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Edinburgh Napier University

BSc/BSc (Hons) Interactive Media Design

UCAS Code: W282

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Scottish HND

Pass

HND in Digital Design with graded unit B at SCQF level 8 HND in Interactive Media with graded unit B at SCQF level 8

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Interactive and electronic design

Learn an open and curious approach to technology. Graduates of this course have the skills needed in tomorrow’s workplace.

Those who study Interactive Media Design are ready and able to connect digital technologies in exciting and unthought of ways. The course prepares you to work with interactive technologies that cross the barrier between the physical and the digital.

You will learn both the theory and practice that will allow you to adapt technology to your own ends. Your practical skills will allow you to work with existing technologies whereas the theory will enable you to adapt to the future. You will be expected to be able to lead creative technology teams as well as produce high quality individual work.

Over the course of your studies you will become adept with industry standard tools and given the opportunity to connect with industry. Our specialist labs give you the space and opportunity to develop your own distinct creative technology practice.

As a graduate of IMD you will be a much sought-after professional with the ability to solve complex problems that span across media. You will learn to make applications and systems that are both functional and create delight.

This course permits Year 3 entry only.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

The Uni


Course location:

Merchiston Campus

Department:

School of Computing

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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.

72%
low
Interactive and electronic design

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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

Design 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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Design occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Interactive and electronic design

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

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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