BA (Hons) Digital Media Studies

UCAS Course Code W214

Podcasting, mobile blogging, video production, VJing and countless other forms of creative media production are becoming thoroughly integrated into our networked, digital lifestyles. To prepare for employment in the expanding creative industries sector, a student must thoroughly understand both the creative processes and technical underpinnings of new media and its delivery. Equally important is a thorough understanding of how these processes are affecting the way we live, work and play.

The School of Arts and New Media’s Digital Media Studies degree programme focuses on three major areas of study:

Critical Thinking

 Individuals no longer simply consume media, they also produce it. A critical understanding of the technologies and media that we consume and produce is an important component of the BA Digital Media Studies programme. You will learn how to critique and evaluate issues related to the effective use of digital media and you will learn to consider the responsibilities that go with it.

Creative Problem-solving

Our modules will teach you how to plan and execute digital design projects using a variety of tools and techniques. You will learn how to effectively use whatever resources are available to produce examples of effective digital design that can change the way a specific audience will think, feel or act.

Technical Understanding

You will gain a detailed understanding of the tools and technologies that you will need to create advanced digital projects to professional standards, and this degree allows you to customise your course of study as you advance through the programme. It allows you to choose from a variety of creative and technical modules depending upon your individual interests and abilities.

The BA Digital Media Studies degree programme gives you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the role of digital media in everyday life, and you will gain the comprehensive knowledge necessary to prepare you for professional employment in the constantly evolving creative industries.

Programme Structure

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