The Bachelor of Science Honours in Computing with Digital Media (4 Year Abinitio) provides the student with skills and specialist knowledge essential for a career in the digital media content industry. Students gain a practical understanding of how to develop software and digital content, providing the foundation to a career in the vibrant technology sector. There are modules in Object Oriented Programming, Algorithms, Software Engineering, User Interfaces, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Networks, Database Programming and Web Design. Students specialising in digital media, take additional modules in 3D Animation, Media Production (Video and Compositing) and in Motion Graphics. There are a number of dedicated studios for this module including a TV studio and sound recording studios.
A key aspect of the course is work placement which occurs in Semester 5. Students spend a full semester, or equivalent, gaining relevant, real world experience in a workplace environment in third year. This is invaluable in giving the student a sense of how to apply in practice the content from the previous years.
The first three years of the Level 7 and Level 8 programmes are common. Fourth year on the honours course builds on the first three years and includes advanced modules in a range of subjects and includes a final year project. The course also covers specialist digital media modules which include Dynamic Motion Design, Games for Mobile Devices and Emerging Technologies in New Media.
The Computing Department have drawn on a long experience of multimedia and software development to create this specialism in digital media. The course delivers a comprehensive range of integrated content that helps the student build core programming skills, together with a specialist expertise in the rapidly growing field of digital media. As graduates of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Computing with Digital Media, students will be uniquely qualified to work within the software and digital media content development industry.