Taught course

Digital Media Production

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · School of Arts
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second class bachelors degree in any discipline other than those very closely related to media technology. If you have relevant professional qualifications or work experience you can also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Digital Media Production will provide you with the techniques, and the expertise with industry standard tools, that are needed for the creation of contemporary media products. It is for students who have a first degree in a discipline other than a technically based media subject.

The course covers video and audio production, computer graphics and animation, and the making of interactive products for distribution via new media platforms, as well as the longer established media of television, video and audio. Students work on the award-winning Brookes TV, making and producing broadcasts, as well as for external clients, producing promotional materials.

The course will enhance your career prospects and will offer you the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to work in the media industry.

If you choose an MSc in Digital Media Production, you will:

- Be taught by lecturers with experience of working in the media industry with links to the vast network of professionals in the Oxford area. That means you will enjoy an excellent academic education coupled with practice-based learning, using industry-standard hardware and software;
- gain numerous practical skills that will enhance your portfolio and improve your employment prospects;
- be part of the award-winning Brookes TV and learn the art of news production;
- be part of a large faculty with a variety of research interests and extensive industrial experience;
- enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Oxford.

A feature of the programme at Brookes is that it is open to students from any academic background such as arts, literature, business, computing, engineering and many more.

Modules:

- Video Production focuses on the skills required for sound and video recording, including the techniques used to design, author and produce electronic media.
- Web Media provides you with an understanding of the processes and practices needed to generate and manipulate web content. You will develop a blog and build an online portfolio of work including digital text, images and audio material.
- Creating Character Models provides you with a systematic understanding and experience of techniques used in 3D character modelling and you will produce 3D character models and rendered images
- Creating Digital Animation and Visual Effects covers the techniques used in 3D animation and motion capture. You will animate 3D character models with emphasis on understanding how complex animations are created using studio software.
- Newsroom Operation covers the entire workflow for a broadcast TV newsroom from an original news story, through the write-up, planning and capturing footage, to editing and broadcasting.
- Professional Media Production aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of management techniques relevant to video/multimedia production.
- Research and Study Methods is designed to introduce you to the research and study methods that will underpin work carried out for your dissertation.
- The Dissertation is an individual research and development project of 10,000-15,000 words on a topic closely related to your course of study.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you must satisfy our English language requirement by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

Fees and funding

For Masters scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
arts-enquiry@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1865 484959