Edinburgh Napier University Digital Media

Edinburgh Napier University Digital Media

BSc/BSc (Hons)Digital Media

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Learn the core skills in development of digital media encompassing audio, video, animation, 2D/3D graphics and scripting.

Course introduction

Digital Media BSc/BSc (Hons) equips you with the skills and techniques needed for a career in digital media production.

Develop your abilities through understanding, practice and the evaluation of practice. Learn to hone your critical understanding in your specialist areas of study. You’ll be able to study one of two digital media streams: Concept and Production or Interactive Experience.

You’ll create a competitive digital media portfolio using industry standard packages in our Mac and PC-based facilities.

Edinburgh Napier University Digital Media

What you’ll study

This course has been designed for advanced entry with flexible structures and support to ease articulation from college.

Subjects include

Year 1

  • Introduction to being digital
  • Digital Imaging
  • Producing Digital
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Programming for Media and Design
  • Experiencing the Digital City

Year 2

  • Sound Theory
  • Digital Video Development
  • Visual Design for Digital Media
  • 2D Computer Animation
  • Storyboarding
  • Playful Interaction

Year 3

Path A – Concept and Production:

  • Motion Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • 3D Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Design Thinking

Path B – Interactive Experience:

  • Scripting for Interactive Media
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Design Thinking
  • Professional practitioner

Plus module options including:

  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Sound
  • Experiential Design
  • Responsive Environments
  • Cyberpsychology

Year 4

Path A:

  • Honours Project
  • Scripting for Interactive Media
  • Visual Effects Storytelling
  • Portfolio

Path B:

  • Honours Project
  • User experience
  • Portfolio

Options including:

  • Creative computing
  • Start your own business
  • Sound

Work placement

Short-term internships are possible at the end of your second or third year of study.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £13,740 £13,900