- UCAS Code
- Penryn Campus
- 3 years full-time
- Direct line
- 01326 213730
Digital Media at Falmouth is a multifaceted learning environment focused on the design and production of pervasive media experiences. You'll work with image-making, audio and interactive technologies to realise projects in many forms, from apps to installations, robotics to short films and radio programmes.
As audiences turn into users, behavioural design becomes increasingly important. This means you'll not only be involved in the production of content, you'll also be designing new forms of media, or even the architecture of communication systems themselves.
It's an exciting time for digital media with creative technologies and distribution networks in a state of constant flux. However, within this fast-paced evolution, the need for high-quality production remains consistent. Our flexible course responds to these industry challenges, so you have the freedom to experiment with many types of media, exploring, developing and refining your areas of interest while still honing your production skills as you progress.
As a BA(Hons) Digital Media student, you'll learn through doing, building up the intellectual and technical skills you need to develop cross-platform multimedia projects. Falmouth's unique creative environment and outstanding facilities will inform and shape your learning, ensuring you gain the essential blend of skills to become developers of technology. In today's networked culture of ubiquitous computing, such trans-disciplinary design and production skills are in high demand from expanding and emergent industries.
How is the course taught
Contemporary media practice is wide-ranging and full of specialist and transferable skills. Foundational and experimental, in your first year you'll learn the basics of designing and programming for online media and mobile apps, video production, sound recording and mixing, graphics and hardware interfaces.
The course structure allows you to steer your experience in the direction you choose, including individual work and live projects for real clients.
- Work in online media, design, broadcasting, digital arts or gaming
- Work in advertising or marketing agencies and other communication design-related areas
- Coursework, portfolio and live projects
- Dissertation in your final year
Experience you'll get
- Live practical projects with industry clients and agencies
- Professional work placement
Our students realise projects in a number of forms including:
- Participatory & Convergent Media
- Digital Imaging & Video Production
- Interaction Design
- Audio Design & Production
- Data Visualisation
- Augmented Reality & Tangible Interfaces
- Networked Installation
- Environmental & mobile media
- Post Production & Motion Graphics
By choosing to study for a degree in Digital Media at Falmouth you will:
- Benefit from being taught by friendly and approachable staff who are experts in their respective fields.
- Develop a range of high-level diagnostic, conceptual and technical skills that will equip you for your career in digital media.
- Learn about and experiment with a number of different media platforms before choosing one area to follow for the remainder of your course.
- Be based at the stunning Penryn Campus, which boasts industry standard media, broadcasting and photography facilities.
- Undertake a series of live practical projects that will allow you to identify, develop and realise a variety of production solutions for real clients and agencies.
- Benefit from the course's flexible structure that will allow you to keep pace with the rapid changes in technology and production that now typify the creative industries.
Interview and selection process
All applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be approximately 20 minutes. There will also be an opportunity for a course talk and campus tour. Applicants will need to come prepared with a portfolio of work, preferably online or in hard copy format. Any form of creative work is appropriate including interactive media, video, photography, artwork, drawing, design or music/performance.
Interviews are currently taking place.
Location: Penryn Campus
What you'll do
At first, you'll be given a solid grounding in the foundations of practice and theory that will underpin the development of your skills and creative thinking. Working through the design process, from understanding users to the techniques of media production, you'll gather a body of portfolio work to demonstrate your progression.
In your second year you'll focus on three specialist areas: Image, Audio and Interaction. You'll design and develop complex projects in this hybrid environment through collaborative production teams, which blend all three specialisms. You'll also look into the social, ethical and legal responsibilities that are integral to the practice of communication design.
Your final year of study will be largely self-determined, matching your aspirations to the work that you undertake. You'll build up minor and major production portfolios and work towards your dissertation, while continuing to increase your understanding of research and professional contexts.