Plymouth College of Art

Digital Media Production Plymouth College of Art Degree level: Undergraduate

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This is a dynamic, outward-facing programme, engaging in a range of commercial moving image and audio production practices – from TV to cutting-edge digital content. Music videos, commercials, vlogs and films are supported through our extensive production facilities, including a Blackmagic portable TV studio that allows you to explore live events and streaming.

UK film, TV and online media makers are recognised around the world for their craft and creativity. This degree primes a new generation of creatives to meet the need for innovative moving-image content. You’ll cover everything from idea generation to production techniques, including camera, sound, light and post-production, preparing you to carve out a successful career in a growing industry, where a smartphone alone can enable your ideas to
reach a global audience.

  • Build an innovative portfolio/showreel.

  • Expand your audiovisual creativity.

  • Communicate as a producer, director or designer.

  • Focus on creative film, new television and commercial media.

  • Develop an international context for your professional creative practice.

You will be involved in professional briefs and independent projects, supported by taught sessions, practical workshops and seminars from our team and visiting lecturers.

We encourage experimentation, risk-taking and innovative responses to problems. You’ll be part of a collaborative community incorporating design and making skills – including graphics, 3D, sound and performance – into your moving image productions. You will develop professional skills such as marketing and entrepreneurship, gaining expertise in pitching ideas.

We boast industry-standard tools – including an infinity cove to create seamless backdrops, sound and editing facilities and a green screen, along with along with 6,000 pieces of kit in our Equipment Resource Centre. We also encourage you to access resources and specialist technicians across the institution as a whole.

Our academic and technical team are all experienced industry professionals, having worked with clients such as Honda, Oakley, Channel 4 and the BBC.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Course details

Modules

You’ll develop a portfolio of technical skills – from cinematography and writing for a wide range of applications and audiences, to directing, researching and producing – enabling you to take on external projects, work placements and live briefs.
Year one will cover audiovisual creativity, writing, producing and photography, including multimedia and study of contemporary and performing arts, as well as television.
The second year focuses on documentary and creative filmmaking, including directing, cinematography, editing, sound and moving image.
The third year allows you to develop these skills further through a focus on innovative projects that will prepare you for your future career, including industry networking, transmedia storytelling and the opportunity to specialise in the skills you feel most passionately about.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points We accept combinations of qualifications that meet or exceed our tariff requirements, alongside evidence of your creativity

We recognise the value of a variety of qualifications and relevant experience and welcome applications from students who have followed less traditional routes. We are happy to accept combinations of qualifications, and welcome applications from candidates without formal qualifications who can provide evidence of their creativity.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/studying/how-to-apply/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 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

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Provider information

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Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place
Plymouth
PL4 8AT


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