What will I learn?

Summary

The Interactive Media course is a unique multidisciplinary degree that gives you the knowledge and skills to work across a wide range of media and technical disciplines in the creative media sector, including TV and film production, graphic design, animation, storytelling, digital media content production, web design, interactive documentary, and AR and VR experiences.

The course is designed to enable and guide students to discover their own specialism within the creative media sector, while working closely with and understanding the roles of all creative media design and production disciplines.

Ranked 8th in the UK for Art and Design in The Times Good University Guide 2019 Ulster University is one of the top places to study this dynamic course.

Interactive media can be found in almost all aspects of life. Mobile apps, websites, games, social media and virtual reality have transformed how we work and interact with each other with huge potential for more change. An exciting time to enter the industry, a degree in Interactive Media will open up many options with potential graduate roles in web design, advertising, content development, videography, digital marketing, multimedia planning or film production working as a successful free lancer or in an agency or production company.

Centred on creative approaches and responses to new media technologies with a focus on emerging media forms and creative and artistic media practices you will receive training in the latest industry standard software. Through a mix of theory and practice you will be encouraged to channel your own creativity and style to produce a range of digital media from motion graphics, animation and film to games, websites and interactive user experiences. Practical skills developed will include coding, drone operation, digital-image-making, web authoring, digital video production and project management.

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Media Content Producer
  • Website Content Developer
  • Creative Design Manager
  • Social Media Officer
  • Videographer
  • Digital Marketing Officer
  • Digital Designer

Career options

The Interactive Media degree offers the broad base of skills that the creative industry sector needs.

As a career path you might become a Designer or Developer creating digital media content.

Your interest through the course might be more developed in relation to project management skills, and you embark on a career where you manage a creative design team as a Creative Media Manager.

You might be involved in developing media content for the web as a Web Content Developer, or be involved in creating media content for a social media campaign, as a Social Media Officer.

An interest in video production may take you to a career as a Videographer, creating visual content for television, or even the video games industry.

However is not only the media industries that need these skills. Demand for these unique skills range from broadcasters, photographers, marketing and web-development companies, to the communications departments of private companies, public sector organisations and education.

Work placement / study abroad

Work Placement:

All students are required to complete no less than two weeks work placement throughout the degree programme. There are opportunities for longer placement and full year placements. The year long placement generates the extra award of Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP).

Which department am I in?

Coleraine Campus

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (US$ 20,647) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Coleraine

University House,

Cromore Road,

Coleraine,

Northern Ireland,

BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To include grade B in Music.Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade in the above grade profiles (C or B grade) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.Alternatives to A level Music: a recognised Diploma (e.g. LRAM, ARCM, LRSM, ARCO, LTCL, LGSM, LLCM, RIAM) OR Grade 8 practical together with Grade 8 theory (preferably at distinction) is required. Further alternative qualifications to satisfy the Music entry requirement are stipulated within the other qualifications sections.Please note that all applicants for the degree course may be interviewed and auditioned by Music as part of our entry criteria. Although we expect candidates to be able to demonstrate a high level of performing ability, at this stage we are evaluating potential as much as achievement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Ulster University

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  • Scholarship of GBP 2,000 for international students
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for overseas students
  • Among the top 150 universities under 50 years old (THE)
  • Award-winning Career Development Centre (CDC)

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