order to be of most value to you. We will inform you well in advance, giving you as much time as possible to arrange your travel and accommodation. Attendance is strongly encouraged although not compulsory.

Taught by industry experts

Designed with employer-focused learning at the core, our courses work with global organisations, staff and alumni to provide you with the breadth of experience and networks needed to accelerate your career.

Learning activities

There will be guided learning activities consisting of:

  • Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts
  • Small group and class discussions and crits to facilitate interaction and dialogue
  • Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors
  • Individual and group tutorials throughout the course
  • Independent study
  • Self-evaluation and peer feedback

Support

As Falmouth student, you enjoy an equal status to students studying on campus:

  • Your own student ID card
  • Access to online software tutorials at lynda.com
  • 24/7 online access to library resources
  • Students’ Union community

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

We also accept a range of equivalent recognised English language qualifications. Candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply. For more information regarding equivalent international qualifications and Accreditation of Prior Learning please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713.

Financing your studies

You can take advantage of:

  • Early bird discounts
  • Falmouth Flexible Bursaries
  • Alumni discount (15% to Falmouth alumni)
  • Refer a friend rewards

For more information about these bursaries and other opportunities for financial assistance, please click here or call us on +44 (0)1223 447713

Terms and conditions apply

How to apply

  • Apply online here or email your completed application form to flexible@falmouth.ac.uk
  • Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language

Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Please contact us for FREE advice.
Call 0800 5999123 or +44 (0)1223 447713

Start dates and application deadlines

There are three start dates per year.

2017/18 Academic Year
Application deadline Course start date
30 April 2017 30 May 2017
31 July 2017 25 September 2017
30 November 2017 29 January 2018

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