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University of East Anglia UEA

Computer Graphics, Imaging and Multimedia

UCAS Code: G450

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or ABC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

With Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics or Economics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

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

DDM

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

Including Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including grade A in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Multimedia computing science

From day one you will be immersed in a cutting edge environment, soaking up the combined expertise of research-active staff from both the School of Computing Sciences and the School of Arts, Media and American Studies.The academics from School of Computing Sciences will teach you your computing subjects, while film, television and media subjects will be taught by the Arts, Media and American Studies team.Youll kick off your studies by getting hands-on experience in the essentials of computing, including computer systems, computer programming, software engineering and mathematics.Youll then get the opportunity to study increasingly more specialist subjects such as computer graphics, video and audio processing, movie making, digital media production, artificial intelligence and more.Its all brought to life in our specialist graphics lab with state of the art computers and high-end graphics cards, as well as in our motion capture laboratory. You will also be able to use our 3D printer, 3D stereoscopic monitors, humanoid robots, drones, haptic feedback devices and mainstream Virtual Reality (VR) hardware.Thanks to our strong ties with media and entertainment companies, we are able to shape our course content and coursework projects based on current trends and real-world problems.In your final year, your independent research project gives you the chance to study a subject youre truly passionate about. You could look at anything from developing VR applications (such as 3D flight and vehicle simulators) and games with motion captured characters to mixed reality (MR) movie creation, augmented reality (AR) games or state of the art graphics projects with light effects (using shaders).**Course Structure**In each year you will typically take six 20-credit modules, adding up to 360 credits over the three years of your course.**Year 1**In your first year youll develop a solid theoretical and practical foundation in computer programming. Youll learn the fundamentals of computer systems and principles, databases, mathematics and programming (including web-based programming). Your coursework projects will focus on real world applications, sharpening your programming and problem solving skills must-haves for the IT, media and entertainment industries.**Year 2**In your second year youll get to choose between a variety of optional modules from the School of Arts, Media and American Studies, including film, television and media, and computing modules from the School of Computing Sciences. Your compulsory modules will include computer graphics, further programming and algorithms.**Year 3**Your only compulsory third-year module will be your final year project for which you can suggest your own topic or choose from our list. This module is worth 40 credits, so its equivalent to two standard modules.Alongside your project, youll choose from a range of optional advanced modules from both the School of Computing Sciences and the School of Arts, Media and American Studies.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in computing, such as Programming, Analysing Film and Television and Systems Development. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Graphics, Sound and Image and Programming. Optional modules include TV Studio Production, Computer Graphics and Animation. The wide range of optional modules in Years 2 and 3 allows you to tailor your degree to your interests.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Computing Sciences

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.

71%
low
Multimedia computing science

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.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
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

70%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Computer science

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Engineering professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Multimedia computing science

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

£21k

£21k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

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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