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Kingston University

Digital Media Technology (including Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: G455

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Any subject considered.

A pass in any Access Course would be deemed suitable for entry onto this course.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Any subject considered.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Any subject considered.

UCAS Tariff

32

From two A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Media production

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– To support your studies, there are opportunities for industry visits in central London, home to many digital media and creative companies.
– You’ll have access to extensive media and games labs as well as VR and AR activities in the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Environments (CAVE).
– You’ll build a strong portfolio of work, ready for employment in the industry.

**About this course**
On this course, you’ll gain the specialist skills you need for a career in this highly competitive area. These include the fundamentals of media, 2D and 3D computer graphics, programming, motion graphics, UX design and visual effects.

You’ll create sophisticated media-based products, such as animations, moving graphics, compositing, 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, interactive web design content and filming. Through option modules, you’ll be able to develop your chosen specialism. You’ll be supported in subjects such as VFX, 3D CGI, compositing, interaction and UX design. You’ll work both individually and in groups, alongside tutors and guest speakers, building your team working abilities and initiative.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 0 - Foundation core modules: CX3005 - Computer programming, SX3006 - Mathematics For Science, SX3001  - Scientific Investigation & Skills.
Year 0 - Foundation optional modules: SX3002  - Biology, SX3003 - Chemistry, CX3001  - Technical  Investigation & Skills, CX3002 - Mathematics for Computing, CX3003 - Mathematics, CX3004  -Computer Systems, SX3007 - Environment Science & Geography, SX3005 - Sport Science.
Year 1: CI4001 - Introduction to Digital Media, CI4002 - Computer Generated Imagery, CI4450 - Professional Environments 1, CI4105 - Programming 1: Thinking like a Programmer.

Year 2: CI5001 - Digital Motion Graphics and Compositing, CI5002 - Multimedia Authoring and Design, CI5450 - Professional Environments 2, CI5003 - Modelling and Animation, CI5330 - User Centred Design, CI5320 - Database-Driven Application Development.

Year 3 core modules: CI6001 - Visual Effects, CI6100 - Individual Project.
Year 3 optional modules: CI6535 - Game and Media Creation Processes, CI6330 - Mobile Application Development, CI6315 - User Experience Design Thinking, CI6415 - Digital Entrepreneurship.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, smaller tutorial groups and seminars, practical workshop sessions, individual assignments and group tasks.

The majority of assessment includes coursework and practical with a small amount of written exams. The focus is primarily on making creative digital products to demonstrate a portfolio of media artefacts and problem solving skills as well as proficient use of contemporary software tools.

Both formative and summative feedback will be provided to encourage students to progressively develop design skills and problem solving prowess.

Overall the aim is to foster a studio like environment for teaching and learning, to develop both creative talent and technical skills.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Networks and Digital Media

TEF rating:
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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.

67%
low
Media production

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.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

79%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

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.

Media 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Customer service occupations

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media production

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

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

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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