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Extra Curricular Opportunities in the Creative Technology MSc

Field trips and exchanges

UWE Creative Technologies field trip to Hong Kong Field Design Institute

We visit the Transmediale Digital Festival in Berlin in spring and have travelled to exchange with the Hong Kong Design Institute. We have also visited the School of Creative Media at City University, Hong Kong. Royal College of Art, London. The Mozilla Festival, for the open Internet movement, Ravensbourne College, London, and participate in the Web Dev Conference, Bristol.

Placements

Placements give you the opportunity to hone your professional skills, gain industry knowledge and expand your network of contacts. From day one, we encourage you to develop an online portfolio and apply your skills in industry. To support this, we run an online forum and jobs board with details of internships, summer placements and other opportunities with our established industry partners, including Disney Digital Division, LYFT, IBM, E3. CX Partners and Gravity Well. As a result, many students do commercial work alongside their studies. These range from developing smartphone apps, recording, game and website development and social media. Those wishing to boost their skills can also take advantage of internships and collaborative projects. Several students in the Master program are creating projects in conjunction with CodeWest, a UWE enterprise studio, for external clients. They earn real wages and gain experience and valuable portfolio work while they study.

International Partners

You also have the option to gain experience in the international field with one of our partner institutions overseas. We have relationship and in-principle agreements set up for placements or exchanges with The Studio for Electro Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam, Netherlands; the School of Experience and Interaction Design at University of Siegen, Germany; the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark; The Informatics institute at University of Amsterdam, and the Hong Kong Design Institute in China. These will usually last one or two weeks.

Study facilities

Throughout the course, you will have access to the department’s full range of modern facilities, including well-equipped electronics workshops, computer labs, audio studios and hardware construction studios.

Entrepreneurial opportunities at UWE

UWE has a strong focus on industrial engagement and collaboration and has a program of support for student entrepreneurship. Within Creative Technologies we have three separate student-industry focussed incubator studios.

CodeWest

Is a new enterprise studio of the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies at the University of the West of England. Students work on live projects for external and internal clients supported by staff. Several students in the Master program are creating projects in conjunction with CodeWest for external clients. They earn real wages and gain experience and valuable portfolio work while they study.

PlayWest

UWE Bristol’s in-house commercial games studio.

Impulse

UWE Bristol’s in house audio & music technologies innovation and enterprise studio which bridges students to their industry by enabling authentic professional experiences through paid, real-world projects.

The Works at UWE Bristol

The Works and The Foundry

The Works is a new learning zone on Frenchay Campus open to all students. Along with the Foundry space, a technology and innovation hub specially created to support entrepreneurship, it is part of the Employability and Enterprise Zone at UWE where students can collaborate on projects and meet commercial clients

Launch Space provides free desk space and business support for graduate start-up businesses in the heart of our University Enterprise Zone. Located in the new £16m University Enterprise Zone on Frenchay Campus, Launch Space provides physical incubator space and enterprise support for graduate start-up businesses.

FutureSpace at UWE Bristol