New Media Production TechnologyAnglia Ruskin University
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- Bachelor's degree
- Cambridge (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
The course explores the principles and practice of all aspects of new media production, specialising in visual and audio media. Building on the technologies that lie beneath the surface of all digital content, students on this course are able to develop their technical expertise by working on a range of practical projects, and by selecting from a range of optional modules including material from the Cambridge School of Art.
New media skills are now valuable in virtually all industries, but especially web, film and video, digital television, education, and entertainment.
This course develops graduates who are familiar with the technical and the design aspects of producing digital content. It covers the types of digital content that exist both today and in the near future, and also the technologies used to realise them. Through extensive practical classes in studios and laboratories students are encouraged and helped to use a wide range of commercial software and hardware tools to create a portfolio of different digital content. These classes are supported by lectures and tutorial classes covering the underpinning theory and principles of the technologies involved.
There is a wide range of specialist facilities available for student use on this course, covering interactive, visual and audio production and post production. These use industry-strength software and hardware systems, and students are taught key applications in detail ensuring they are familiar with professional-level tools when they start their postgraduate careers.
Year one core modules
- Introduction to New Media Production Technology
- Digital Imaging Software
Year two core modules
- Digital Modelling and Animation Software
- Video and Music for the Internet
- Design Methods and Technology Project
Year three core modules
- Digital Effects Software
- Final Project
There is a wide range of optional modules available, including:
- Audio Studio Principles
- Audio & Visual Systems
- Web Design
- Multimedia Hardware Platforms
- DVD Technology
- 2D Animation
- Broadcast and Satellite Technology
- 3D Modelling and Animation
- Image Processing
- Interaction and Usability
- Creative Production for Mobiles
- e-Learning technology
Assessment is via examination, essays and reports, log books, presentations, posters, oral assessments and work produced in response to practical classes and demonstrations. Students will be assessed in an assortment of ways including examination, written reports, presentations, and log books. Many modules also include formative assessment (assessment which is not marked to allow students to practise assessment technique).
Career opportunities: Graduates with these combined new media skills are in considerable demand throughout industry and academia. Possible careers include media production, web design, film and video post production, systems integration, marketing, product design, television production, education, and academic and industrial research.