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Creative Media Technology
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Creative Media Technology

Overview

This practical course is aimed at creative and dynamic individuals with a passion for modern digital technology. You will focus on the creative application of technology and use industry-standard software packages in our state-of-the-art studios.

You will learn how to produce effective designs, websites, apps, short films and animations while working as part of a production team. You will build a substantial portfolio of work and you will have the chance to develop relationships with future employers at our showcase event, where you will display your final-year project and network with industry professionals.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.
This course has been developed with local and national employers in the creative industries. You will benefit from the hands-on experience of staff who actively pursue research in this area, many of whom divide their time between academic work and commercial sector activities. You will have access to professional, industry-standard facilities. Our hardware and software systems are updated each year ensuring you use the same software as you will find in industry.

Throughout the course, you will get used to presenting your work in front of a panel of tutors and industry professionals. Your final year project is displayed at a unique tradeshow event where you can make contact with future employers. Our previous students have found work with Disney Interactive Studios, Sky TV and many digital agencies.
92.6%
Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2017

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Multimedia or Creative Media Technologies.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Multimedia or Creative Media Technologies.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Laura Whitaker

Careers

Laura Whitaker
Creative Media Manager Dynamic Business Services Ltd

BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects

“My course leaders had great connections. After being talent-spotted at an end-of-year showcase event at the University, I'm now employed as a 3D design specialist and trainer.

Modules & learning

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Introduction to composition, typography and graphical representation.

An insight into authoring websites, interactive applications and animated ads.

Introduction to the core concepts and techniques of contemporary video production.

Enhance your core skills in 3D Modelling, Texturing, Animation, Lighting and Rendering.

An opportunity to undertake a substantial media project and develop specific talents.

Develop an understanding of the working practices of the industry.

Focus on the creation of successful websites for multiple devices.

Extend your creative understanding of communicating conceptual ideas visually.

Practical experience of producing professional creative media content.

Integrating visual design, animation, sound, video and gameplay.

Further develop your 3D skills with a particular focus on animation.

Another opportunity to undertake a substantial project and develop your talent.

We will promote the importance of research and development as a vital part of planning to undertake a major creative project.

Develop your portfolio to impress employers after you graduate.

Take a more technical approach to web site construction, learning how to create a development environment and how to integrate websites with CMS.

Learn scriptwriting skills for broadcast, acquiring the ability to provide effective written content for online media.

Learn about writing, capturing and post-producing short films.

Create and animate visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.

The key principles and tools for creating high quality 3D assets suitable for a range of applications such as marketing, portfolios, game engines, visualisations.

The key principles and tools for designing and prototyping mobile games.

Learn how to create products using a design thinking approach, putting the needs and preferences of end users at the centre of the process.

Dr Marc Fabri
Dr Marc Fabri
Senior Lecturer
Marc is passionate about using technology to improve people's quality of life and society as a whole. His interests focus on user experience, human-computer interaction and user participation in the digital design process.
Our creative technologies courses have very close links with industry. Our students often work on real briefs, get mentored by professionals, compete in industry competitions and take part in commercial projects. It's the perfect preparation for a creative and fulfilling career.
Play School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering - End of Year Show 2017 Video
School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering - End of Year Show 2017
BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technologies - Stephanie Martin, Student
Play BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology - Marc Fabri, Senior Lecturer Video
BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology - Marc Fabri, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Blue screen / motion capture studio
    Blue screen / motion capture studio

    The 3D motion capture equipment records and analyses human movement to produce animated content. We also have other movement analysis technology, including eye-tracking facilities.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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