Develop the creative and technical skills you need to work with new technologies and emerging platforms, such as • film • animation • interactive media • gaming • mobile apps • streaming media • social media • virtual reality • cross media. This course offers a strong emphasis on practice-based modules with a personalised path of study as you choose and build the modules that suit your interests and passion. An understanding of theoretical context underpins your practical projects. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. Key areas include • digital media technologies • graphic design for digital media • motion graphics • applied photography • project management • post production • 3D graphics and animation • app design and development • digital media futures • social impact of digital media. In years one and two you study research methods and complete work-based learning projects, based on live client briefs. You also complete projects on • post-production • applied photography • project management • film making • app design and development • graphic design. The final year involves a large creative media project, while also studying digital media futures, motion graphics and the social impact of digital media. **Placements and work experience** On this course you have the opportunity to take a one-year paid work placement in year three. Placements allow you to apply your learning, develop new and existing skills, increase your industry knowledge and experience, and be more attractive to potential employers. **New business start-up** We can provide you with the skills you need to set up your own business through our Enterprise Centre. Our specialist business start-up unit, The Hatchery, also provides additional free support and office space, as well as business mentors with experience in your business area. **Employability** Throughout the course you design and produce new media products and work on multidisciplinary live creative projects in film, animation, games and interactive media. You learn how to manage creative teams successfully and develop skills in project management. These key skills prepare you for a career in the creative digital industries through building your confidence, interpersonal and communication skills. You also gain valuable experience working in real-world external client based projects, helping to build a range of professional digital media products. To allow you to demonstrate your skills and achievements, you build a portfolio of work as a showcase for potential clients and employers. You graduate from this course with the software skills, project management and production skills, and the new media technology knowledge you need to take advantage of the tremendous growth in the digital media and creative arts industries. The course integrates the award winning and unique work-based learning scheme, Venture Matrix, which develops students’ employability and enterprise skills through real life work-related projects that are accredited as part of your degree. **Facilities** You learn to use the latest digital media software, such as the full Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk 3D software, as well as video and audio editing in state-of-the-art PC and Mac suites. We give you creative freedom in your projects to help you build your confidence in self-expression. You can also access • professional film and still cameras • a film studio • mobile application development devices • 360 film and virtual reality resources • dedicated sound studios • a green-screen facility.