Programme Specification for 2011/12
BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology
"I seem to have found myself not even a year out of Uni as the lead developer with responsibilities that would make some people's toes curl."
... using computers to create interaction and edutainment ...
This programme seeks to bring together the many areas that affect the design and development of multimedia systems. It's a broad based degree covering technical, theoretical and design areas.
The main difference between this degree and Digital Media Technology degree is that students on this programme do more work on creating and programming 3D animation and less on web programming.
Students learn how to:
- create and handle images (drawing and photographic);
- produce computer animation (2D and 3D);
- make digital video and sound for the web, CD and DVD;
- create simple websites;
- program and design in various commercial software environments;
- use principles of design and analysis to ensure their work is of the highest standard;
- communicate effectively with business, computing and design professionals.
What's the difference between ...
BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology and other digital media programmes?
The following is an indication of current programme content. However, the rapidly changing nature of the subject area means that both the courses offered, and individual course content, are likely to change in future years. Finally note that certain combinations of options may not be available.
For details of timetabling and study patterns, see the timetables page. All courses are 30 credits unless otherwise stated.
- Visual Studies & Web Media
- Digital Media, Computing & Programming
- Business Systems Analysis
- Digital Media Foundations
- Information Systems Development
- 3D Animation
- Digital Media Production
- Elective (e.g. Design for Moving Image, Sound Design, Computers & Music)
Optional Sandwich Year
For students who choose a sandwich degree, the third year is spent in industry or business on a fully paid work placement, which we help to arrange.
- A substantial individual project on a topic chosen by the student
- Multimedia Television
- Digital Creativity & Digital Futures
- Elective (e.g. Computers & Music, 3D Interactive Environments, Interaction Design, User Interface Design), Design for Moving Image)
Note that some of these technologies are taught on optional courses, so we cannot guarantee that you will be exposed to them all.
This degree has full CITP accreditation from BCS - the Chartered Institute for IT, the body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. This means that on successful graduation from this degree, you will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). However, please note that there are additional requirements, including work experience, to achieve full Chartered status - see the BCS website for further information.
The breadth of study is a challenge, but it allows students to look at many different aspects. This keeps open a number of varied careers: web designer, games designer, internet programmer, IT manager, graphic artist, multimedia producer, TV production, or postgraduate study.
This degree programme is based in the Department of Creative Digital Technologies, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Greenwich Campus, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.
3 years full-time / 4 years sandwich / 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology - G403 BSc/MMT