Hertfordshire International College

BA (Hons) Digital Media Design

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Hatfield
Duration 3 Years
Start 17/09/2019
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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This course explores the digital domain, including multimedia platforms, mobile devices, and augmented and virtual realities, and establishes a rich, hybrid area of study for the 21st century. By using practice-based approaches and theory-led methodologies, the programme aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become part of the digital revolution.

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Starts Location
17 Sep 2019
University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK, Herefordshire, England
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Starts 17 Sep 2019
University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK, Herefordshire, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Digital Media Design is an award targeted towards students interested in experimenting with new interactive technologies (for example, Kinect 2, Leap Motion, Oculus Rift), creating web-based content (web-design, smartphone applications etc.), becoming experts in designing user experiences (interface layout, interface navigation, visual communication, branding), creating environment responsive public installations (projection mapping, multi-screen presentations) and creating augmented and virtual reality applications. Exploring a combination of various digital mediums, platforms and skills, this degree has an emphasis on employability and strong industry links to keep the course up-to-date and relevant, build connections, and shape students into tomorrow's professionals.

· Who is it intended for?

Potential employment prospects include: Media Production houses Content Creation Mobile and web applications Web design User experience expert in industries such as games, mobile, TV, and web Interactive designer / developer Digital branding / advertising

· Requirements

96 UCAS points

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5.0 24/12/2018
What I would highlight: This place taught me to be independent and introduced me with different cultures as well.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 17/08/2018
What I would highlight: I enjoyed the first semester but the second semester was messy and unorganised.
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5.0 08/03/2018
What I would highlight: University of Hertfordshire was real fun, friendly and supportive environment to be. This place has lot to like workshops and great courses ofcourse. Facilities are more than adequate, accomodations though expensive but are great.
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5.0 03/03/2018
What I would highlight: Avail the opportunities the university offers you but lots of studies and resources.
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Jimmy Phorbs
4.5 07/09/2017
What I would highlight: I would not recommend this place, internet never works and its such a basic . Accomodation is high and I don't understand why is that so. They don't maintain any building. Its not at all a place to be.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Design and Creative
Web Application Design

Course programme

First year

During the first year, students concentrate on building their core skillset, which includes graphic design, web design, video and sound editing, image manipulation, and basic photography skills. At the same time, aided by research literature and ideation sessions, they are introduced to concepts such as visual communication, ubiquitous design and user experience.

Second year

In the second year, students delve deeper into web-based content, and learn how to create mobile applications, interactive digital comics, video game prototypes and physical interfaces. The year culminates with a multi-disciplinary exhibition, where the Digital Media Design students lead a collaborative project, which includes students from other disciplines across the School of Creative Arts such as Music, Photography and Architecture or an external institution.

Third year

In the final year, students propose, manage and realise a substantial media project, alongside the production of a report in a subject of their choosing. Students examine and produce work for the multiple types of digital media platforms now available. Their studies will also prepare them for employment through professional development planning, sector analysis, portfolio development, networking and careers advice.

Work Placement

Placements are a valuable means of establishing industrial contacts and gaining an insight into the commercial reality of a chosen discipline. We have a long history of students working with industry to supplement the taught university curriculum with real life on the job experience.

This has seen students working right across the creative industries sector: in graphic, product and interior design consultancies, working as artist in residence in galleries, producing props and sets for the film & TV industry, shadowing teachers in education, working with commercial photographers through to students working right across the Music industry.


Level 4

Core Modules

  • Design and Creative Practices 1 - 45 Credits
  • Design and Creative Practices 2 - 45 Credits
  • Media in Mind: Histories, Theories, Contexts (C&CS) - 30 Credits

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Teamwork Practices - 30 Credits
  • Independent Project - 30 Credits
  • Mobile and Web Application Design - 15 Credits
  • Storytelling and Gaming - 15 Credits
  • Connections and Perspectives I : Exploring Creative Media and Digital Cultures - 15 Credits
  • Connections and Perspectives II : Exploring Creative Media and Digital Cultures - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Degree Project - 60 Credits
  • Dissertation (C&CS) - 30 Credits
  • Professional Practices - 30 Credits

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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