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Year of Entry 2018/19
BA (Honours)

Digital Media Production

Course in clearing
Full-time Digital media

Design and produce new media products in film, animation, interactive media, web, apps, VR, cross media and games.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2018. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? W212
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn to use industry-standard systems to create, capture, store, edit, compose and distribute digital media.
  • Work with a wide range of professional industry standard equipment.
  • Build your employability by working with nationwide digital media companies.
  • Gain valuable experience by working on live projects.

This course enables you to develop the creative and technical skills needed to work with industry-standard technologies and current emerging platforms in disciplines such as film, animation, interactive media, gaming, mobile applications, web-based media, social media, virtual reality and cross-media.

How you learn

Tutors and students provide an overview of the course and what it's like to study in Sheffield.


We employ a practice-based approach to teaching and assessment set within the context of creative and industry-focused activities. You will build up a portfolio of creative work suitable for use after you graduate.

You learn through

  • lab based specialist workshops
  • lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • self-directed study
  • live projects

Course leaders and tutors

Daniel Bacchus
Daniel Bacchus
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader BA (Hons) Digital Media Production

Daniel teaches on a range of modules across the Media Arts and Communications courses

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Richard Mather
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Digital Media Production

Richard is currently Course Leader for BA (Hons) Digital Media Production and teaches a range of modules that focus on the development of digital media, including Di … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. You are supported in finding a placement by our experienced Placement and Employability Team who have a large range of employer contacts.

Live projects

The entire course, in terms of both content and approach, is geared towards producing employable digital media professionals through live projects. Many modules on the degree make use of the Venture Matrix (a University service which sources clients for live projects) that gives you the experience of working within your specialist industry.

Networking opportunities

We can provide you with the skills you need to set up your own business through our Enterprise Centre. For those involved in this opportunity, our specialist business start-up unit, The Hatchery, also provides additional free support and office space, as well as business mentors with experience in your business area. A series of guest lectures from industry professionals, networking events, competitions and other industry-based research opportunities also provide you with the opportunity to develop your network.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • website and mobile platform development
  • e-communication
  • streaming media services
  • mobile application development
  • social media analysis
  • interactive design
  • photography
  • digital marketing and branding
  • graphic design
  • film
  • motion graphics

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Hallmark
  • Hydra Creative
  • Google
  • Wex Photographic
  • Vivid Creative
  • ManVsMachine

Others have established their own companies or work in freelance roles.

Accreditation

This course is recognised as meeting the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society's accreditation criteria of industrial relevance and professional practice.

Student success story

A selection of student work from the Digital Media Production course at Sheffield Hallam University

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • professional film and stills cameras
  • 360 video, lighting and studio equipment
  • VR, mobile and interactive media devices
  • specialist film, animation and photography studios
  • a full-sized professional green screen studio
  • state-of-the-art PC and MAC labs
  • industry-standard software tools
  • a purpose-built cinema

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language or Literature at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Digital Media Production with Foundation Year.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Media Technologies Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Digital Storytelling Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Graphic Design For Digital Media Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Interactive Design Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Level 4 Integrated Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Practice Skills Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Photography Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Level 5 Integrated Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing Creative Processes Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 20%
Module: Post-Production Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Web-Based Media And Applications Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: App Design And Development Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Creative Sound Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Documentary Production (Photography, Sound And Moving Image) Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Concept Art Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Storyboarding For Film And Animation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Virtual Reality Design Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Placement Year Credits: - Assessment: &:nbsp;
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Communication Through Photography Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Life Drawing Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sound Design And Sonic Arts Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Visual Effects Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Creative Media Project Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Digital Media Futures Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Motion Graphics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Social Impact Of Digital Media Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Communication Through Photography Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Life Drawing Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Pre-Production For Animation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sound Design And Sonic Arts Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Visual Effects Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Digital media courses (PDF)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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