Kingston University
Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Student Reviews

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.

Overall student satisfaction
56 /100
22 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Digital Media

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20007 £18709 £22208
25-75 percentile range £17011 - £23011 £14134 - £23652 £16798 - £28227

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.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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.

Current jobs

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

25% Media Professionals
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% Finance Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
0% Administrative occupations

Teaching includes lectures, smaller tutorial groups and seminars, practical workshop sessions, individual assignments and group tasks. The majority of assessment includes coursework and practical with a small amount of written exams. The focus is primarily on making creative digital products to demonstrate a portfolio of media artefacts and problem solving skills as well as proficient use of contemporary software tools. Both formative and summative feedback will be provided to encourage students to progressively develop design skills and problem solving prowess. Overall the aim is to foster a studio like environment for teaching and learning, to develop both creative talent and technical skills.

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

Qualification requirements

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)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year), BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Digital Media Technology (including Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit:
https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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

Application deadline:

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)

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Kingston University in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #52 
    • #61 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #19 
    Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #74 
    • #601 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of Kingston University

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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.

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