University of East Anglia UEA

Computer Graphics, Imaging and Multimedia University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate

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From day one you will be immersed in a cutting edge environment, soaking up the combined expertise of research-active staff from both the School of Computing Sciences and the School of Arts, Media and American Studies.

The academics from School of Computing Sciences will teach you your computing subjects, while film, television and media subjects will be taught by the Arts, Media and American Studies team.

You’ll kick off your studies by getting hands-on experience in the essentials of computing, including computer systems, computer programming, software engineering and mathematics.

You’ll then get the opportunity to study increasingly more specialist subjects such as computer graphics, video and audio processing, movie making, digital media production, artificial intelligence and more.

It’s all brought to life in our specialist graphics lab with state of the art computers and high-end graphics cards, as well as in our motion capture laboratory. You will also be able to use our 3D printer, 3D stereoscopic monitors, humanoid robots, drones, haptic feedback devices and mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) hardware.

Thanks to our strong ties with media and entertainment companies, we are able to shape our course content and coursework projects based on current trends and real-world problems.

In your final year, your independent research project gives you the chance to study a subject you’re truly passionate about. You could look at anything from developing VR applications (such as 3D flight and vehicle simulators) and games with motion captured characters to mixed reality (MR) movie creation, augmented reality (AR) games or state of the art graphics projects with light effects (using shaders).

Course Structure
In each year you will typically take six 20-credit modules, adding up to 360 credits over the three years of your course.

Year 1
In your first year you’ll develop a solid theoretical and practical foundation in computer programming. You’ll learn the fundamentals of computer systems and principles, databases, mathematics and programming (including web-based programming). Your coursework projects will focus on real world applications, sharpening your programming and problem solving skills – must-haves for the IT, media and entertainment industries.

Year 2
In your second year you’ll get to choose between a variety of optional modules from the School of Arts, Media and American Studies, including film, television and media, and computing modules from the School of Computing Sciences. Your compulsory modules will include computer graphics, further programming and algorithms.

Year 3
Your only compulsory third-year module will be your final year project – for which you can suggest your own topic or choose from our list. This module is worth 40 credits, so it’s equivalent to two standard modules.

Alongside your project, you’ll choose from a range of optional advanced modules from both the School of Computing Sciences and the School of Arts, Media and American Studies.

Disclaimer
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in computing, such as Programming, Analysing Film and Television and Systems Development. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Graphics, Sound and Image and Programming. Optional modules include TV Studio Production, Computer Graphics and Animation. The wide range of optional modules in Years 2 and 3 allows you to tailor your degree to your interests.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G450
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB or ABC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM In relevant subject, please see website for details. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.
Scottish Higher AABBB including grade A in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points With Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics or Economics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC Including Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B.

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email admissions@uea.ac.uk.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component).

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Service

01603 591515


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Admissions Service

01603 591515