University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Digital Media

This course considers the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of media production and offers specialised topic choices for students to tailor the course to their personal strengths and future career plans.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a Computing or Information Technology subject or an art-based subject with a significant information technology component, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

On this course we emphasise the implementation, evaluation and reflection of subject-related issues, whilst building creative and technical visual computing expertise. It provides you with the opportunity to research a unique aspect of the use of digital media. Here are the units you will study: Professional, Academic and Research Development: This is a taught unit covering planning and managing development projects. Graphics Applications and Creative Technologies: explore the production of three-dimensional graphics and their relevance to digital media applications, such as animation, interactive applications and the post-production stages of generating media composites and digital effects. The unit develops the technical, creative and cognitive skills required to create three-dimensional assets, such as modelling, texturing and animation, and demonstrate proficiency and professionalism in their construction. Masters Application of Creative Technologies: This project unit offers you the opportunity to apply the taught material from the earlier stages of the course in the solution of a client led practical, creative, or research problem directly related to Digital Media. It also supports you to enhance your technical and intellectual skills in research methods, scholarship and critical analysis, as well as the consideration of the professional issues related to your work. Web Asset and Application Development: this unit will prepare you for creating, editing and publishing digital media content with specific reference to the web, both on PC and mobile devices. You will build digital assets that will be deployed as part of an interactive, dynamic website aligned with the latest trends in web development.

Assessment methods

Due to the practical nature of this course, assessment is extremely varied and includes: practical projects; work portfolios; essays/review articles; multiple choice tests; oral presentations; examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,670 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2,170 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,900 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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