Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Digital Media Production

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Course summary

Please note the title of this course has changed from BA (Hons) Digital Media for September 2021 New technologies and changing platforms mean there’s a growing demand for people with the skills to develop creative digital content across social media and many other digital platforms. Whether it is for businesses, charities, arts organisations and beyond you will be prepared with a transferable toolkit to take you on your digital journey, wherever that be. Our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production course will help you develop your creative vision and technical abilities, while giving you research and analytical skills to strengthen your creative ideas. You’ll be based in Cambridge School of Art, with access to all our industry-standard software, hardware and extensive facilities. Cambridge is the perfect place to study. It’s a tech hub at the forefront of the digital revolution, often called ‘Silicon Fen’ , with digital agencies and companies including Sookio, Onespacemedia, Google, Microsoft and Amazon opening divisions here, as well as creative organisations such as Collusion (link: and our very own StoryLab Research Institute (link: Thanks to our links with such companies, you’ll follow briefs and challenges that come straight from industry, and get ongoing support to find placements and work experience. You can also take an optional placement year. As a BA (Hons) Digital Media Production student at ARU, you’ll develop your digital design and visual communication skills alongside your media production expertise. Our teaching staff and technicians will help you explore, and keep up to date with new industry developments, in areas such as interactive design and animation; video production; digital photography; web design; mobile apps; sound design; physical computing; user interfaces; motion graphics; Virtual Reality; 360 film-making and other technologies. Throughout your course you’ll have the chance to work on collaborative projects. This is a great way to develop highly soughtafter transferable skills such as team working, project planning, digital portfolio creation and marketing. These are among the skills highlighted by Microsoft as the 'future of work'. At the end of your Digital Media Production degree, you’ll showcase your work in our Degree Show, which is attended every year by industry professionals and recruitment agencies Our Art and Design courses ranked 8th in the UK for 'Satisfied with Course' and 3rd for 'Satisfied with Teaching' in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

Course details


Core Modules Year 1: Fundamentals of Digital Media. Thinking Digital: A Practical History of Digital Media. Web Design and Digital Content Creation. Year 2: Immersive Storytelling. Graphics in Motion. Contemporary Issues and Debates. Ruskin Module. Year 3: Major Project: Digital Media. Optional Modules (Subject to availability) Year 3: Research Project. Working in the Creative Industries

Assessment method

Our modules allow you to demonstrate your progress by producing coursework to set projects, and formal briefs. At the end of each trimester you’ll submit design work for practice-based modules, and a written document for contextual/theoretical modules. These will then be graded and you’ll receive written feedback. You’ll also receive on going feedback on your design project concepts and develop your learning in taught sessions, one-to-one discussions, project reviews, peer to peer feedback and group critiques.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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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 2022 International fees are to be confirmed
Digital Media Production at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS