Taught course

Computing with Digital Media

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Informatics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree. This course is for applicants intending to deepen their understanding of technical digital media. It is suited to those with a previous degree in computer science, mathematics or the natural sciences. Applicants with media degrees who can demonstrate practical computing knowledge will also be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Industries such as computer entertainment, television, film and video production are relying increasingly on computer-generated digital media and virtual content. It is now commonplace to use interactive digital media in anything from teaching environments to games and from websites to engineering design. This involves not only the creation of digital content but its implementation in an interactive environment and its distribution over the diverse kinds of networks available in today’s world.

This MSc enables you to build web-based distributed multimedia applications, computergenerated animations and interactive virtual environments, emphasising the need to adopt a human-centred approach.

The course is supported by the Media Technology Laboratory, which provides state-of-the-art digital facilities, software development tools, multimedia content creation tools, studio facilities and professional video-editing systems. The Laboratory enables you to undertake practical work assignments using facilities that you would find in the modern digital media industry.

Additional entry information

This course is for applicants intending to deepen their understanding of technical digital media. It is suited to those with a previous degree in computer science, mathematics or the natural sciences. Applicants with media degrees who can demonstrate practical computing knowledge will also be considered.

Assessment

You are assessed by coursework, group projects, essays, software projects, programming projects and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Full-time courses

Autumn term: 3D Animation • 3D Modelling and Rendering • Human-Computer Interaction • Object-Oriented Programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering).

Spring term: Interactive 3D Programming • Multimedia Design and Applications • Web 3D Applications. You also choose one option from Generative Creativity • Live Video Production • Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments.

Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, which should usually be based on a multimedia programming project.

Part-time courses

The part-time structure for each course is as follows:

Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.

Year 2: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

Information for international students

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/1572/33225#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/1572/33225#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/1572/33225#fees

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation50 (12000 words)
See programme details50

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 678195