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Digital Media Culture and Technology BSc

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Digital Media Culture and Technology BSc

BSc
  • UCAS code P304
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

Instagram created new visual cultures, LinkedIn created new employment spheres, and Twitter has changed the way we discuss politics. The creative industries are the UK’s fastest-growing economic sector, worth £71.4 billion a year and making up 5.6% of the work force (Department of Culture, Media & Sport, 2014), and within the creative industries, digital media looks set to grow the fastest over the next few years. Opportunities are everywhere.

A unique collaboration between the Department of Media Arts and Department of Computer Science, this three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree will introduce you to all the key elements of digital media culture and technology, with a focus on the creative and cultural aspects in your course options for years 2 and 3. It will equip you for an exciting career in this ground-breaking field, giving you the critical and creative skills to excel in media production and an appreciation of the technologies that make it all work. The courses modular structure gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own interests.

We don't just teach surface readings of today's social media, we give you an understanding from the ground up. We will help you to harness the power of digital media cultures and work with the latest, emerging forms of social media. This degree is an innovative collaboration between the Department of Media Arts and Department of Computer Science to enable you to learn from the experts in coding, design and data analytics that form the technical basis of today's digital communications. We put heavy emphasis on project-based learning and regular industry involvement. Our broad curriculum will also prepare you for more advanced study in either media arts of computer science, or related fields if you decide to progress within academia.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Emphasis on project-based learning.
  • Industry involvement from our outstanding networks.
  • Use our 24-7 media arts facilities.
  • Study how social media works on both aesthetic and technical levels.
  • Alternative BA (P300) pathway available wholly taught in the Department of Media Arts
5th

highest average graduate earnings

Source: 5 years after graduation, Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2018 (Media Arts)

10th

in the UK for Film Production

Source: Guardian University Guide, 2020 (Media Arts)

11th

in the UK for quality of research publications

Source: THE, REF, Institutions ranked by subject 2014 (Computer Science)

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