Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)
Key Course Facts
Reasons to choose Kingston
We have extensive media and games labs and studios where you can work on MFX, VFX as well as VR and AR projects in the Centre for Augmented and Virtual Environments (CAVE).
You’ll build a strong portfolio to showcase your work to employers in the industry.
There are opportunities for industry visits in central London, home to many digital media and top creative companies.
Kingston University is No.2 in London for Computing and Information Systems (Guardian League Table 2021).
About this course
Digital media defines our times and helps shape our lives. This course will help prepare you for a career in this exciting, ever-changing sector.
You’ll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of media, 2D and 3D computer graphics, programming, motion graphics, UX design and visual effects.
You’ll create sophisticated media-based products, such as animations, moving graphics, compositing, 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, interactive web content and fi lming. Through option modules, you’ll be able to pursue your chosen specialism.
Below you can see course specific reviews for 22 graduates of Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons) at Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Digital Media.
Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Digital Media
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£17011 - £23011||£14134 - £23652||£16798 - £28227|
All Digital Media courses of UK
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Jobs & Career Perspectives
15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.
All Digital Media courses of Kingston University
Job in line with future plans
Utilise skills from studies
Work is meaningful
Required skill level of job after 15 months
% Skilled jobs
Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons) at Kingston University
|10%||Skilled trades occupations|
|10%||Business and public service associate professionals|
|10%||Science, engineering and technology associate professionals|
|5%||Customer service occupations|
|5%||Process, plant and machine operatives|
|5%||Artistic, literary and media occupations|
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS points from 2 A-levels subjects. General studies not accepted
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
All Digital Media courses of Kingston University
One media or media-related subject(s) preferred such as Art or Design, Computing, Engineering, Graphic Design, Maths, Media (not Media Studies), Photography or Technology. Should none of these be studied, an online portfolio demonstrating digital media based work using software such as Photoshop, Premier or any 3D application such as Sketup, Blender or Maya would be requested.
Equivalent of 112 UCAS points
One AS in a different subject not studied through to A2 level will be considered
Equivalent of 112 UCAS points in a related Access Course such as Computing, Science, Engineering and Business subject areas.
Pass English Language (A1/A2) with 4 or above at Higher Level (HL); or 5 or above at Standard Level (SL) Pass English Language (B) with 4 or above at Higher Level (HL) only Pass Maths with 4 or above at Higher Level (HL) or 5 or above at Standard Level (SL)
Computing, Science, Engineering and Business subject areas.
Equivalent of 112 UCAS points
T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Tuition Fees Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of Kingston University in related subject specific rankings.
Journalism & Media Studies
- Communication & Media Studies
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 13 June, 2022]
- Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
Social Studies & Humanities
- Social Sciences
THE World University Rankings by Subject
[Published 26 October, 2022]
See all university rankings of Kingston University
What students say about studying Digital Media in the UK?
About Kingston University
Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Digital Media & Information Studies/Archaeology MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||93%||3%||5%||£27750||£70480||195||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media/Marketing BA/BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||71%||0%||20%||£9250||£14500||106||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media Production and Media & Culture BA (Hons)||University of Worcester||92%||5%||7%||£9250||£13100||112||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media and Society MA||University of Leicester||92%||5%||7%||£8250||£19000||112||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media Computing with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||70%||8%||35%||£9250||£13200||111||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media MA||Swansea University||70%||8%||35%||£2800||£5550||111||Swansea||On campus Part-time|
|Digital Media BSc (Hons)||Robert Gordon University||84%||5%||10%||£6750||£15040 £15490||142||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art (Digital Media, Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture) BA (Hons)||University of Dundee||77%||5%||5%||£9250||£19500||177||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media & Information Studies MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||77%||3%||5%||£27750||£70480||201||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media & Information Studies/English Literature MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||79%||3%||5%||£27750||£70480||183||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|