|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
|University website:||Multimedia Technology and Design with a Year in Industry|
In current technology, communications, computing and entertainment have converged to create completely new media possibilities and experiences. These creative industries need people who can combine digital technology skills with creative ability to meet design challenges.
Today's creative industries often depend upon individuals who can combine technical skills with the ability to meet design challenges. Fields such as mobile application design and dynamic web development are highly competitive. Virtual and Augmented Reality are becoming more ubiquitous. To succeed, you need a good understanding of the underlying digital technologies as well as the necessary design skills.
Teaching in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts has been rated as excellent. The programme is taught by a team of experts and industry professionals in the areas of web design and development, photography, mobile application development, 3D animation, games development, virtual and augmented reality. Most modules consist of a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and computer sessions and most are continuously assessed.
Applicants for September 2020 entry can apply for a scholarship of a £2,000 one-off payment. For more information and to apply, see DA VINCI Academic scholarship.
In the following years, you develop in-depth knowledge in producing dynamic interactive web and mobile apps.
You also complete a final-year project based on your own interests. This could be an interactive web application, 3D animation or a short film, often produced in association with an industrial partner.
Kent graduates in this field have gone on to work for organisations such as Disney, BBC and Framestore.
If you wish, you can spend a year between the second and final years of study working in the creative industries. You gain valuable experience that can give you the edge when it comes to seeking employment after you graduate.
Your Year in Industry takes place between your second and final years. You can apply to companies offering either design or technology-oriented placements, depending on your own interests. As well as gaining invaluable workplace experience, you also have the chance to evaluate a particular career path, and, if your industrial placement goes well, you may be offered a job by that employer after graduation.
It is also possible to take this programme as a three-year degree without a Year in Industry. For details, see Multimedia Technology and Design.
Our continued investment ensures you have access to industry standard facilities. These include:
We have close links with those working in the creative industries and have worked with industry practitioners including: