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Digital Media Production

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff Points accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English, at least one Design Subject or Media Subject is preferred.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade C in Art, Design or Media subject.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Web and multimedia design

**Please note the title of this course has changed from BA (Hons) Digital Media for September 2021**

New technologies and changing platforms mean there’s a growing demand for people with the skills to develop creative digital
content across social media and many other digital platforms. Whether it is for businesses, charities, arts organisations and
beyond you will be prepared with a transferable toolkit to take you on your digital journey, wherever that be.

Our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production course will help you develop your creative vision and technical abilities, while giving you
research and analytical skills to strengthen your creative ideas. You’ll be based in Cambridge School of Art, with access to all
our industry-standard software, hardware and extensive facilities.

Cambridge is the perfect place to study. It’s a tech hub at the forefront of the digital revolution, often called ‘Silicon Fen’ , with
digital agencies and companies including Sookio, Onespacemedia, Google, Microsoft and Amazon opening divisions here, as
well as creative organisations such as Collusion (link: http://www.collusion.org.uk/) and our very own StoryLab Research Institute
(link: https://storylabresearch.com/). Thanks to our links with such companies, you’ll follow briefs and challenges that come
straight from industry, and get ongoing support to find placements and work experience. You can also take an optional
placement year.

As a BA (Hons) Digital Media Production student at ARU, you’ll develop your digital design and visual communication skills
alongside your media production expertise. Our teaching staff and technicians will help you explore, and keep up to date with
new industry developments, in areas such as interactive design and animation; video production; digital photography; web
design; mobile apps; sound design; physical computing; user interfaces; motion graphics; Virtual Reality; 360 film-making and
other technologies.

Throughout your course you’ll have the chance to work on collaborative projects. This is a great way to develop highly soughtafter
transferable skills such as team working, project planning, digital portfolio creation and marketing. These are among the
skills highlighted by Microsoft as the 'future of work'.

At the end of your Digital Media Production degree, you’ll showcase your work in our Degree Show, which is attended every
year by industry professionals and recruitment agencies

Our Art and Design courses ranked 8th in the UK for 'Satisfied with Course' and 3rd for 'Satisfied with Teaching' in The Guardian
University Guide 2020.

Modules

Core Modules
Year 1: Fundamentals of Digital Media. Thinking Digital: A Practical History of Digital Media. Web Design and Digital Content Creation.
Year 2: Immersive Storytelling. Graphics in Motion. Contemporary Issues and Debates. Ruskin Module.
Year 3: Major Project: Digital Media.
Optional Modules
(Subject to availability)
Year 3: Research Project. Working in the Creative Industries

Assessment methods

Our modules allow you to demonstrate your progress by producing coursework to set projects, and formal briefs. At the end of
each trimester you’ll submit design work for practice-based modules, and a written document for contextual/theoretical modules.
These will then be graded and you’ll receive written feedback.

You’ll also receive on going feedback on your design project concepts and develop your learning in taught sessions, one-to-one
discussions, project reviews, peer to peer feedback and group critiques.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Cambridge School of Art

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Web and multimedia design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Design occupations
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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