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Digital Media Technology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Digital Media Technology (Hons) course at Kingston University will teach you the specialist skills needed for this highly competitive area. These include fundamentals of media, 2D and 3D computer graphics, introduction to computer programming, motion graphics, UX design, visual effects and much more through the option modules such as digital games creation.


In addition to the formal teaching on the Digital Media Technology (Hons) course at Kingston University, you will also have the opportunity to participate in industry visits in central London - the home of many digital media and creative companies. Also you can join in the games or VR focused activities through our popular inKUbator lab or CAVE labs.

Past students have gone onto work for prestigious companies such as the BBC, Framestore and Double Negative within the creative industries. Some notable successes include visual effects for the blockbuster films such as Avatar, Gravity and Superwoman; others for smaller independent companies which make online content for Games of Thrones. Some enterprising students have even formed their own successful companies.

Careers and progression

Graduates of this course are suited to jobs in the games and media industries, but the core skills learned are also excellent preparation for a wide range of computing careers.

Many of our students have gone on to work for independent and large post production companies and have even started their own media companies. Some of the careers our students have gone on to work in include:

  • Multimedia designer eg. Game of Thrones
  • VFX artist: Compositor or 3D artist eg. Avatar
  • TV: Digital editor or Motion graphics artist eg. BBC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      4 years with foundation or sandwich year
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Computer Generated Imagery
  • Professional Environments 1
  • Programming I Thinking Like a Programmer
  • Digital Motion Graphics and Compositing
  • Multimedia Authoring and Design

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:
  • From A levels: 112 points, General Studies not accepted OR
  • BTEC National: 112 points: Distinction, Merit, Merit OR
  • Access Diploma: Equivalent of 112 UCAS points OR
  • Computing Foundation Year
  • GCSE: candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*– C (or comparable numeric score under the newly  reformed GCSE grading): inc. English Language and Mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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