BSc / BSc (Hons) Digital Media Global

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Combine Design Thinking and Digital Media production skills with study abroad to become a complete global digital media professional.

  • Napier code:

    56215BH

  • UCAS code:

    I151

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BSc / BSc (Hons)

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

Combine design thinking and digital media production skills with study abroad to become a complete global digital media professional.

Incorporating a compulsory study abroad in Year 3, this course has been developed for the new media professional ready to work in a global industry. This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop core skills in the development of digital media encompassing audio, video, 2D and 3D graphics and animation.

Develop your abilities through understanding, practice and evaluation of practice and hone your critical understanding in your specialist areas of study. You will also create a digital media portfolio using industry standard packages in our state-of-the-art Mac and PC-based facilities.

This course has been designed for advanced entry with flexible structures and support to ease articulation from college.


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What you study:

Year 1

  • Introduction to Being Digital
  • Digital Imaging
  • Producing Digital
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Programming for Media and Design
  • Experiencing the Digital City

Year 2

  • Sound Theory
  • Introduction to 3D Design
  • Digital Video Development
  • Visual Design for Digital Media
  • Motion Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • 2D Computer Animation
  • Storyboarding

Year 3

Study abroad for one trimester or a full year.
Students electing to study a trimester on campus will be able to study selected modules from the Schools of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries.

Year 4

Honours project. Options including:

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Careers

With an impressive portfolio of work created on this course, you could find yourself working across a broad range of media, such as:

  • Web design
  • Games development
  • Sound design
  • Visual effects
  • Animation
  • Virtual reality
  • Video production
  • Motion graphics
  • Broadcasting

You may even take on a role in a more mainstream IT company, providing creative input into the interactivity of software and networking systems.

If your academic skills are strong, you may choose to further your education by doing advanced study in areas including sound design, animation and visualisation, and visual effects.


Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBC to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BCC to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication.

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication.

Grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication. 

Grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 to include at least one of the following at grade 5: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication.  

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses (except Veterinary Nursing).

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £13,740 £13,900

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