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Digital Content Creation

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

Your Level 3 subjects must include at least one subject that supports you in showcasing either creative OR technical skills relevant to the study of digital content creation. Creative subjects such as media, film, art and design, graphic design, photography or fine art are welcomed. Alternatively, technical subjects such as information technology, computing, digital production, design and development can also be a great starting point for this degree. We accept qualifications from across the UCAS Tariff, so if you're unsure if the subjects you're studying are suitable or want help choosing appropriate subjects at Level 3, please get in touch. We'll be happy to advise you.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Digital media

Our BA (Hons) Digital Content Creation aims to prepare innovative and agile content creators for a career at the forefront of the vibrant and growing digital and creative economy. We'll support you to build your understanding and skills in media production, graphic design and digital storytelling so that you can develop engaging digital content for a range of platforms, now and in the future.

The way we consume media is changing. Traditional broadcasters and production companies are evolving as audiences flock to new platforms, including social media. Businesses look to use innovative digital content in their marketing and communications to entice consumers to interact with products and services in new ways. Digital media professionals who can engage audiences in online and digital spaces creatively are in demand. The University of Bolton's BA (Hons) Digital Content Creation degree is a dynamic, forward-thinking course designed to prepare you for employment in the rapidly evolving digital and creative economy.

We aim to future-proof your career in this exciting sector. We offer you up-to-date knowledge for today's creative industries, as well as the lifelong learning skills that will help you stay abreast of innovations and new technologies moving forward. Our expert team will guide you as you develop a secure grounding in media production, web and mobile media design, graphic design, pre and post-production, photography and copywriting. We'll encourage you to develop critical thinking skills and explore trends forecasting, branding and data analytics.

Live briefs, guest lectures and specialist modules will support you to gain experience in a range of creative technologies and develop the essential digital skills you'll need to create innovative and engaging digital content. Our goal is to equip you to design and produce digital content for a wide range of settings and to develop your own exciting and innovative work. We'll also support you to gain transferable skills such as resilience, adaptability and teamwork that are highly attractive to employers.

This practical, industry-focused, and design-led degree focuses on designing, writing, filming, editing and directing digital content. Our expert team will combine concepts, techniques and knowledge from the fields of media and film production, graphic design, web design and visual effects, helping you build the relevant skills to design and realise in-demand and innovative digital content.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment methods

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£37,350
for the whole course
International
£37,350
for the whole course
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:

University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

Department:

Media and Photography

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Media studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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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.

84%
low
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media, journalism and communications

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

£11k

£11k

£18k

£18k

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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