Our Contemporary Media Practice BA will challenge you to develop cutting-edge approaches to media arts with an emphasis on innovation and emerging creative technologies. It will give you the opportunity to work across media disciplines to prepare you for a dynamic and ever-changing media arts landscape. Our graduates have a wide range of career options in the creative industries, such as content production across interactive media, immersive technologies, CGI and VFX, videogame design, film, experience design and emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence and the Metaverse. The course delivers disciplinary skills in a range of media practices including filmmaking, photography, interaction design, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), video and art installation, motion graphics, animation, projection mapping, creative coding, 3D scanning and printing, 3D modelling and design, sound art, audio production and web design. Our unique course combines traditional art school approaches to creative practice – where students develop skills in critical thinking, innovation and contextual awareness – with industry-level professionalism. This approach will enable you to develop engaging practical projects and to participate in contemporary cultural debates through your awareness of the political, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work. Core modules give you the skills to work across media boundaries, and at the frontiers of emerging media. These provide a breadth and depth of media production skills together with transferrable skills in project management, collaborative practice and entrepreneurship. Combined, these will give you the ability to adapt to the creative opportunities of the contemporary media landscape. The course is part of the University of Westminster's School of Arts, based at our Harrow Campus – a cutting-edge creative hub, and one of the leading media, arts and design educational facilities in Europe.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course focuses on transferable skills across media, so applicants should have a good portfolio of practical work that could include still images, short films and/or interactive work. We ask applicants to focus on examples of work about which they feel passionate and which demonstrates their personal interests. We also ask that applicants present a short essay to demonstrate their written and reflective skills, although this is optional. We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
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