University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Computing with Digital Media

Industries such as computer entertainment, television, film and video production are relying increasingly on computer-generated digital media and virtual content. It is now commonplace to use interactive digital media in anything from teaching environments to games and from websites to engineering design. This involves not only the creation of digital content but its implementation in an interactive environment and its distribution over the diverse kinds of networks available in today's world. This course enables you to build web-based distributed multimedia applications, computergenerated animations and interactive virtual environments, emphasising the need to adopt a human-centred approach. The course is supported by the Media Technology Laboratory, which provides state-of-the-art digital facilities, software development tools, multimedia content creation tools, studio facilities and professional video-editing systems. The Laboratory enables you to undertake practical work assignments using facilities that you would find in the modern digital media industry.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree. This course is for applicants intending to deepen their understanding of technical digital media. It is suited to those with a previous degree in computer science, mathematics or the natural sciences. Applicants with media degrees who can demonstrate practical computing knowledge will also be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

Course modules

Full-time course autumn term: 3D animation; 3D modelling and rendering; human-computer interaction; object-oriented programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take advanced software engineering). Spring term: interactive 3D programming; multimedia design and applications; web 3D applications; 1 option from: Generative creativity; live video production; technology-enhanced learning environments. Summer term: You undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, which should usually be based on a multimedia programming project. Part-time courses 1st year: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take 2 modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation. Year 2: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take 2 modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, group projects, essays, software projects, programming projects and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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