Creative Media Technologies at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Creative technologies are rapidly becoming integral to industry and society, transforming how we consume information and interact with the world. Discover the artistry in them and become an innovative content creator who drives transformation on our Creative Media Technologies degree course. Whether you're interested in video production, animation, web design, mobile gaming, or emerging technologies like virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (XR), you'll explore creative technologies and their impact on immersive experiences. By taking part in live client projects and placements, you can tailor your degree to your speciality and sharpen your knowledge and abilities in a professional environment. You'll grow into an all-encompassing media producer ready for a career in fields such as web development, content marketing, and television and film production. Course highlights

  • Diversify your creative skills by learning about and using different digital technologies to produce outstanding media content
  • Develop your professional portfolio by working on actual client projects
  • Gain valuable industry experience by taking an optional placement
  • Strengthen your knowledge and team-working abilities by collaborating with students from other courses in the School of Creative Technologies and Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Become familiar with renowned software used in the creative media industries, including Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Demonstrate your technical expertise to potential employers by earning Adobe Certified Associate certifications
  • Enrich your study with help from a formidable team of expert lecturers with years of industry experience and research practice
Careers and opportunities You'll graduate from this course with a vast understanding of digital media and tools that will open any door within the creative industries. Graduate areas Industry areas previous students have moved into include:
  • web development
  • animation
  • video production
  • gaming
  • music production
  • TV production
Graduate roles Roles previous students on this course have taken on include:
  • computer games animator
  • 3D modeller
  • web designer
  • graphics artist
  • filmmaker
  • broadcast journalist
  • games developer
  • musical technician
Our Careers and Employability will support you in finding a role or setting up a business. You'll get help and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Digital Culture and Creative Industries
  • Digital Filming and Technology
  • Introduction to Animation
  • Introduction to Interactive Development
  • Sound for Moving Image
  • User Experience Design
There are no optional units in this year. Year 2 Core in this year include:
  • Creative Production
  • Form and Function
  • Interaction Design
  • Project Initiation and Career Management
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Augmented Reality Development
  • Creative Technologies Study Exchange
  • Creative Technologies Study Exchange
  • Digital Photography
  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Professional Experience
  • Rich Media Website Delivery
  • Student Enterprise
  • Virtual Reality Development
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 The core module in this year is:
  • Final Year Project
  • Vocational Project Portfolio
Optional modules in this year currently include:
  • Applications of Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communication Design
  • Documentary Film-Making
  • Games Research
  • Implementing Game Audio
  • Intermediate Visual Effects
  • Internet of Things
  • Motion Capture Applications
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • practical projects
  • working journals
  • academic and evaluative essays
  • performances
  • oral presentations
  • examinations
  • case studies
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 17% by written exams, 17% by practical exams and 66% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 24% by practical exams and 76% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 7% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 76% by coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

Application codes

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Creative Media Technologies at University of Portsmouth - UCAS