Full Time 1yr
If you have a background in computing and wish to develop your knowledge and progress in the area of creative digital technologies, this course is ideal.
It considers the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of media production and offers specialised topic choices for you to tailor the course to your personal strengths and future career plans.
On this course you can:
From the web and computer games, to mobile technologies and social media, digital consumerism continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. This course provides expertise in digital media production and will enable you to find employment in a range of creative industry roles which incorporate the design and use of new media technologies.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
On this course we emphasise the implementation, evaluation and reflection of subject-related issues, whilst building creative and technical visual computing expertise. It provides you with the opportunity to research a unique aspect of the use of digital media.
Here are the units you will study:
We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
You will experience a variety of teaching through lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions and project work.
Assessment is 100% coursework based which will be a combination of individual projects and group projects.
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You will have easy access to a wide range of powerful and modern multimedia computers equipped with the latest software. Such software will play a major role in this course and you’ll regularly be using packages such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Avid Media Composer, Cool Edit Pro, Adobe After Effects, Protools and Logic. Though these may seem daunting at first – you’ll have day-to-day contact with knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly motivated staff who will be happy to lend a helping hand.
A full range of industry software will be available for you to use in the computer labs. You’ll have excellent resources at your fingertips including:
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
There may be extra costs arising from your studies which you will need to consider when planning your expenditure.
Some are common costs to all courses of study. These may include the cost of study texts, reference books, photocopying and computer supplies. Others relate to specific courses and may include field trips, materials and specialist equipment.
Sundry materials and CDs, DVDs may be required costing around £50-£100 each year.
If you choose to complete a project not supported by existing University resources, you may wish to purchase additional materials or software. These costs will depend on the nature of the project. Also, if the project involves working with an external client, you may have to pay travel costs for attending occasional development meetings. These may be in the region £50 - £100.
You will be equipped to seek employment in the media industries such as film, web or television, training applications development or any job where you can employ your management and technical skills. This course will be a suitable route to roles in video and audio production, as well as graphics, interactive and multimedia design for the creation of contemporary media products. Our previous graduates have successfully found employment in web development, major animation companies and also as freelancers for a range of digital design practices.
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Discover the benefits of studying a postgraduate course in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. This CCi TV video features lecturers from the faculty and a current Masters student.
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