Digital Media Technology, BSc (Hons)

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This degree course is designed to provide a broad and solid foundation for future digital system designers, practitioners and managers within the world of digital media. You will focus on developing your knowledge with particular emphasis on interface systems, human factors in design, Internet development and games design.

The course covers the fundamentals of digital media technology, audio-visual technology and interface technology with the aim of providing the ability to develop interactive material (games, multimedia and virtual reality) for a range of platforms.

Why choose this course?
  • It is accredited by the bcs, The Chartered Institute for IT to Char…

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This degree course is designed to provide a broad and solid foundation for future digital system designers, practitioners and managers within the world of digital media. You will focus on developing your knowledge with particular emphasis on interface systems, human factors in design, Internet development and games design.

The course covers the fundamentals of digital media technology, audio-visual technology and interface technology with the aim of providing the ability to develop interactive material (games, multimedia and virtual reality) for a range of platforms.

Why choose this course?
  • It is accredited by the bcs, The Chartered Institute for IT to Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status. Recent research shows that professionals with BCS' CITP are the top earners in the UK IT industry, indicating that companies are paying top price for business and IT experience.
  • You will have use of the latest industry standard technology during your studies: stereoscopic display equipment; virtual reality head mounted display; and projection units and gesture input devices.
  • It shares a common first year with BSc (Hons) Information and Communications Technology, BSc (Hons) Information Systems and BSc (Hons) Computing allowing you the flexibility to review your pathway once you've started studying.
  • You have the option to undertake a year's work placement in industry and we have strong links with companies such as Siemens, Experian and Excel.
  • Our student work can be groundbreaking, innovative and consistently attracts industry attention.

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What will I study?

This cluster of Information Technology courses has the greatest breadth, covering to varying degrees of depth: networking and communications technology; business and information systems and interactive / multimedia development.

By sharing a common first year of study you have the option to review your course and change your pathway at the end of your first year. Courses within this cluster include:

  • BSc (Hons) Information and Communications Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) Computing.

There are approximately 70 places available across the cluster.

Year One

  • Foundation in Computing and Technology
  • Web-based Programming
  • Internet Technology
  • System Analysis and Design with Professional Development

Year Two

  • Internet Applications Development
  • Interface Technology and Design
  • Rich Media Technology
  • 3D Design for Games
  • Understanding the IT Industry
  • Practical Project Management

Year Three
Optional work placement

Final year

  • Project
  • Virtual Reality
  • Advanced Imaging and Display Technology
  • Serious Games

One from the following optional modules:

  • Interaction Design and Project Management
  • Techniques for Business
  • Mobile Platform Development
  • Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing
  • Communicating Science and Technology
  • Professional Practice.

For further information, download the module descriptions document

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on a variety components including:

Coursework and Practical 77%

  • Assignments
  • Dissertation
  • Group projects
  • Oral presentations
  • Laboratory exercises and reports

Written 23%

  • Exams
  • Written tests
How will I learn?

Scheduled contact time in lectures and seminars is around 12 hours per week and these will be held on Clifton campus. Lectures are spread across various buildings on campus, including Erasmus Darwin, George Eliot and the Computing and Informatics Building. Clifton campus maps and travel information.

What's included in the course fees?

Your course fees cover all the facilities and support you need to succeed. This includes:

  • Extensive computing facilities, some available 24/7 and including technician support
  • Most major software used available across the campus machines, including Adobe Master Collection Suite (only exception is 3D studio Max which is housed in our specialist Games labs)
  • Dedicated online storage to support backup of work
  • Free or discounted personal copies of all software used on the course except Adobe
  • Microsoft Academic Alliance membership which gives you free copies of all Microsoft developer software including operating systems, Visio and Project
  • Free personal copy of 3D Studio Max
  • Extensive equipment available to loan for coursework and project work e.g. cameras, phones, games consoles
  • Extensive free training software including tutorials on 3D Studio Max, Flash, Photoshop, Tcredit points/IP Packet analysis, Java, Javascript, HTML5, Oracle
About the Computing and Technology Team

Computing and Technology comprises 35 full time academic teaching staff. We and our students have excellent support from our four dedicated technicians.

We have a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of system through to hardware aspects such as networking. This involves many uses of computing and considers all aspects including security and management. Our knowledge is built up and maintained through our wealth of industrial experience, our industrial links and our research activity. These are the ingredients for ensuring the relevance and vitality of your course.

Much of our research is internationally recognised, particularly in the areas of Games for Learning and in Security. For example, Prof David Brown leads several projects, funded by the European Union, in games and assistive technology while Prof Paul Evans’ innovative developments in security are supported by USA Dept of Homeland Security.

We engage fully in our subject area and this engagement feeds directly and indirectly into our teaching. Other examples of our activity are:

  • developing patents e.g. in voice signal processing
  • involvement in the GameCity Festival
  • organising conferences on Interactive Technology and Games and on Intelligent Environments
  • working with local companies on funded projects e.g. enhancing the capability of the press association to search their image database
  • publishing novel findings in research publications on for example financial prediction, mobile communications, detection of human behaviour patterns.

For information on International student support or to see our academic terms times please visit our International student pages.

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The School of Science and Technology is a stimulating and creative environment which equips students with the knowledge and transferable skills to put them ahead of the graduate crowd.

We provide facilities that enhance the quality of our education and push the boundaries of our research. Students have access to specialist centres including:

  • games console laboratories
  • networking and security laboratories
  • human-interactive technology
  • stereo-projection.

Students also enjoy working with the latest software; examples include EnCase, 3D StudioMax, XNA Xbox development suite, The Adobe Creative Suite (Flash, After Effects, Photoshop) and the Unreal and Half-life Games Engines.

Across NTU, we have a range of first-class facilities that you would expect from a university with high quality teaching and world-leading research, including a British Olympic Association-approved environmental chamber, a crime scene house forensic-training facility and a host of sporting clubs and societies to get involved in.

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