Interactive Media and Web Technologies BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

I150

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

I150

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECU053

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Coventry University’s new Interactive Media and Web Technologies course responds to an increasing demand in the creative industries for imaginative individuals with a flair for developing creative user interfaces, combined with web and media content development skills.

During the course, you will be given the opportunity to apply key programming, media production, scripting, user experience design and web development skills in creative contexts, and also contribute to exciting interactive media projects using emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality. The course is practically focussed, with an emphasis on the production of industry-ready portfolio material.

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

What our students say...

I am an instructional designer for the AA. The Multimedia Computing course allowed me to explore content creation using industry standard tools, supported by subject experts. I have made a seamless transition to the workplace in a creative computing capacity.

Luke Plummer, Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons), graduated 2019 and now Instructional Designer at The AA

Course information

This course is informed by theory and practice in visual information design in many forms, including, but not limited to: User experience design, web development, digital media and photography, video, 2D and 3D graphics, animation and the transmission of that content through Information and Communications Technology (including, but not limited to, Streaming Media, ‘smart’ television, web data services, smart devices, information displays, museum displays, AR and VR interfaces).

 

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year is focused on equipping you with the necessary knowledge to be able to specialise in subsequent years. It is primarily a practically-oriented and production-focused year where the goal is for you to achieve learning through doing.

Modules

  • Programming for Games Development

  • Software Design

  • Digital Content Creation

  • Interactive Media Project 1

  • Interactive Media Project 2

  • Object Oriented Programming

  • Database Systems

  • User Interfaces and Web Design

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

The second year contains core modules in User Experience, Content Creation and Web Development. These modules will also be integrated with a live project, where you will take a design idea from brief through to release.

Modules

  • Web Development

  • Digital Media Production

  • 3D Modelling

  • People and Computing

  • Live Project

  • Real Time Interactive Media

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

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or to study abroad.* Many Coventry University students in the past have chosen to do this, and it is thought to be a great opportunity to put into practice all the skills and knowledge you have acquired on your course so far.

*Please note that placement opportunities and/or study abroad may be subject to availability, a competitive application process, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Modules

  • Professional Training

  • Study Abroad

Overview

The final year extends themes from the second year into cutting edge areas of interactive media, and to focus them in a significant final project.

Modules

  • Web API Development

  • User Experience Design

  • Individual Project Preparation

  • 3D Rendering & Animation

  • Motion Graphics, Visual Effects and Compositing

  • Individual Project

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.

In more detail...

  • The course takes a practically focused approach, blending creative design with computing. Upon successful completion of the course, you should have developed an industry-ready portfolio of your output.

The key themes of the course are designing for the web (from front-end to full-stack), core user experience methodologies, media production, motion graphics and 3D content creation. This is supported by contemporary creative design theory.

A significant part of the course is studio based content development (web and media). Lectures and laboratory sessions are also utilised.

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

The course should enable students, upon successful completion, to pursue careers including:

  • Web developer
  • User experience designer
  • Mobile app developer
  • Digital media producer
  • Content/Asset Creator for video games
  • 3D animator
  • Motion graphics designer 


Upon successful completion of this course, we would expect a graduate to be:

  • An internationally focused computing professional who is design aware, or
  • An internationally focused design professional who is programming aware

In a typical week you will have around 16 ‘contact’ hours of teaching.

The university is committed to providing a global educational experience and we encourage you to undertake a placement year or study year abroad after your second year of study. We will endeavour to support you in finding a placement anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience.

Please note that placements may be subject to additional costs, application processes, meeting applicable visa requirements and availability.

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...

I am a Multimedia Developer at Walsall Academy. Coventry helped me to not only work on my existing skills, but develop in new areas that I had not previously explored including back end web development and games development.

Adam Lubin, Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons), graduated 2018 and now Multimedia Developer at Walsall Academy

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: EECU053  
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement Access diploma
BBB-BBC DDM-DMM in IT or a technical subject 29 points to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at a higher level Minimum 5 GCSE's at grade 9-4 / A* - C including Mathematicss and English. The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits in either Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Statistics units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

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

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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What our students say...

The passionate and approachable staff at Coventry University played a pivotal role in helping me to reach my potential, and I am eternally grateful for all their support.

Aaron Thomas, Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons), graduated 2018 and now Project Manager at Applied Principles Ltd

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 2020

£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 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

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.

Career prospects

The course should enable students, upon successful completion, to pursue careers including: web developer, user experience designer, mobile app developer, digital media producer, content/asset Creator for video games, 3D animator and motion graphics designer

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates from our previous Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons) course now work for companies such as Microsoft, Rebellion Games, TopCon, The Royal Opera House and The Royal Academy of Arts.

What our students say...

I am currently working as a Software Engineer for a leading fintech firm based in the London. The course provided me with a high level of practical and theoretical knowledge which kick-started my career, helping me to obtain four internships before graduating.

Jamie Burton, Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons), graduated 2017 and now Software and UX engineer at Modulr Finance
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 is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit from the European Union, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. Coventry University will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. 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.

Graduate Immigration Route visa – Based on current information from the UK Government, students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

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Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021