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Multimedia Computing BSc 2018/19 entry

Course code:

ECU174

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104)

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Overview

This exciting course aims to combine the technical skills of a computing degree with the creative thinking required of a multimedia course.

Multimedia Computing is a course that encompasses the technologies behind the creative industry, which is one of the fastest growing industries the UK. We focus on developing student skills for a career in web and smartphone development, audio/visual creation as well as 2D/3D graphics and animation.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

British Computing Society (BCS)

What our students say...

The amount of resources and equipment available makes studying a great experience. 

Agata Ciechanowska

Course information

You might be interested in studying multimedia computing if you have a passion for new technology or would like to design, test, develop and implement cutting-edge products for the creative industries – anything from video and animation to smart phone or web applications.

The subject areas covered by this course are diverse; they are intended to help you develop skills in technical media production, web development, critical analysis, localisation and digital literacy. 

There will be opportunities to design and apply media technologies, creating and editing video, animation and 3D modelling content that is underpinned by best practice in usability and user-centred design.

85%

of our students agreed the library resources and services were good enough for their needs

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Computer Architecture and Networks

  • Introduction to Computing

  • Mathematics for Computing

  • Content Design Tools and Techniques

  • Designing for Usability

  • Introduction to Algorithms

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Digital Media Technology 1

  • Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Concept Development for Games Design

  • Developing the Modern Web 1

  • Real World Project

  • Designing for Usability 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • 3D Modelling and Animation

  • Interactive Pervasive Computing

  • Web API Development

  • Individual Project

  • Digital Media Technology 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • The opportunity to apply for an industrial placement year working with a technology company.
  • Strong industry links which are maintained through guest lectures, exhibitions and joint projects.
  • The annual New Wizards Showcase where you will have the chance to exhibit your work to potential employers and create industry contacts.
  • Accreditation by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional
  • Access to a new multi-million pound teaching facility, with a range of specialist equipment including the latest graphics and animation software, where you can perfect the techniques you have learned.

The first year of the course lays the foundation for the study of creative technologies. Subjects include: 2D and 3D content creation, user-centred design, computer architecture, programming and mathematical fundamentals.

Second and third year allows students to explore, more in-depth, topics such as web development, game concepts, media production, object-orientated programming, human-computer interaction, 3D modelling and animation.

You will have the opportunity to work on real world projects that are designed to prepare you for industry. This is done by placing students into project teams, and using external clients to prepare them for the future.

The main approach to teaching and learning is the delivery of practical material in our state-of-the-art studio style environment. We believe in learning by doing and therefore many of our modules help you develop portfolios and projects of practical content.

In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice throughout your study.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 10%
  • Coursework, essays, project and group work: 60%
  • Practical exams e.g. presentations, tests, etc: 30%

30% assessed by practical exams

In a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 6 hours spent in lectures and other classes each week.

Additionally, you will be expected to complete 22 hours each week revising in your own time.

The course includes a sandwich option that enables you to spend a year on professional training between the second and third academic years with overseas employers. Recent students have spent the year in Spain, India and France.

There may be opportunities to attend occasional international events as an extension to the course. A group of students previously travelled to Athens to take part in a conference on Virtual Worlds. Other students have visited Aalborg in Denmark to see for themselves a European approach to Activity Led Learning.

You will also have the opportunity to apply for a work placement or study abroad for a further year in Europe through the Erasmus Socrates scheme and there will be staff on hand to help you do this.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The amount of resources and equipment available makes studying a great experience. 

Agata Ciechanowska

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: ECU174
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB-BBC to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or Computing. Excludes General Studies  DDM-DMM in IT or a technical subject 29 points to include either Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher level 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in either Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Statistics. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

What our students say...

The amount of resources and equipment available makes studying a great experience. 

Agata Ciechanowska

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104) (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.


The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  • Optional personal computer and software: £500+
  • Media consumable items: £30+ per year

What our students say...

The amount of resources and equipment available makes studying a great experience. 

Agata Ciechanowska

Career prospects

The course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to apply for a job in web development, media production, animation or usability.

Our annual showcase and film show helps you develop a professional portfolio of work, which is an essential part of securing employment in the creative industries.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards. 

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

89%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

£25K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £25,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The amount of resources and equipment available makes studying a great experience. 

Agata Ciechanowska
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.