Interactive Media Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
Edinburgh Napier University ,
With the rapid integration of technology into our lives, the need for innovative creative professionals increases daily. This course is designed to furnish you with the development skills required to bridge the gap between people and technology. You will develop skills in industry standard software and be shown established methods for creating engaging and exciting experiences.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


This highly technical creative career requires a combination of skills. You'll learn the theories behind interactive design, as well as an understanding of the different types of digital media, such as digital audio, video, 2D animation and 3D visualisation and animation. In terms of technology, you'll learn to use the software packages that are considered standard in the industry, including Flash, Final Cut, After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Motionbuilder and Protools.

Career prospects

New media businesses are proliferating both in the UK and worldwide, as are employment opportunities. With an impressive folio of work created during this course, you could find yourself working in:

  • web design
  • games development
  • sound design
  • digital special effects
  • animation
  • virtual reality
  • responsive environments
  • video production
  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Development
  • Introduction to Interactive Media
  • Introduction to the Information Profession
  • Digital Imaging
Year 2
  • Sound Theory
  • Introduction to 3D Design
  • Practical Interaction Design
  • Digital Video Development
  • 2D Computer Animation
Year 3
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Animation for Interactive Media
  • Web Design and Development
  • Sound Production
  • Intermediate 3D Design
  • Group Project
Year 4
  • Sound Design
  • Visual Effects Storytelling
  • Advanced 3D Design
  • Media Computing
  • Major Project

Test Scores

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Typical year 1
  • SQA Higher
  • BBBC
  • A Level
  • CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • B2, B2, B2, C1 at higher level
  • Higher / A Level Computing or ICT or Design or Art or Music or Photography or Media Studies - preferably a combination.
Typical year 2
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BBC
  • A Level
  • ABB
  • Subjects required
  • Computing or ICT or Design or Art or Music or Photography or Media Studies
  • HNC
  • B in Graded Unit in related subject and attend bridging course arranged by School of Computing
Typical year 3
  • HND
  • B in Graded Units In related subject

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13740 International
  • GBP 1820 EU/EEA
  • England Wales and Northern Ireland - £9,000


We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa.

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