Interactive Media and Web Technologies (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Interactive Media and Web Technologies (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year one of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding to become part of the next generation of immersive app developers, web programmers, digital media experts and code-savvy user interface designers. The foundation year of this course covers a range of digital technology content including fundamental software engineering and data storage concepts, the theory behind how networks operate, devices communicate and how such networks should be designed. It also covers information technology in business and the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills required to solve relevant problems.”. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Interactive Media and Web Technologies BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Science. The degree aims to help you: • Understand software techniques and technologies • Master the principles of technical art, exploring animation, VFX, modelling and motion graphics • Become a professional full-stack web developer, able to generate a user-focused front-end and a technologically sound back-end, to any online project Key benefits of the degree • Learn to apply technical knowledge to the development of creative content regularly found in creative industries such as film, TV, games and web • Develop a portfolio of work across a wide array of platforms and uses including web and mobile services, social media, Virtual Reality and Immersive Simulations using game engines • Study as part of a community of creative content generators, working collaboratively to produce complex digital artefacts • Explore your creativity through a range of open-ended assessment briefs that focus on individuality and expression of ideas • Prepare for a career in the creative industry by practising commonly used industry-standard tools and learning techniques for working as part of a multi-disciplinary team See our website for further details.


Foundation year modules include:

  • Fundamental Pure Mathematics
  • Software and Databases
  • Networks and Communications
  • IT in Business
On passing your foundation year you will progress to year 1 of your degree course. This course has a common first year which enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. Year 1 modules include:
  • Programming: Concepts and Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Working with Data
  • Mathematical Skills for Computing Professionals
  • Programming: Professional Practice
  • Integrative Project Module
In Year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with interactive media technologies and techniques, and the fundamentals of good web design, amongst others. Modules include:
  • Desire Lines: User Experience and Interface Design
  • Web Development
  • Teamwork makes the Dream Works: Creative Industries Group Project
  • Exploring Interactive Media Technologies
  • Let’s Get Moving: 2D and 3D Animation
  • I Shot the Serif: Graphic Design
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. Your final year aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from previous years. 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. Modules include:
  • Once Upon a Time: Innovative Storytelling
  • Web API Development
  • The VFX Factor: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
  • Advanced Technical Art for Games
  • Interactive Media & Web Technologies 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 details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Interactive Media and Web Technologies (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS