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BSc (Hons) Creative and Digital Media

Our Creative and Digital Media programme encompasses the development of skills in digital technologies, visual design and, animation, post-production and VFX. As a student working alongside screenwriters, filmakers, composers, and creative performers, you will be able to develop your skills in teamwork and be able to engage with practical project work to support your specialist professional development. 

Course content

Please note that this is a new programme for 2017 entry and is currently under development. The main content of the programme will be taught as advertised but individual module content may change before final approval in the summer. If you would like further information about course content, please contact and the admissions tutor would be delighted to speak to you. 

Our facilities

Our facilities content

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

In addition, the Media Department has a dedicated Green Screen facility and studio for student use as and when projects require it. Within the Creative Hub you will find two Mac Suites for all your creative needs with highly trained support staff ready to answer any of your questions.

Our seven Edit Suites are of professional specifications with high level of soundproofing and hardware, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the post-production of drama, documentary and performance projects. Students will receive training on a wide range of industry standard creative software packages such as:

  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Photoshop 6
  • Celtx
  • Compressor 3.5
  • DVD studio Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Final Draft 8
  • Nuke X
  • After Effects
  • Plura Eyes
  • Frame Forge
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer 7
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic 9
  • Adobe Premier 6
  • Blender

Indicative modules

Year 1:

  • Digital Workflows
  • Introduction to Motion Control
  • Photography: History and Practice
  • Foundations of Story
  • Digital Film Operations
  • Digital Design: Graphics and Motion Graphics
  • Introduction to Editing
  • Green Screen and Compositing
  • Filming Performance 
  • Media and Creative Industries 

Year 2:

  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Capture Technology
  • Cinematography
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Work placement and career development
  • VFX for Film, TV and Games
  • Audio Capture and Design
  • Post Production
  • Multicam
  • Writing for Games

Year 3:

  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation support
  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • Film Festivals
  • Colour Grading and Deliverables
  • Web Technologies
  • Creative Portfolio
  • Resilience and the Freelancer

Teaching and assessment

As a student within a community of undergraduates, you will develop your teamwork skills, take part in multi-camera live-event filming, study trends in contemporary media cultures, and have the opportunity to work within a vibrant cultural hub of actors, dancers, filmmakers, composers, orchestras, scriptwriters and choreographers.

You will have the opportunity to take part in overseas practical and research projects and, alongside developing your practical and critical skills, you will enhance your fit-for-industry business skills, helping you to find your place in one of the most exciting and diverse professions.

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Course length

3 Years
Full Time