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Plymouth College of Art

Digital Media Production

UCAS Code: W690

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

Entry requirements


A level

C

We require a C at A level in an Art related subject as part of the Tariff

Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

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

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UCAS Tariff

96-120
57%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Moving image techniques

**This is a dynamic, outward-facing programme, engaging in a range of commercial moving image and audio production practices – from TV to cutting-edge digital content. Music videos, commercials, vlogs and films are supported through our extensive production facilities, including a Blackmagic portable TV studio that allows you to explore live events and streaming.**

UK film, TV and online media makers are recognised around the world for their craft and creativity. This degree primes a new generation of creatives to meet the need for innovative moving-image content. You’ll cover everything from idea generation to production techniques, including camera, sound, light and post-production, preparing you to carve out a successful career in a growing industry, where a smartphone alone can enable your ideas to
reach a global audience.

- Build an innovative portfolio/showreel.

- Expand your audiovisual creativity.

- Communicate as a producer, director or designer.

- Focus on creative film, new television and commercial media.

- Develop an international context for your professional creative practice.

You will be involved in professional briefs and independent projects, supported by taught sessions, practical workshops and seminars from our team and visiting lecturers.

We encourage experimentation, risk-taking and innovative responses to problems. You’ll be part of a collaborative community incorporating design and making skills – including graphics, 3D, sound and performance – into your moving image productions. You will develop professional skills such as marketing and entrepreneurship, gaining expertise in pitching ideas.

We boast industry-standard tools – including an infinity cove to create seamless backdrops, sound and editing facilities and a green screen, along with along with 6,000 pieces of kit in our Equipment Resource Centre. We also encourage you to access resources and specialist technicians across the institution as a whole.

Our academic and technical team are all experienced industry professionals, having worked with clients such as Honda, Oakley, Channel 4 and the BBC.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

Modules

You’ll develop a portfolio of technical skills – from cinematography and writing for a wide range of applications and audiences, to directing, researching and producing – enabling you to take on external projects, work placements and live briefs.
Year one will cover audiovisual creativity, writing, producing and photography, including multimedia and study of contemporary and performing arts, as well as television.
The second year focuses on documentary and creative filmmaking, including directing, cinematography, editing, sound and moving image.
The third year allows you to develop these skills further through a focus on innovative projects that will prepare you for your future career, including industry networking, transmedia storytelling and the opportunity to specialise in the skills you feel most passionately about.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth College of Art

Department:

Arts and Media

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.

64%
low
Moving image techniques

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.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

82%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Moving image techniques

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

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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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