• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This BA in Digital Media Arts at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of digital media production, and with a critical and theoretical grounding in media studies and in the contexts and industries of film, television, and digital media. 


The BA Digital Media Arts programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is the result of a collaboration between the School of Film and Television Arts and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, providing students with practical skills in digital media production and thus enabling them to produce content for the growing array of digital media platforms that constitute such a significant area of our contemporary media experience.

With the curriculum delivered in English and drawing on XJTLU’s international education model, graduates will be well equipped in both language, subject-specific skills and critical abilities to work in local, national and international creative media industries or to progress onto further specialist study.

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


BA Digital Media Arts graduates will be eligible to pursue a professional career in the digital media and creative industries, communications, PR and advertising, national and international broadcast and film production companies, journalism, and internet and online communications.

With a grounding in interactive and multimedia skills and knowledge, students graduating from this programme will be in a strong position to exploit opportunities in the growing sector of app production for mobile platforms, video gaming and internet technology-based businesses.


The programme is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the University of Liverpool.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysing communication
  • Minor production project
  • Visual thinking
  • Introduction to programming in Java
  • Introduction to digital media arts
  • Introduction to databases
  • TV studio production

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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.


Scholarships available range from 10 to 50 percent of tuition for each award, depending upon the specific scholarship programme.

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