Design and create innovative, engaging digital multimedia content on our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production degree at Cambridge School of Art.
New technologies and changing platforms mean there’s a growing demand for people with the skills to develop creative digital content across social media and many other digital platforms with a specialist understanding of user experience and design and emerging technologies like VR.
Whether it's for businesses, charities, arts organisations and beyond, our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production degree will give you a transferable toolkit to take you on your digital journey. The course will help you develop your artistic vision and technical abilities, while giving you research and analytical skills to strengthen your creative ideas.
You’ll be based in Cambridge School of Art, with access to all our industry-standard software, hardware and extensive facilities. Cambridge is the perfect place to study. It’s a tech hub at the forefront of the digital revolution, often called ‘Silicon Fen’, with digital agencies and companies including Sookio, Onespacemedia, Google, Microsoft and Amazon opening divisions here, as well as creative organisations such as Collusion and our very own StoryLab Research Institute. Thanks to our links with such companies, you’ll follow briefs and challenges that come straight from industry, and get ongoing support to find placements and work experience. You can also take an optional placement year.
As a BA (Hons) Digital Media Production student at ARU, you’ll develop your digital design and visual communication skills. Our teaching staff and technicians will help you explore, and keep up to date with new industry developments, in areas such as interactive design and animation; video production; digital photography; web design; mobile apps; sound design; physical computing; user experience and interfaces; motion graphics; Virtual Reality; 360 film-making and other technologies.
In 2021, our secondnd year students worked on a live project with the Portuguese denim brand Heavy Jeans. The primary focus of the project was to design a collection of sustainable products for their spring/summer 2022 campaign. Heavy Jeans has kindly dedicated space on their website to promote the project. You can also see some of the work in the carousel below.
Throughout your course you’ll have the chance to work on collaborative projects. This is a great way to develop highly sought-after transferable skills such as team working, project planning, digital portfolio creation and marketing. These are among the skills highlighted by Microsoft as the 'future of work'.
At the end of your Digital Media Production degree, you’ll showcase your work in our Degree Show, which is attended every year by industry professionals and recruitment agencies. You can see work by our 2020 graduating students on our PRESENT showcase site.
Our Art and Design courses ranked 8th in the UK for 'Satisfied with Course' and 3rd for 'Satisfied with Teaching' in The Guardian University Guide 2020.
Take a look at our Digital Media Production BA (Hons) students' latest work.
BA (Hons) Digital Media Production student Manon talks about her experiences on the course.
Take a look at our Digital Media Production BA (Hons) students' work.
Abbie worked on an interactive illustration project for Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
A video by BA (Hons) Digital Media graduating student Jayden Nelson for his Major Project at Cambridge School of Art.
For his Major Project Lourenco's film focused on SEEDS, a non-profit environmental organisation based in Iceland.
Created by Lauren Rouse during Year 2 of her degree course.
Weslly Chagas-Coutinho demonstrates how to create a cinemagraph using Final Cut Pro.
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As a Digital Media Production student at ARU you’ll have use of:
Our team of technical officers will be on hand to offer training and support.
All our facilities at Cambridge School of Art are open to you as a Digital Media Production student, including:
Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.
Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Digital Media
Lecturer, Digital Media
By completing our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production course you'll be prepared for roles including digital media design, web design, social media analysis, content writing, videography, motion graphic art and interactive design. But you’ll also be ready for near-future careers such as digital culture commentator or designer. You might even invent your own new role in this exciting cultural landscape.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities for you to learn through work-based projects, internships and placements.
Our links with major companies in Cambridge – such as Sookio, Brandanonymous, Frontier and Jagex – allow you to engage with live briefs and competitions, enhance your portfolio and get experience of working life.
We also work closely with local arts organisations and practitioners, including Collusion Arts Organisation and future storytelling research group StoryLab. This will give you opportunities to engage with Interactive Arts practitioners. Both Collusion and StoryLab contribute and support projects throughout the course.
What’s more, our employability advisers run workshops, seminars, networking events, portfolio reviews and design challenges. They'll also help you find placements and work experience, so that you can graduate with the creative skills and confidence to succeed.
Lauren Rouse, a graduating student from our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production course, was recently featured in an article by The Times.Read more about Lauren's work with The Times
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You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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