Undergraduate Programmes :: Digital Media
What's the difference between ...
- BSc Digital Media Technologies
- BSc Games Design and Development
- BSc Creative Digital Media
- BSc Web Technologies
Creative Digital Media is very broad ranging but focuses on 3D animation and video instead of the web work covered in Digital Media Technologies. The final year project for Multimedia Technology is therefore more CD/DVD based than Digital Media Technologies. Both courses look at systems analysis and design for multimedia systems.
Web Technologies covers more web work, replacing the systems analysis with .NET programming, intranet development and issues about e-commerce. The final year project is expected to cover aspects of a web site development.
Digital Media Technologies, Multimedia Technology and Web Technologies all share the same first year.
Games & Multimedia Technologies is designed for students who wish to go into the games industry in a more design-led role. It has a strong focus on design and animation, as well as having a thread of technical aspects that means students have a well rounded education that also enables them to specialise in a design based field.
Games Technology is designed for students who wish to go into the Games industry in a technological-led role. This means it is ideal for students who want to be programmers in the industry, and as such has been designed to cover all aspects needed to create games, such as advanced programming and maths. However, it also has a thread of design and art running through it to allow students to approach the game development process from a fully informed position.
There are also two degree programmes, Computing with Games Development and Computing with Digital Media, which allow students to study mainly traditional computing whilst looking at some aspects of another field (comprising one quarter of the degree).