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Digital Media - BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

Navigate your way through the digital landscape in this exciting degree designed to prepare you for a career in a growing digital media sector combining professional practice and theory. You’ll develop highly sought after technical, production and marketing skills to initiate, design, produce and manage digital projects. In the National Student Survey 2016 this course scored an impressive 100% overall student satisfaction.

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Digital media unites the professional practice and knowledge of a growing and ever changing digital sector. Our degree programme allows you to develop the necessary professional skills in design and production but also in marketing and management.

We’ll prepare you to critically engage with current trends in digital media design and production, develop practical, industry-valued skills on professional-standard equipment and develop your capacity for creativity and innovation. We offer the latest versions of industry standard digital imaging, web, mobile and web design, video post-production, scripting and 3D animation software.

From design concept to production you'll learn how to create a variety of media projects and produce a personal portfolio of work to showcase your skills to potential employers. London has the most diverse and fastest growing technology sector in the UK and is the ideal place to study digital media as it’s aligned with the skills employers need. Additionally, guest lectures from industry professionals, visits and work placements provide you with great networking opportunities.

Joining our school further allows you to engage and collaborate with students and practitioners from other areas of creative practice through projects and events.


You're assessed via individual and group projects, presentations, written reports, essays and a final project.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • for entry in the 2016-17 academic year: at least 280 UCAS points from three or more A levels (eg BBC) or 320 UCAS points from a BTEC National (eg DDM)
  • for entry in the 2017-18 academic year: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 3) modules include:

  • Moving Image and Sound Practice
  • Creative Digital Imaging
  • Designing and Scripting Interactive Media
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Developing Your Career

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Digital Media Practice
  • Digital Humanities
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Installation and Site
  • 3D Animation: Principles and Practice
  • Documentary Photography and Photography Journalism
  • Television Studio Practice
  • Open Language Programme Module

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Digital Management and Enterprise
  • Game Design
  • E-Learning: Development and Design
  • Digital Media Project
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • 3-D Character Animation and Effects
  • Digital Video Post-Production
  • Analysing Popular Music
  • Digital Media and Media and Communications Work
  • Open Language Programme Module

"I have really enjoyed this course. Being able to work with different companies outside of the university due to being on my course has been a major highlight."

Our Digital Media BA degree has an excellent record of employment after graduation. You’ll have a wide choice of careers within the commercial and public sectors. Multimedia production, game and web design, social media, web content management, filmmaking, video post-production, 3D animation and project management are just a few of the paths open to you after graduation.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

UK/EU students wishing to begin this course studying full-time in September 2016 should apply by calling the Clearing hotline on .

Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.

Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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