Digital Content Design for Theatre and Live Events BA (Hons)*

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About this course


3 years

Term Start

September 2020

Entry Requirements

UCAS points required 64**

This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

Apply for 2020 entry via UCAS. 

**We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points, if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.

Developed with the industry, this three-year degree will give you the creative skills you need to become a digital content designer. You will also learn to operate media servers, cameras, projectors, control desks, motion capture and virtual reality equipment and green screen technologies.

You will be trained by industry professionals in our new Centre for Digital Production, which includes a new technologies studio and dedicated computer laboratories using the following software:

  • Maya
  • Cinema 4D
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop

You will also be developing your own artistic style through studying the following disciplines:

  • Film and VFX
  • 3D Animation
  • TV
  • Computer Gaming

Why choose this course?

  • Developed with industry partners 
  • Train in our new Digital Production Centre using software including; Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects and Photoshop
  • Study Film and VFX, 3D Animation, TV and Computer Gaming

Employability & Industry

Our graduates will be trained to work as video operators and designers in the theatre and live events industry, where there is currently a skills shortage.

For example you may work in design studios, delivering content for national theatres and opera houses, West End and Broadway productions, live TV events and shows and large concerts and festivals.

Graduate Job roles may include:

  • Digital Content Creators
  • Live Events Professionals
  • Video Designers and Operators
  • Digital Arts Specialists

Fee and Application Information


Mode of Study: Full Time

How to Apply

UK/EU Applicants
Apply for September 2020 entry via UCAS 
Institution application code: R51
Programme Code: W455

International Applicants

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There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad. Please click here for full details.

2019/2020 Fees

UK/EU Students - £9,250
International Students - £18,000

For this course International Students (non UK/EU residents) are eligible to apply for a bursary of £6,000 over three years. Please enquire when you apply. 

Please click here for information about Student Loans and Bursaries.

Course content

Year 1 (Level 4)
You will learn basic 2D and 3D software and design skills as well as learn about motion capture and system design and operation. Project briefs will teach them how to research and integrate cultural knowledge into their design elements.

Year 2 (Level 5)
You will learn advanced design skills and a range of professional skills. You will begin to integrate your design work into a professional context

Year 3 (Level 6)
You will study an aspect of the industry which is relevant to you, develop your own specialist practice and complete a research project.

Related Information

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