401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Immersive Media - University of Plymouth

Immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, immersive audio and mixed reality now allow us to take traditional 2D experiences further by putting us inside incredible virtual environments, or by blending the real world with augmented digital content. Immersive media enhance the world around us by giving us access to information and knowledge in new, stimulating, useful and entertaining ways. Learn how to create content for this exciting new form of media and contribute to the way we will communicate, work and play in the future The combination of new digital tools and devices, with the creative skills you will learn on this course, will equip you to develop not just new content, but to contribute to the creation of whole new markets and industries. From immersive gaming and interactive art, to flight simulations and surgical training tools, the possibilities are endless. The first year allows you to experiment with a range of immersive technologies and learn the fundamentals of immersion, narrative, character and environment creation. You will undertake a series of short, quick workshops and projects that help you to develop key skills in producing compelling content for immersive media. The second year of the programme introduces you to the numerous commercial contexts in which immersive media can add value and be deployed. It provides you with valuable enterprise and entrepreneurial skills that will be essential in your future employability. You will additionally learn how to develop your own workflow process and continue to learn more essential technical and creative skills. The programme incorporates an optional “placement year” which you can use to get a placement in industry. Work for yourself as a freelancer, or take the opportunity to develop your own business or idea for and immersive service or product. A well spent placement year will help you to broaden your range of skills and appreciate your final year in the context of real-world development. Your final year allows you to develop a major piece of independent work which will consolidate the skills you have learnt throughout the programme and provide you with an excellent portfolio piece. You will also develop additional collateral for self-promotion when you are seeking employment. The programme is designed to be interdisciplinary and allows you to work with students from across the school and university and in a variety of sectors such as entertainment, health and engineering. You will have access to a brand new Immersive Suites and will be taught by a range of experienced lecturers who have extensive experience in academia and their respective industries.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250