UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Digital Media with Foundation Year

Build your professional portfolio by applying your problem solving and technical knowledge to real-world projects.

Why study digital media?

Design principles and delivery technologies underpin how we make and interact with creative content in an increasingly ubiquitous digital world. This includes movies and music, print and broadcast, commerce and interactive entertainment.

Digital media use is growing, ranging from screen-based systems and physical interaction to urban social networks and mobile commerce in the developing world.

There's also a growing demand for content creators and professionals who understand the digital landscape.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Digital Media offers the chance to experience working with cutting edge technologies to create engaging digital experiences in a range of environments.

It introduces you to design contexts and development opportunities in use and on the horizon for digital media.

Learn the fundamentals of programming, web technologies and design and visualisation techniques. Explore rich media creation, multi-platform deployment, physical computing, testing and project management.

Specialise in design and coding, web development, media production, games development and audio technology.

Develop a strong grounding in industry standard processes, technologies and their application.

Study the art and science of communication and develop an understanding of the ethical, commercial and legal environment the industry operates in.

Enhance your professional skills and experience and build your portfolio by working on live briefs with local businesses. Get involved with student-run projects with guidance from professional software developers.

Improve your industry knowledge and contacts through networking evenings with regional businesses and presentations from visiting professionals.

Graduate ready to succeed in your career as a content creator and developer.

Where can it take me?

Career opportunities range from roles in large corporations to smaller entrepreneurial start-ups.

Working at all stages of content creation, your options will range from designer, developer, creative technologist, project management and client handling to information architecture and user experience design.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

As a graduate, you'll have opportunities to work with organisations ranging from large corporations to smaller entrepreneurial start-ups.

You could work at all stages of content creation, with roles including designer, developer, creative technologist, project management and client handling to information architecture and user experience design.

Past students have gone on to work in software engineering, 3D work, motion graphics, web development and client handling in digital agencies.

Course Details

If you study on the four-year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

During the placement year, you'll complete either the Professional Experience or International Experience module.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Computational Thinking and Practice
Information Practitioner Foundations
Creative Technology Studies
Web Foundations.

Year 1

Media Studio
Graphic and Web Design Studio
Design Contexts
Introduction to Creative Coding.

Year 2

User Experience
Media Production
Creative and Physical Computing.

optional module
Play and Games
Research and Practice in Creative Technology
Sound Design and Post Production
Intelligent Systems.

Placement year

Final Year

Comprehensive Creative Technologies Project
Interaction Design
Design Enterprise Studio (unless you complete a placement year).

optional modules
Advanced Topics in Web Development 2
Commercial Games Development
3D Modelling and Animation
Mobile Applications
Audio-Visual Production
Audio-Visual Studio
Live Sound
Advanced Performance
Professional Development
Artificial Intelligence for Creative Technologies.

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