• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This BA in Digital Media Arts at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is an intense practice-based, technology-driven programme where you will create digital assets for 21st century media consumption. Your practice will include post production, motion design, compositing, coding and visual effects (VFX).


At the BA Digital Media Arts programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University you will be required to be creative, but with an enquiring mind which understands audiences and future media trends. You will learn to negotiate a fast-paced 21st century technological world.

Have you ever wanted to create content for social media platforms? Have you ever had the burning desire to communicate your creative thoughts with a worldwide audience? If you have ever wanted to show off your skills in animation, wow the world through visual effects, or tell creative stories in innovative ways, then this is the programme for you.

This programme is not available on the 2+2 route.


Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for positions such as Motion designer, content creative for Web, post-production editor, 2D/3D animator, concept designer, VFX artist, and digital media entrepreneur.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing Communication
  • Media Production
  • Visual Thinking
  • Introduction to Java Programming
  • Introduction to Digital Media Arts
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to TV Studio Production

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12672 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12672 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

RMB 88,000 per academic year

Living costs for Suzhou

  • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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