Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The Digital Media degree has been designed in consultation with industry to create a course which meets the practical, technical and theoretical demands of a career in the fast-moving creative industries.

Why study BA Digital Media at Middlesex University?

Providing a balance between theory and practice, with creative work informed by theoretical contexts, is a central focus of this degree. The course teaches a broad range of the latest content production techniques alongside the cutting edge contemporary academic debates and methodologies surrounding digital media.

Taught in the University's cutting-edge digital media suites, practice-based work includes video production, web design and HTML programming, data visualisation and smart environments. Great emphasis is also given to the management and analysis of social media platforms, with APIs and other sources used to present and assess social data.

**Course highlights**

The course provides an equal balance of theoretical analysis, critical thinking skills and creative practice-based work

Learn from experienced technical tutors in our industry-standard digital media suites

Gain Adobe, Apple and Avid editing software certifications

Use APIs and analytics to produce, manage and promote content and campaigns through social media channels

Complete a work placement in London's creative industries as part of the course

Work on live creative briefs for real clients as part of the curriculum

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Foundation Year: Exploring Media, Digital Production Intensive, Media Stories, Media Portfolio Project. Year 1: Media Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory, Network Cultures (30 credits) - Compulsory, Information Design Online and for Print (30 credits) - Compulsory, Social Media and the World Wide Web (30 credits) - Compulsory.

Year 2: Digital Cultures (30 credits) - Compulsory, Digital Media Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory, Digital Media Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory, Creative Industries Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional, Storytelling for Games Cultures (30 credits) - Optional, Visual Cultures (30 credits) - Optional.

Year 3: Independent Project (30 credits) - Compulsory, Project Management and Innovation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Locative Media and Mobility (30 credits) - Compulsory, Gender, Identity and New Media (30 credits) - Optional, Open Cultures (30 credits) - Optional, Culture, Consumption and Identity in the Digital Age (30 credits) - Optional.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components