This exciting course aims to combine the technical skills of a computing degree with the creative thinking required of a multimedia course.
Multimedia Computing is a course that encompasses the technologies behind the creative industry, which is one of the fastest growing industries the UK. We focus on developing student skills for a career in web and smartphone development, audio/visual creation as well as 2D/3D graphics and animation.
You might be interested in studying multimedia computing if you have a passion for new technology or would like to design, test, develop and implement cutting-edge products for the creative industries – anything from video and animation to smart phone or web applications.
The subject areas covered by this course are diverse; they are intended to help you develop skills in technical media production, web development, critical analysis, localisation and digital literacy.
There will be opportunities to design and apply media technologies, creating and editing video, animation and 3D modelling content that is underpinned by best practice in usability and user-centred design.
Why choose this course?
This course will give you the technical skills to design and apply the latest industry technologies. You will be taught to develop smartphone applications, create dynamic web content, create video and animation as well as develop skills in user-centred design.
International experience opportunities
The course includes a sandwich option that enables you to spend a year on professional training between the second and third academic years with overseas employers. Recent students have spent the year in Spain, India and France.
There may be opportunities to attend occasional international events as an extension to the course. A group of students previously travelled to Athens to take part in a conference on Virtual Worlds. Other students have visited Aalborg in Denmark to see for themselves a European approach to Activity Led Learning.
You will also have the opportunity to apply for a work placement or study abroad for a further year in Europe through the Erasmus Socrates scheme and there will be staff on hand to help you do this.
The course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to apply for a job in web development, media production, animation or usability.
Our annual showcase and film show helps you develop a professional portfolio of work, which is an essential part of securing employment in the creative industries.