Digital Media

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Gain in-depth knowledge around one the fastest growing sectors of the creative industry. Our BA Digital Media course will give you the skills needed to start a rewarding career in this innovative field.

Digital Media
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

DM17

W212 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BA (single honours)
Course also available with Foundation Year

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  

 
 
 

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.

 

Skills

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Get industry ready on a course designed with your future in mind. 

This innovative course will shape you into a digital media professional who can:

  • design cross-platform digital communication products
  • develop digital campaigns
  • build websites, mobile apps, and immersive and interactive experiences 

The BA Digital Media programme is shaped by the demands and requirements of the digital media industry, providing you with an innovative learning experience that is directly relevant to jobs you can move into. 

You will be at the forefront of technically driven creation, learning to create graphic and interactive interfaces, and plan and design immersive digital experiences.

This course is designed with your future employability at its heart. You will be encouraged to apply your skills through a work placement in year three, where you will gain first-hand, practical experience that will enhance your CV. You will also work on practical projects, ranging from developing an online advertising campaign, to creating a mobile app, depending on the pathway you choose.

You will graduate as a highly-skilled digital media designer, with an arsenal of sought-after skills such as content creation, A/V production for digital media, interactive storytelling, design for multimedia, web and app design, and digital and social media management.

How you'll learn

Experience a dynamic, contemporary curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities. 

The course is practice based with a foundation in theory. You'll start with the fundamentals of digital media production, before specialising in an interest area chosen by you.

On this course, you will learn:

  • Industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and Final Cut Pro
  • Coding languages that are foundational to the front-end of modern websites and online applications: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Specialised software for making 3D animations 

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by a dedicated and passionate team of lecturers and sector professionals. 

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Career options

Shape the future of digital media.

You will be well equipped to work in a broad spectrum of roles, including

  • digital editor and writer
  • digital communication manager
  • web designer
  • digital campaign manager
  • social media content manager
  • online advertiser
  • digital assets curator
  • UX designer
  • interactive media designer
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Our Careers team is on hand to help from the start of your studies until after you graduate. Under their guidance you’ll benefit from a wide range of support, including:   

  • CV building 
  • Interview preparation 
  • Mentoring 
  • Industry connections 
  • Work experience  
  • Volunteering opportunities 
  • Job fairs 
  • Introductions to future employers. 

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

Entry tariff

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

Specific entry requirements

Media, Art & Design, ICT qualifications preferred.

General entry requirements

UK students

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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Our Students

"The School is warm and welcoming; everybody is extremely helpful and always trying to encourage students to achieve the best of their academic ability."

Sophia Pavlou, Digital Media

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