Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative , Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh/ United Kingdom

B.Sc. Interactive Media Design

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.


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.

Career prospects

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:

  • 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.

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Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 15 January
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2130 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 13700 Year (Non-EEA)

Scotland/EU £1,820; Rest of UK £6,630; Overseas £11,700;

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
Duration full-time 48  months
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Based over four years, the course will involve lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study.

Year 1

Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, Software Development 1, Introduction to Interactive Media, Introduction to the Information Profession, Digital Imaging, Optional Module

Year 2

Sound Theory, Introduction to 3D Design, Practical Interaction Design, Digital Video Development, 2D Computer Animation, Optional Module

Year 3

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.

Year 4

Sound Design, Visual Effects Storytelling, Advanced 3D Design, Media Computing, Major Project

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Typical year 1

SQA Higher


A Level


Irish Leaving Certificate

B2, B2, B2, C1 at higher level

Subjects required

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


A Level


Subjects required

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

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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