Digital Media at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The Digital Media BA course focuses on creative production in the field of media using digital tools in 3D modelling, code as a creative medium, immersive technologies, and audio and video production among others. The course offers a space for students to experiment with a range of digital technologies, practices, processes, and theories.

  • Coventry University is ranked 5th for Media and Film Studies, and joint 11th for Career Prospects in Media and Film Studies, by the Guardian University Guide 2024.
  • Our responsive, creative curriculum allows students to address the rapid developments concerning the impact of new, emerging and future media technologies and broader changes to the media and networked communications landscape.
  • Our project-led approach supports students in becoming adept with a range of critical and creative media equipment and interactive technologies to inform their practice and understanding.
  • Students will benefit from a course that sees critical digital theory, immersive skills development, and professional practice as mutually exclusive, along with a university-wide commitment to collaborative learning and supporting sustainable global citizenship development.
Key Course Benefits
  • Our course explores a mix of creative and technical skills and knowledge development through a range of modules that will take students through the entire software development workflow from concept to user testing.
  • Free access to a wide range of high standard, professional media equipment via our Media Loan Service, with technicians who can support you and give advice and instructions for ease of use*.
  • Past staff and students have a strong track record of collaborative applied projects with a wide range of industry organisations*.
  • In the past students have had the opportunity to attend talks from expert guest speakers such as Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, Venom: Let there be Carnage), Luke Richards, CEO & Creative Director, Black Cat Entertainment and Simon Wright, Director of Genesys Creators, Genesys (subject to availability).
*For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Modules

This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). *Year Two* In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills - digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge Study skills - to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills - to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness - the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen You will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: how digital media impacts society, digital media formats and content creation, amongst others. *Modules* Beyond the Digital Revolution: Contexts Transmedia Storytelling and Immersive Design Digital Marketing and Content Creation Hacking the Immersive Pipeline Engaging in Professional Practice Creative Collaboration *Placement Year* There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. *Final Year* Your final year aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. You will have the opportunity to choose between two optional modules in your final year, ‘Immersive Production and Experimental Praxis’ and ‘Creative Application Design and Development’ to total 120 credits. *Modules* Politics and Failures of The Digital Revolution Professional Digital Media Practice Portfolio Research: Speculative Futures and Digital Histories Immersive Production and Experimental Praxis Creative Application Design and Development Final Major Project We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. *For full module and course detail please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include Practical or project work Coursework Essays Presentations and posters The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

Additional entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Digital Media at Coventry University - UCAS