Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Digital Media Computing with Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

Digital Media Computing, with Professional Placement provides you with the opportunity to carry out a one-year placement in industry, after your second year of study, so that you graduate with all the skills and knowledge as well as experience. Start your journey to an exciting career in digital computing, where you could work to design web pages, build new systems or create multimedia assets for a range of organisations. This multidisciplinary course combines computing and digital media so that you leave university as a versatile graduate with a mix of computing, technical and content creation skills. You’ll study with support of the latest in digital media technology equipment. This includes digital TV studios, edit and dubbing suites. Furthermore, 90% of our students are satisfied with this course (National Student Survey 2022). Study with us so you’ll be prepared for a world seeking those able to develop the next generation of digital media products. What's covered in the course? Our Digital Media Computing course is an intellectually challenging and highly rewarding programme that covers everything from coding to animation. It will prepare you to meet the professional and technical demands of industry. In the first year you will learn underlying principles of computer science, as well as visual design and human computer interaction, bringing these together through a collaborative innovation project and taking part in our annual Innovation Fest. This is where students get together to solve society’s problems with creative technology. Previous projects have included medical assistance drones, accessible gaming controllers, and smart housing solutions. The event brings together students, academics and industry guests, so it’s a great way to have fun, build experience and network, and win prizes! During the second and third year of study you will explore more in-depth the areas of web application development, digital media processing, media production and 3D modelling and animation. You will have opportunities to work on real world projects through a major group project in year two, as well as undertaking an individual project in the final year. You will develop key transferable skills, such as teamwork, reflection and self-awareness. You’ll also gain analytical skills through coursework tasks, as well as enhancing your problem solving using a range of systems and technologies. You will have the option to undertake an industrial placement after your second year, gaining valuable work experience, and on the course you'll acquire skills in web technology, programming, animation, 3D modelling, video production, human-computer interaction and interface design to develop web and interactive digital media applications. Why Choose Us?

  • Prepare for industry - Gain computing and multimedia skills to apply the latest technologies, as well as the versatility to succeed in a constantly evolving, challenging industry. Our students have gone on to work with companies such as Big Marketing and Caterpillar.
  • Highly experienced staff  - Our team of academics and practitioners offer not only academic expertise, but also current industry understanding and business acumen.
  • Excellent campus facilities - Our City Centre Campus houses the largest University TV studio, within a purpose-built Media Centre at The Parkside Building. You will have the option to join our Curzon Software House and take part in industry projects to build up skills for your CV.
  • A range of study techniques - Network opportunities, multimedia events and guest speakers bring the insights, contacts and the realities of the media world to your studies.
  • Home to Cisco and Oracle - We are a Cisco ASC (Academy Support Centre) and one of only 10 Cisco Instructor Training Centres (ITC) in the UK.

Course details

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Millennium Point Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

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Digital Media Computing with Professional Placement Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS