Digital Media BSc (Hons)

Overview

If you want to augment your creativity with the digital skills to bring them to life as a digital designer or developer, this is the course for you.

On our BSc (Hons) Digital Media degree course, you’ll get a deep understanding of digital media and learn to create exciting experiences for web, mobile, virtual reality, game engines and emerging technologies.

After the course, you’ll be able to take on roles across any industry as a mobile developer or digital designer, or work in areas such as marketing and project management.

What you'll experience:

  • Learn on a course we've developed with the industry, giving you the most up-to-date knowledge, skills and techniques
  • Broaden your knowledge and get a valuable grounding in interface systems, user experience, and web, mobile and VR development
  • Get to grips with the latest tech, including augmented and virtual reality applications, and game engines, making you a valuable expert in the latest digital media
  • Pair creative theory with technical ability by learning to use professional tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite to design interactive applications, graphics, audio and video
  • Use software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Adobe Animate
  • Choose from module options to tailor your career towards Digital Design, Emerging Technologies, or a combination of both
  • Develop a portfolio and CV to impress employers, and take opportunities to study for industry certifications in professional tools
  • Experiment with combining different technologies to create innovative user experiences
  • Engage in large-scale, client-based projects with external companies

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you finish your course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

What you'll study:

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Computer Graphics for Digital Media
  • Digital Culture and Creative Industries
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Responsive Design and Development
  • User Experience Design

There are no optional modules in this year

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Creative and Critical Research Design
  • Data Visualisation
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Rich Media Website Delivery

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Creative Coding Practice
  • Digital Identities in the Creative Industries
  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice
  • Interaction Design
  • Interactive Playground
  • Professional Experience
  • Student Enterprise
  • Virtual Reality Development

Placement year (optional)

On this course, you can do an optional work or study placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Client-led Project
  • Final Year Project

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Communication Design
  • Creative Platforms
  • Future Technologies
  • Internet of Things

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • practical projects
  • work portfolios
  • essays/review articles
  • multiple choice tests
  • oral presentations
  • examinations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

You’ll graduate with the up-to-date skills and knowledge to compete in the digital media industry. You’ll be able to take many roles across the digital creative industries.

What jobs can you do with a Digital Media degree?

Roles our graduates have gone on to include:

  • UX and UI designer
  • graphics and digital designer
  • software design engineer
  • web developer
  • digital content editor
  • mobile developer

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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