Digital Arts Practice, BA Hons

Digital Arts Practice, BA Hons

With emphasis on exploring relationships between technology and creativity, this programme will appeal to those who are actively curious about things such as; art and design, video games, animation and video effects, smartphone apps, music technology. If you already make your own digital images, videos or music, or enjoy experimenting with creative software and hardware and want to find out how this can be applied to a career in the digital creative industries then this course is relevant to you.

Throughout your degree, you will build a portfolio of work demonstrating the depth and range of your skills and abilities, often working collaboratively with other students on projects using creative development and project management skills commonly employed throughout the creative industries.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable students to develop specialist skills including screen-based graphic and interaction design, animation and motion graphics, sound design, video production, interaction design for performance, physical interface design, and creative coding
  • To allow students to work innovatively with creative software and hardware, including devices such as Arduino and Xbox Kinect, and explore the creative potentials of consumer and professional level video and audio equipment
  • To offer opportunities for students to work alongside staff on university research projects
  • To prepare students for presentation of their work at end-of-year shows to which employers and other digital arts practitioners are invited and prepare for a range of careers across the creative digital economy at graduate level entry.

UCAS code

W900 G BA/DAP

Department

Creative Professions & Digital Arts

Location

Greenwich campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM relevant A-levels

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above

OR equivalent qualifications.

Suitable candidates may be invited to interview.

Assessment

Individual and group creative project work, presentations, written reports, essays, logbooks, portfolios and examinations.

Career options

This programme is ideally suited to employment in creative industries such as; digital art and design, TV, radio, film, sonic arts, performing arts, music production, multimedia production, research, script and copy writing, print and online media. With courses that look critically at the creative industries, they will also have the relevant knowledge to work confidently in fields such as marketing and creative business management, or work as self-employed practitioners. The programme also caters for students intending to pursue teaching careers, particularly in subjects such as; media, creative production and design, and for those wishing to continue with post-graduate study.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

Year 3

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

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

Part time

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

Year 5

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

Year 6

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

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