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Course summary

Design and create innovative, engaging digital multimedia content on our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production degree at Cambridge School of Art. 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 with a specialist understanding of user experience and design and emerging technologies like VR. Whether it's for businesses, charities, arts organisations and beyond, our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production degree will give you a transferable toolkit to take you on your digital journey. The course will help you develop your artistic 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, Cambridge Museum of Technology and our very own StoryLab Research Institute. 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. 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; podcasting; physical computing; user experience and interfaces; motion graphics; immersive storytelling; 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 sought-after 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. You can see work by our 2020 graduating students on our PRESENT showcase site. Industry-standard facilities As a Digital Media Production student at ARU, you’ll have access to all our facilities including:

  • Dedicated Mac and PC suites with the latest software including Adobe Creative suite
  • Wide-format printers and scanners
  • Film studios, VR and 360 cameras, sound studios and video editing suites
  • Photography facilities including darkrooms; photographic studios; film processing; digital printing suite
  • Media Services professional equipment loans
  • Ruskin Gallery, a professional digital art gallery
  • Life drawing studio
  • Specialist printmaking workshop including etching, screen-printing, and lithography
  • 3D workshops for physical media including wood, plastic, metal, and clay.
Our team of technical officers will be on hand to offer training and support. As one of our students you'll also have access to all our other art, design and creative industries facilities and equipment. Careers By completing our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production course you'll be prepared for roles including digital media design, web design, social media analysis, content writing, videography, motion graphic art and interactive design. But you’ll also be ready for near-future careers such as digital culture commentator or designer. You might even invent your own new role in this exciting cultural landscape.


Year 1 core modules: Fundamentals of Digital Media, Thinking Digital: A Practical History of Digital Media, Web Design and Digital Content Creation. Year 2 core modules: Contemporary Issues and Debates, Graphics in Motion, Immersive Storytelling, Ruskin Module. Year 3: Work placement. Year 4 core modules: Major Project: Digital Media. Year 4 optional modules: 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 semester you’ll submit a portfolio of work for practice-based modules, and a written document for contextual/theoretical modules. These will be graded and you’ll receive written feedback. You’ll also receive ongoing 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

Entry requirements

Qualification 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. You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.

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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

Additional fee information

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250.
Digital Media Production [with placement year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS