With the fast pace of innovations in digital technology, new creative opportunities in interactive media are opening up almost by the minute. In this course, you'll learn to use the latest software, video and animation to create a wide range of creative content: from DVDs and mobile phone designs to games, web sites and responsive environments. If engaging with your audience through technology presses your creative buttons, a Bachelor in Interactive Media Design is for you.
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.
We are one of the top universities in Scotland for graduate employability, with over 93% of our graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduating.
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:
You may even take on a role in a more mainstream IT company, providing creative input into the interactivity of software and networking systems.
Scotland/EU £1,820; Rest of UK £6,630; Overseas £11,700;
Based over four years, the course will involve lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study.
Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, Software Development 1, Introduction to Interactive Media, Introduction to the Information Profession, Digital Imaging, Optional Module
Sound Theory, Introduction to 3D Design, Practical Interaction Design, Digital Video Development, 2D Computer Animation, Optional Module
Digital Storytelling, Animation for Interactive Media, Web Design and Development, Sound Production, Intermediate 3D Design, Group Project, Optional Module
An optional placement is available during Year 3.
Sound Design, Visual Effects Storytelling, Advanced 3D Design, Media Computing, Major Project
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Typical year 1
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
Computing or ICT or Design or Art or Music or Photography or Media Studies
B in Graded Unit in related subject and attend bridging course arranged by School of Computing
Typical year 3
B in Graded Units In related subject
No work experience is required.
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