Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons) 2019/20 entry

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As some of my lecturers still work in industry, they understand how the sector is constantly improving and evolving which I find very inspirational.

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Course code:

P300

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
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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.

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.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

15th

We are ranked as the 15th best University in the United Kingdom - Guardian University Guide 2020.

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.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework, essays, project and group work, practical exams e.g. presentations, tests, etc. and formal examinations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

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


12

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

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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 2019

£9,250 (per year)


UK 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 2019

£9,250 (per year)


EU Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£15,600 (per year)


International Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

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, EEC 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.

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 and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

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