Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) – 2019 entry
Why choose this course
Film, television, animation, videogames, visual effects, immersive media, installation, digital photography, motion graphics, algorithmic art, theatre, performance and more. These are all ingredients of digital media arts: a convergence of creative arts and digital technologies through which we make and share stories and experiences for our entertainment, edification and enlightenment – now and into the future.
Our BA Digital Media Arts provides you with a unique set of robust skills that will enable you not only to creatively contribute to these media now, but also to be part of their ongoing future evolution.
We pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary approach, giving you the opportunity to interface with fellow students and practitioners in theatre, music, engineering, sound design, computing and humanities across campus.
What you will study
From digital cinematography to mixed reality, from motion capture to creative coding, from video compositing to 3D animation, we cover the length and breadth of the digital media spectrum, providing an exceptional grounding in the skills and techniques you will need to launch your career.
This course matches practical skills in story development, filmmaking, digital image production software, visual arts and animation with theoretical, historical and contextual studies. You’ll study a broad and deep curriculum that will equip you with a mix of creative and technical skills, enabling you to work across new and existing specialisms in flexible and collaborative ways.
These competences know few boundaries, and give you the potential to flourish in the creative industries both here in the UK and internationally. They also provide a solid foundation for advanced study and research, both here in Surrey and beyond.
|Qualification||Course length||Professional Training||UCAS||KIS code|
|BA (Hons)||36 months||W212||View KIS data set|
|BA (Hons)||48 months||W213||View KIS data set|
Careers and graduate prospects
The personal, professional and technical skills that you acquire will enable you to succeed in almost every area of the cultural and creative industries.
While studying this course you’ll be supported by our extensive facilities, equipment and software, including:
- Specialised workstations for games, animation and VFX production
- 4K digital cine cameras
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Motion capture suite
- Green screen studios
- Broadcast television studio
- Multiple performance spaces, film and sound recording studios.
The DMA team
You’ll be taught by staff with high level industry experience, with connections and know-how in film production, animation, postproduction, games development, visual effects, immersive media and digital theatre. We’re a team of specialists and generalists, supported by regular visiting industry associates who contribute to the unique nature of the course.
Our students create a wide range of high quality creative work, which we continually promote through our course website and social media channels, giving both industry partners and prospective applicants a real up-to-the-minute flavour of what our students are up to.
We also have an annual graduate showcase in a top London venue every June, which you are very welcome to attend.
We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about the course. Feel free to get in touch with us.
Terms and conditions
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Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
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Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.