University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

‘**Please note applicants must enter at year 0. There is no direct entry onto the extended provision, students with relevant entry qualifications wishing to apply to Year 1 should apply to course code ‘G403 BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design and Development' and not I150 BSc (Hons) Digital Media Design and Development Extended’**

This degree balances fostering technical proficiency and developing design specialisms.

With increasingly powerful mobile devices, consumer level Virtual Reality experiences and online delivery of media through social networks, the Digital Media sector continues to evolve with exciting career opportunities available in a wide range of possibilities

This degree will give you the technical expertise to turn your thoughts into creative and well'designed tangible creations – be they Virtual Reality, games, mobile applications, web sites, video, or animations. Creativity is only a part of the requirement for this degree, you will need to be interested in learning the technical aspects of digital production.

' Designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the creative digital industries

' Strong grounding in digital media production with an emphasis on technology and innovation

' Develop skills in computing, digital technologies and programming as well as visual design, video production, animation, creative thinking, interface design and product development.

' Develop your understanding of digital media through the production of a series of practical projects that require you to adopt increasingly creative solutions

' Develop independent thinking, self'management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently

' Final year project will develop your skills in a specific area of digital media, creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area and seeing a product through from initiation to completion.


If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four'year programme is identical to the three'year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. This programme includes an optional specialist endorsement in Web and Applications which can help students build towards a career in mobile application development, web design and development, and content management.

**Why Greenwich?**

' The Guardian University Guide 2013 ranked Greenwich as No 1 in London for student satisfaction with teaching in computing. Our staff are very experienced and many are internationally renowned researchers who maintain excellent professional contacts within the computing industry.

' Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it's also close to Canary Wharf and the city – making this an ideal location for work and leisure experience. Throughout the programme, there are guest talks given by distinguished speakers from industry ' often based in Canary Wharf.

' This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society, the professional body for software engineers – in fact, the Deputy President of the BCS is a dean at Greenwich University.


Because this is such a wide ranging degree, graduates can pursue a variety of jobs. Common areas include web design and development and User Experience specialists. Teaching and project management have always been the major destinations – but recently we have seen a large number of graduates going into the games, animation and sound production industries. The variety of companies is also large – banks, stores, media agencies all have employed our digital media graduates and a number of graduates have started their own businesses.

Course Modules

**Foundation year**

The foundation year is designed to give you:

* Essential and practical computing skills

* Strengthened numeracy

* Improved communication

* Academic writing skills

* An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership

* The ability to manage your studies independently.

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

* Games and Interactive Systems (30 Credits)

* Programming for Games and Digital Media (15 Credits)

* 3D Modelling (15 Credits)

* Video Production (15 Credits)

* Digital Media Design (15 Credits)

* Object Orientated Programming for Games and Digital Media (15 Credits)

* Visual Communication (15 Credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

* Digital Media Production (30 Credits)

* Academic Research for Games and Digital Media (15 Credits)

* Installation Development Project (15 Credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

* 3D Animation (30 Credits)

* Motion Graphics for Games and Digital Media (15 Credits)

* Sound Design for Games and Digital Media (15 Credits)


* Web Technologies (30 Credits)

* Application Development (15 Credits)

* Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 Credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

* Project (CIS) (60 credits)

* Digital Media Campaign (30 Credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

* Emergent Technologies (30 Credits)

* Advanced Modelling and Character Animation (30 Credits)


* Mobile App Design and Development (30 Credits)

* Human'Computer Interaction and Design (30 Credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
5 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)