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Digital Media Production

BSc (Hons) - single

School of Arts

The BSc in Digital Media Production addresses the need for ever more highly skilled graduates. You will be grounded in the technical realities of digital film, television, video and audio production, visual effects, computer animation and the making of interactive and virtual content for distribution via new media platforms. Using state of the art facilities you will develop professional skills and experience working with real clients on real briefs.

Typical offers

UCAS Tariff points: 112 - preferably including science subjects

Available start dates

September 2018 / September 2019

Teaching location

Headington Campus, Headington Hill

Course length

  • Full time: 3 years (4 years if work placement is chosen)
  • Part time: up to 8 years

UCAS code

P310

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

  • You will have access to the latest VICON 2d3 motion capture system, a TV and sound recording studio, a post production studio and two media production laboratories.
  • Our students are given the opportunity to graduate with AVID professional certification including the Media Composer Video Editing and Post Production 101 and 110 User Certificate and Advanced 201 and 205 Professional Certificate.
  • Technical teaching of industry standard tools. Problem-based learning, real clients and real briefs with staged development of project management skills.
  • We operate an online booking service suppling students with a comprehensive selection of camera, audio and lighting equipment plus other technical resources, open Monday to Friday.

This course covers digital film, video and audio production, computer graphics and animation, and the making of interactive products for distribution via new media platforms.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively, and show originality in tackling and solving problems.

Year 1 will introduce you to professional cinematography for film and television, visual effects, motion graphics, advanced film and video post-production, creative sound and audio post production and computer animation. You will produce documentaries, animations and experimental narrative films.

Year 2 adds CGI, motion capture, virtual and augmented reality and advanced workshops in camera, sound and post production. Projects include live studio and TV news production and film drama as well as professional and business management skills through working on real professional briefs for real professional clients.

In Year 3 students will be expected to specialise to a high level in at least one area of the creative media industry; camerawork, motion capture, visual effects, virtual reality gaming etc. You will be required to work as autonomous industry professionals and to produce a graduation portfolio showcasing your skills. You will create a graduation production in your specialist subject.

Our students are given the opportunity to graduate with AVID professional certification including the Media Composer Video Editing and Post Production 101 and 110 User Certificate and Advanced 201 and 205 Professional Certificate.

Study modules

As our courses are reviewed regularly, the module list you choose from may vary from that shown below.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:

  • studying at a Brookes partner college
  • studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Programme changes

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

Teaching and learning

While you will attend lectures to acquire the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts for each topic of study, the course has a greater emphasis on the practical elements. These enable you to practise essential skills in a variety of contexts,and build a wide set of experiences on which to reflect and develop professional expertise.

Practical elements will be based around laboratory sessions, workshops and seminars, on location filming and interface with external clients, allowing you to experiment with the technology in different environments.  

Most modules include an element of team working, enabling you to collaborate with your peers, developing an awareness of your own abilities as reflected by feedback from others. Teamwork will also be used to assess your acquisition of personal and interpersonal skills, so important for this degree and for most career paths in the media industry.

Our aim is to provide an environment in which you can grow in confidence in your own abilities and appreciate the value of the educational experience from a variety of perspectives.

Industrial relevance is ensured by the use of visiting lecturers with specialist expertise and practitioners who contribute to a wider understanding of the relevance of the programme to today’s dynamic environment and ensure its currency.

Time spent in different learning activities

Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 22%78%0%
2 23%77%0%
3 20%80%0%

Approach to assessment

Assessments on this programme have been designed to develop your imagination and creativity, in addition to learning technological skills, shaped by the underlying theory, that meet the requirements of the industry. They guide you through the staged acquisition of a complex set of professional skills. 

Feedback on assessment tasks is provided in a timely manner,emphasising achievement of the learning outcomes of the modules and the programme.

Where appropriate, self and peer assessment is used to encourage you to involve yourself in your own professional development. Where group assessment is used, this is very clearly defined so that every student contributes equally and is graded fairly.

This programme also has an emphasis on the development and application of research skills. Research literacy is practised and assessed in most modules of the programme.

Breakdown of assessment methods used on this course

Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 0%0%100%
2 0%0%100%
3 0%0%100%

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time fee: 2018/19: £9,250. 2019/20: £9,250.

Home/EU - part time fee: 2018/19: £750 per single module. 2019/20: £750 per single module.

Home/EU - sandwich placement fee: 2018/19: £1,380. 2019/20: £1,380.

International - full time: 2018/19: £13,150 2019/20: £13,410

International - sandwich placement fee: 2018/19: £3,920 2019/20: £4,000

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088
finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Typical offers

UCAS Tariff points: 112 - preferably including science subjects

A-Level: BBC or equivalent, preferably including science subjects

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. This combination of A-level grades would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

IB Diploma: 30 points, preferably including science

BTEC: DDM profile in a related subject eg music technology, media production etc

Applications are welcomed from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.

 

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics and English Language grade C minimum

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an  international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our  pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

How to apply

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Why Oxford is a great place to study this course

Oxford is a hub for UK-based computing and technology firms, so our research partnerships and links with industry are hard to beat. Many computing and media students take up work placements within Oxfordshire-based companies.

Specialist facilities

The course is taught in our purpose-built premises which have impressive up-to-date facilities. The practical elements include gathering examples of the major media forms (video, audio, still images and text) and manipulating this material using industry-standard software packages. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with computer packages in the areas of 3D design, graphics and animation. You will also contribute to the organisation and operation of our Brookes TV station using industry-standard hardware and software.

General support services

Supporting your learning

From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.

Personal support services

We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.

Career prospects

Recent graduates have gone into employment with major television companies, and post production facilities such as BBC, HBO, The Discovery Channel and Framestore. Others have gone onto further study at the National Film and Television School, the London International Film School and the New York Film School or moved into research and development for companies such as Google.

Further study

Graduates from our course have moved into research and development for companies such as Google, or have progressed onto higher degrees at institutions including The National Film and Television School.

Course downloads

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