Kingston University

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2019
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LQ, United Kingdom

Digital Media Technology (including Foundation Year)

The Media industry is constantly evolving and shaping both society and education. This course will teach you the specialist skills needed for this highly competitive area. These include fundamentals of media, 2D and 3D computer graphics, introduction to computer programming, motion graphics, UX design, visual effects and much more through the option modules such as digital games creation. In addition to the formal teaching on the course, you will also have the opportunity to participate in industry visits in Central London – the home of many Digital Media and creative companies. Also you can join in the games or VR focussed activities through our popular inKUbator lab or CAVE labs. Past students have gone onto work for prestigious companies such as the BBC, Framestore and Double Negative within the Creative Industries. Some notable successes include visual effects for the blockbuster films such as Avatar, Gravity and Superwomen. Other’s for smaller independent companies which make online content for Games of Thrones. Some enterprising students have formed their own successful companies! Our computer based courses ranking rose by 34 places in the Guardian University League Tables 2018 In Year 1 you will develop a range of fundamental skills ranging from the creative to the technical, eg introduction to digital media, 2D and 3D computer graphics, and introduction to programming. This is complemented by professional environments module to help focus on employment and industry with the media industry. In Year 2 you will create more sophisticated media based products which can take a number of forms from animations, moving graphics, compositing, 3D modelling texturing lighting, interactive web design content, and filming. Working both in groups and individually alongside tutors and guest speakers the year aims to help you focus on developing your chosen specialism through option modules. In Year 3 you will focus on building a strong portfolio of work ready for industry. Depending on your chosen specialism within the Media industry we will support you to develop in subjects such as VFX, 3D CGI, Compositing, Interaction, UX Design and many more. Both team and individual work is undertaken to develop industry focussed skills.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Main Site,London
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-16
  • Location
    Main Site,London