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Coventry University

Digital Media

UCAS Code: P479

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include one from Media, ICT, Computing or Art and Design.

The Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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64%
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Digital media

On this course, one of the more recent additions to our course portfolio, you’ll have the chance to learn how modern audiences are engaging with digital content, including exciting new techniques like the location-based media and augmented reality, which lies behind the ‘Pokémon GO’ phenomenon.

We will provide a trans-media experience that can help prepare you to produce integrated campaigns and content using multiple platforms, and may support work in a whole host of different industries, including advertising, marketing, publishing, moving image, multimedia, web, social media and ICT.

From the outset, we aim to develop your technical, creative, reflective and analytical abilities, giving you the chance to develop a thorough grounding in research, software and design skills, as well as the project management and professional skills needed in this ever-expanding sector. We offer a range of skills sessions in anything from cinematography to TV streaming, illustration and design, web apps and web coding.

On this course, you will be taught by staff with expertise in music and digital composition, sound recording, the influence of digitalisation and the new forms of film production, as well as the author’s rights in relation to collective authorship.

This course has five unique features:

- Staff have a strong track record of collaborative applied research projects with organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry Telegraph, Rolls-Royce, BBC Big Screens and BT.

- Hear from expert guest speakers from the creative industries, including artists, performers, media producers, photographers and journalists who will share their experiences of recording and publishing their work.

- Access to high standard professional media equipment via our Media Loan Shop, with equipment ranging from the most basic audio recorders, to a highly professional camera line up, with technicians on hand to give advice and instructions for ease of use.

- All of our students are issued with a mobile technology pack – currently a MacBook – to be used in line with the 24/7 mobile learning scheme, and pre-loaded with the latest suite of industry-standard software including Adobe Creative Suite.

- A mix of creative and technical skills and knowledge development through a range of modules that take students through the entire software development workflow from concept to user testing. In particular our creative hack lab modules offer the opportunity to tacka project from concept to user testing during a one-week intensive.

Key course benefits;

- Opportunities to apply for professional experience, placement opportunities and live professional projects.

- Faculty has a strong track record of collaborative applied research projects with organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, BBC Big Screens and BT.

- Receive your own mobile tech pack, including a high-end laptop with industry-standard production software and microcomputer, such as Dynamode or Raspberry Pi (terms and conditions apply).

- Chance to use digital communications lab – the DigiComm Lab – equipped with industry-standard software, including Adobe Comp, Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, Behance, WordPress and social media platforms.

- Volunteer at FabLab Coventry, a small-scale workshop offering a communal workspace and personal digital fabrication to local businesses, part of the global network originated by Massachusetts Institute for Technology (M.I.T) USA.

- Hear from expert guest speakers from the creative industries, including artists, performers, media producers, photographers and journalists who will share their experiences of recording and publishing their work.

- Access to high standard professional media equipment via our Media Loan Shop, with equipment ranging from the most basic audio recorders, to a highly professional camera line up, with technicians on hand to give advice and instructions for ease of use.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Media and Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Digital media

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Digital media

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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