Digital Media (BA Hons)

Digital Media

BA (Hons)

Find your passion

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Unique opportunities

Virtual reality theme park ride.

Experience the reality of one the UK's best universities for Media Production.

Student Howard Berry and actor Brian Blessed.

Get a chance to work with the stars. Student Howard Berry interviewed Brian Blessed, Steven Spielberg and more for his documentary.

BT Sportâ??s social media content editor, Leigh Moore.

Meet and learn from respected practitioners such as alumnus Leigh Moore who worked as BT Sport's social media content editor.

Exceptional facilities

The space to explore web technologies, moving images, app development and emergent tech such as VR.

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Learn from the best in the industry

James Dalby

James Dalby

Academic Course Leader in Digital Media

"My background is in film-making and cinematography but in recent years my practice has expanded to include Immersive and 'Extended Reality', including virtual reality and transmedia which I find absolutely fascinating.

It's amazing to see how new media professionals combine so many elements of practice; our course reflects this by bringing traditional communications together with emergent ideas and technologies.

I continue to work in the media industry; my latest feature film was released in 2017 and I am continually working on virtual reality projects. My work always involves current students, which allows me to help students create their own work to award-winning and nationally-recognised standard"

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Course details

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Course outline

In recent years, a new type of media professional has emerged. Multi-skilled and familiar with a range of media platforms, they drive emergent creative industries in new and exciting directions. The Digital Media course provides students who are keen to work in cutting-edge media industries with opportunities to develop a unique set of skills and experiences. You will cover a range of subjects including interactive design, contemporary moving image, web technologies, graphics and animation right from your first year. You will also have opportunities to develop in progressive and emergent fields such as app development and Virtual Reality, with tools including Insta360, GoPro VR, Oculus and HTC Vive.

Our ground-breaking curriculum is built on a platform of employability, and you will be working on projects and pitching to major international clients such as HyperX and Historic England within your first semester! This continues at all levels, giving you opportunities for essential real-world skills and industry contacts. Graduates from the course work at many high-profile media organisations such as the BBC and Jungle Creations, while strong links with industry mean that you will be able to meet and learn from respected practitioners. Guests at the annual media school festival have included YouTube entrepreneurs Yogscast, graduate and founder of Entirety Labs Ross Silcocks, and Nataly Rios from Transmedia pioneers Conducttr.

You can also take part in field trips, such as the annual ‘Music & Media’ trip to a different European city for cross-platform content production, as well as events such as Transmediale in Berlin, Ars Electronica in Linz, and our annual free visit to the London Design Festival.

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Study style

Uniquely to this degree, your first year will give you the ability to experiment with a wide range of different media and skills within a ground-breaking new course structure. Based around emergent concepts such as Google’s ‘Sprint’ Project, the curriculum design itself will help you develop contemporary skills. You will have opportunities to elect specialist pathways of study throughout your three years, and in your final year you will bring everything together in a large self-directed project, plus research projects and a work placement.

Industry links

Our staff are all contemporary practitioners and published in their fields, and have a wealth of contacts and experience within emergent media industries, including high-profile creative agencies, new-media and groundbreaking technology companies, film and production companies and elite sports teams.


  • Digital Agency Creative Professional
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Artist
  • Transmedia Architect
  • Entrepreneur
  • Social Influencer
  • Communications Officer

Study mode

Full-Time or Placement


3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)


Park, Cheltenham

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we make offers following an interview instead of using tariff points.

You will need to have, or be studying for, a NQF level 3 qualification – that's A-level/BTEC/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Once you apply, we will invite you to interview so we can decide whether to make you an offer.

Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.


See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS Codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeP314
BA (Hons) - 4 years placementP315

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