BA (Hons) Digital Media Production

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Introduction

Design and create innovative, engaging digital multimedia content on our BA (Hons) Digital Media Production degree at Cambridge School of Art.

Abbie's story

Combining my passions at ARU

BA (Hons) Digital Media student Abbie Turner explains how studying at ARU allowed her to combine her passions of drawing, illustration and all things digital, and how she used them to make industry connections on her course.

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.

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Facilities and showcase

Industry-standard equipment

As a Digital Media Production student at ARU you’ll have use of:

  • the full Adobe Creative suite
  • Apple iMacs
  • wide-format printers and scanners
  • photography equipment, including digital cameras and lighting kits
  • video editing suites
  • sound studios
  • film studios
  • VR and 360 cameras.

Our team of technical officers will be on hand to offer training and support.

Studio and workshops

All our facilities at Cambridge School of Art are open to you as a Digital Media Production student, including:

  • a printmaking workshop
  • a 3D workshop
  • a digital photography lab
  • photography studios and darkrooms
  • vintage printmaking presses
  • letterpress machine
  • Mac and PC suites.

Take a closer look

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.

Careers

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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Placement year available

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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