BA (Honours) Digital Media Production

Year of Entry 2024/25
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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 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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We are unable to accept applications from international students through clearing. Please complete our international application form instead.

 

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What is the UCAS code?

    W212

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


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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.

Find out more about our course here.


Employability

92% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

Course leaders and tutors

Richard Mather
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

Student work

Graduate Zoe Roberts now works at Joi Polloi.

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 Applied Projects (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.

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View our gallery of student work and learn more about the exciting projects they've been working on this year.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a future career in:

  • digital content creation
  • digital creative direction
  • digital marketing and branding
  • social media management
  • project management
  • front end development
  • app design and development
  • graphic and motion design
  • mixed reality design
  • games cinematics
  • graphic design
  • illustration
  • videography

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Google
  • Hallmark
  • Joi Polloi
  • Remedy Entertainment
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest
  • talkSport
  • Spotify
  • Financial Times
  • Hydra Creative 
  • Wildcat Digital 
  • Rise at Seven
Student work
A selection of student work from the Digital Media Production course at Sheffield Hallam University.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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
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S1 1WB

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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

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Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Creating Digital Content
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Digital Media Fundamentals
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Digital Storytelling
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Interactive Design
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Level 4 Live Industry Project
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Immersive Digital Design
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Level 5 Live Industry Project
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Managing Creative Productions
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Photography And Video Production
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
App Design And Development
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Creative Sound Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Documentary Production (Photography, Sound And Moving Image)
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Introduction To Concept Art
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Virtual Reality Design
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Digital Media Arts
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final Digital Media Project
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Professional Design Project
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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.

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