What will you study on the BA Digital Media?
Theoretical topics of study include: Gender, identity and new media, spatiality and new media, blogging cultures, open and collaborative cultures, immersive and smart environments, social, locative and mobile media.
Practice-based work includes: Video production, website design, information design and editing using Abode Creative Suite, Avid and Apple software, visualisation and informatics, smart environments design.
Throughout the course emphasis is given to producing creative works of a professional, industry-standard and high-quality finish. Projects and briefs, tools and facilities provided meet these standards.
What will you gain?
You will acquire a broad range of creative skills during the degree, including:
- Visual communication skills for print and online
- The knowledge to deploy social media platforms appropriate to audiences
- Adaptability to new technologies and software
- HTML programming
- Writing for screen and multiple online platforms
- Understanding different ways of campaigning and promotion using social media platforms
- Competence in media production
- Content management, dissemination and campaigning
- Storytelling on multiple platforms.
Each year is made up of four 30-credit modules. In Year One students receive an introduction to Digital Media with four compulsory modules – two theoretical and two practical. In Year Two you can choose one optional module alongside three compulsory, with one of these options providing the chance to do an industry placement. During Year Three you will undertake an individual project and dissertation alongside two additional compulsory modules, with the fourth an optional module.