Interactive Media Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    13740 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
With the rapid integration of technology into our lives, the need for innovative creative professionals increases daily. This course is designed to furnish you with the development skills required to bridge the gap between people and technology. You will develop skills in industry standard software and be shown established methods for creating engaging and exciting experiences.


This highly technical creative career requires a combination of skills. You'll learn the theories behind interactive design, as well as an understanding of the different types of digital media, such as digital audio, video, 2D animation and 3D visualisation and animation. In terms of technology, you'll learn to use the software packages that are considered standard in the industry, including Flash, Final Cut, After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Motionbuilder and Protools.

Career prospects

New media businesses are proliferating both in the UK and worldwide, as are employment opportunities. With an impressive folio of work created during this course, you could find yourself working in:

  • web design
  • games development
  • sound design
  • digital special effects
  • animation
  • virtual reality
  • responsive environments
  • video production
  • broadcasting.

You may even take on a role in a more mainstream IT company, providing creative input into the interactivity of software and networking systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Development
  • Introduction to Interactive Media
  • Introduction to the Information Profession
  • Digital Imaging
Year 2
  • Sound Theory
  • Introduction to 3D Design
  • Practical Interaction Design
  • Digital Video Development
  • 2D Computer Animation
Year 3
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Animation for Interactive Media
  • Web Design and Development
  • Sound Production
  • Intermediate 3D Design
  • Group Project
Year 4
  • Sound Design
  • Visual Effects Storytelling
  • Advanced 3D Design
  • Media Computing
  • Major Project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Typical year 1
  • SQA Higher
  • BBBC
  • A Level
  • CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • B2, B2, B2, C1 at higher level
  • Higher / A Level Computing or ICT or Design or Art or Music or Photography or Media Studies - preferably a combination.
Typical year 2
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BBC
  • A Level
  • ABB
  • Subjects required
  • Computing or ICT or Design or Art or Music or Photography or Media Studies
  • HNC
  • B in Graded Unit in related subject and attend bridging course arranged by School of Computing
Typical year 3
  • HND
  • B in Graded Units In related subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13740 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • England Wales and Northern Ireland - £9,000


We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa.

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.