Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 6 years (max 8 years)
With placement year: 4 years (max 8 years)
UCAS code G456
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, the chartered institute for IT professionals.
About the course
There is a real need in industry for technical people with a business view, for example in planning, producing and prototyping websites and apps as marketing tools, using up-to-date techniques and a knowledge of user experience design
Digital Media BA(Hons) is a course that builds on a firm technical base to give you a qualification applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities. This includes learning basic programming, and building a real portfolio of work and social media presence during your first year and throughout the remainder of the course. This is supported by a business and marketing focus delivered through modules taken at our dedicated business school.
As a Brighton student, you will be ideally placed to develop contacts within the extensive local industry network, which includes such resources as the Wired Sussex job board, local conferences, freelance employment opportunities, and placement prospects in London.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 24 credits at merit or above. Level 3 units in computing required.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
direct to years 2 or 3. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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Studies begin with a broad foundation in digital media technologies and design skills, which leads on to practical work in subjects such as web design and development, 3D graphics and animation, and interactive multimedia.
A distinctive feature of the programme is the optional paid professional placement, which will enable you to put your skills into practice and provide invaluable experience to launch your career upon graduation.
In the final year you will carry out your own major independent project, as well as studying more specialised subjects.
At the end of the first year, you have the option to transfer on to the Digital Media Development BSc(Hons) course should you decide that you would prefer to develop your skills towards a more specialised, technical career.
Areas of study
You'll learn how to design the content and structure of complex multimedia systems using a wide variety of industry standard tools, including the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite and 3D modelling software. You'll also develop skills in creating a range of resources - image, sound, animation, video, 3D and interactive elements - and learn how to assemble them into engaging, usable and useful products and services.
- Introduction to New Media
- Design for Digital Media
- Introduction to Web Development
- Human-computer Interaction
- Programming (Processing)
- Introduction to Databases
- Creative Design Lab
- Digital Technologies
- Professional Practice and Study Skills
- Personal Portfolio Development
- 3D Graphics and Animation
- Time-based Media
- Principles of Marketing
- Project Planning and Control
- Interactive Multimedia Development
- Website Design and Development
- Personal Portfolio Development
Optional placement year
- A major independent project
- Marketing Applications
- Digital Marketing
- Usability Evaluation
- Internet Games Design and Development
- Intellectual Property and Law
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Graduates are well placed to take up positions as producers within new media agencies, to build careers in the digital and social media marketing sector, and to work as a digital media specialist in any number of leisure, information and business-oriented industries.
We have limited places available on this course.
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