48 months
14170 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Incorporating integral study abroad in Year 3, this Digital Media and Interaction Design Global course from Edinburgh Napier University has been developed for the new media professional ready to work in a global industry.

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Studying this Digital Media and Interaction Design Global course from Edinburgh Napier University  will give you a comprehensive understanding of the role digital media and interaction design plays within our lives, exploring how people use and respond to emerging technology and media. You’ll be equipped with adaptable practical and theoretical skills to allow you to design for current and future trends, whether you are creating for screen-based media, interactive experiences or physical computing.

During your studies you will be supported to create a portfolio of work, make links with industry and undertake optional work placement or study abroad options. We use industry standard packages in specialist Mac and PC labs.

Your experience abroad combined with your studies at Edinburgh Napier will prepare you for employment opportunities across a range of fast-paced and exciting areas. Some of our recent graduates have found employment as digital designers, motion graphic designers, VFX artists, developers, producers, 3d artists, user experience consultants and virtual reality producers.

Course details

This course will help you develop a comprehensive knowledge of the technologies involved in the creation and delivery of digital media.

You will gain an appreciation of the theory, application and cultural context for the use and development of new media, giving you confidence to critique and explore new areas as they are developed.

During your studies, you will gain expertise in the use of computer-based authoring tools to create audio, video, 2D and 3D media, as well as exploring physical computing and human computer interaction.

In year three you will undertake the integral study abroad for either one or two trimesters, giving you the chance to explore your skills and diversify your knowledge in a new and exciting environment.

In years three and four you will continue to build your knowledge, choosing a specialist route and focusing your areas of expertise whilst developing own authentic style.

In year four, your independent project will allow you to develop your critical understanding, researching topics at the forefront of interactive and digital media, and culminating in a dissertation and a major media project. You will also focus on portfolio and career development ready for your next steps.


Some of our recent graduates have found employment as:

  • Digital Designers
  • Motion Graphic Designers
  • VFX Artists
  • Developers
  • Producers
  • 3d Artists
  • User Experience Consultants and Designers
  • Virtual Reality Producers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experiencing the Digital City
  • Being Digital
  • Digital Imaging
  • Programming for Interactive Media & Design
  • Producing Digital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard Entry Requirement

  • BBBB

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

  • BBCC

A Level

  • BCC to include one of the following subjects: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication.

Irish Leaving Certificate

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

  • Minimum grades D*D (Distinction*, Distinction) in a related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4
  • Grade 4 in SL English.

European Baccalaureate

  • Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects
  • Grade 6 in English.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. Specific entry requirements by country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250
  • Overseas and EU £14,170

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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