Be part of the digital content revolution. Digital advertising agencies, online businesses and social media need people who can design engaging and innovative digital content. Use industry standard software to explore the creative capabilities of interactive design, video, digital photography, web design, mobile apps, sound design, user interfaces and digital animation.
There is a growing need for graduates from courses like this, designers who have experience and a range of digital software as well as traditional drawing and communication skills.
The Digital Media industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK and the need for creative and innovative designers and artists has never been higher. This course will help you develop your artistic vision for the future of digital content with the research and analytical skills that help underpin the most innovative and creative ideas.
You will be following briefs and challenges that come straight from industry and will have the chance to work with students from other courses in team based collaborative projects. Based in the Cambridge School of Art, you will study in a culturally and artistically rich environment and benefit from our industry-standard facilities and vibrant community.
Our teaching staff and technicians will support you to develop your skills in drawing and visual communication, core design skills, interactive design, video, digital photography, web design, mobile apps, sound design, user interfaces and digital animation, as well as transferable skills that are in high demand such as team work, project planning, digital portfolio creation and marketing.
At the end of the course you will showcase your work as part of our annual Degree Show, attended by industry professionals, recruitment agencies, parents, friends and alumni.
Course Leader: Tina Burton
The skills and knowledge you gain from completing our BA (Hons) Digital Media course will prepare you for not only for roles in the current digital media industry, including web design, social media analysis, content writing, videography, motion graphic artist or interactive designer, but also for near-future careers as detailed in Microsoft's 'Tomorrow's Jobs', such as digital culture commentator or virtual habitat designer. You might even invent your own new role within this fresh and exciting cultural landscape.
Our links with major companies in Cambridge, including Frontier and Jagex, will allow you to engage with live briefs and competitions to enhance your portfolio and give you experience of working life.
Our in-house employability advisers organise and run workshops, seminars, networking events, portfolio reviews and design challenges. They'll also help you find vital work experience, allowing you to graduate with the skills and confidence you'll need to succeed in the creative workplace.
Our modules allow you to demonstrate your progress by producing coursework to set projects, and formal briefs. At the end of each semester you’ll submit design work for practice-based modules, and a written document for contextual/theoretical modules. These will then be graded and you’ll receive written feedback.
You’ll also receive on going feedback on your design project concepts and develop your learning in taught sessions, one-to-one discussions, project reviews, peer to peer feedback and group critiques.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
You will be required to attend an interview of around 20 minutes, during which you will evidence your discussion with a portfolio or, if you are resident outside of the UK, an e-portfolio.
For more information on how to prepare and submit your portfolio please visit our portfolios and interviews page, or go straight to the detailed guidance for BA (Hons) Digital Media portfolios.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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