Faculty of Media, Arts and Design - University of Westminster

Bachelor in Digital Media Development - Grado en Desarrollo de Medios Digitales

Faculty of Media, Arts and Design - University of Westminster
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial
  • Precio:
    Consultar rellenando el formulario
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2018
  • Lugar:
    Watford Road Northwick Park
    Middlesex (London) HA1 3
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Titulación:
    Digital Media Development BSc Honours

Presentación

Digital media development is a specialised topic of computer science that focuses on the development of interactive applications that respond to user actions by presenting rich multimedia content using various forms of interaction. The increasing capabilities of the web, high tech devices and mobile technology provide enormous potential for engaging users in innovative ways of interaction with state-of-the-art interfaces. The digital tech industry requires practitioners with good understanding of user experience (UX) principles and good technical competences for developing advanced user interfaces. The Digital Media Development BSc Honours addresses all aspects of the digital media development process, from conceptualisation and design, to implementation and testing with primary focus on front end development.

The programme offers three directions of specialisation:

web application design and development
mobile application design and development
3D user interfaces design and development.

Requisitos

A Levels BBC/A*A*
International Baccalaureate 26 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma DMM/D*D*
Plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above (Functional Skills qualifications are not accepted)

Programa

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

The first year provides you with an underpinning of the subject area. You will be introduced to basic UI/UX principles and the process of designing digital media from requirements gathering and specifications to design of traditional web sites and 2D interactive media. The first year provides also a solid understanding of programming concepts and languages that are used to create digital media.
Subjects of study include:

2D Interactive Media Development
Computer Systems Fundamentals
Programming Principles
User Experience
Web Design and Development.
Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

The second year allows progressing to more advanced topics of front end development ranging from responsive websites to 3D interactive media development and usability testing. The curriculum builds onto the fundamental conceptual knowledge attained in Level 4 to apply it to field-specific subjects. The emphasis is on developing your professional skills and learning how digital media projects are managed and organised. Creative modules allow you to build your portfolio in order to demonstrate your technical and creative skills.

Subjects of study include:

3D Interactive Media Development
Advanced Client-side Development
Game Engine Architectures
Mobile Application Development
Object Oriented Programming
Server-side Web Development
Usability Testing.
Sandwich placement year

You can choose to take a year-long placement between Years 2 and 3 to work in the Digital and creative industries. This gives you the opportunity to practice and enhance the skills you have learnt, and develop a better understanding of the needs of the industry and professional practices, as well as gaining work experience which is invaluable for your final year of study and long-term career prospects.

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

The third year builds on specific skills attained in Level 5, and exposes you to the specialised research topics of digital media design and development. You will complete a project of your own choice (a game, a dynamic and responsive web application or a mobile app) that provides you with the opportunity to develop more advanced skills and techniques in the potential area you will be seeking employment.

Subjects of study include:

Advanced Interactive Media Development
Digital marketing, Social Media and Web Analytics
Final Year Project
Information Driven Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Mobile Native Application Development
Mobile User Experience.

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