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Creating Media for the Future.

Summary

Study Interactive Media at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Interactive Media is a ground-breaking course that delivers graduates who have the production, creative and intellectual skills to undertake and develop careers in the creative digital media. The course centres on creative approaches and responses to new media technologies. This course has a focus on emerging media forms and creative and artistic media practices and offers students training in the latest industry standard software. The course taught through the integration of theory and practice within the dynamic and ever changing landscape of digital and interactive media.

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About this course

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About

The Interactive Media program has a focus on academic, media theory informed practice, with the view that this gives students a palette of not only technical ability but also the critical and analytic skills to create new forms of media practice, suitable to drive the industry forward. With a focus on forward thinking, and futureproofed skills graduates are tooled with a variety of both academic and software practice based attributes.

Throughout the course students have a series of visiting professionals from industry who also run master classes for participants on specific subject knowledge. Outside of the formal taught program students also participate in the Global Game Jam, have organised speed production events and inter-disciplinary Hack Days to help support the local creative industries.

Creative, Live briefs are used from industry partners in modules, and also for additional practice based work for students outside of their taught delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: INTERACTIVE MEDIA has been revalidatied as a BSc (Hons).
The final award will be Interactive Media BSc (Hons)

Attendance

Students are expected to be in attendance during the normal working week. In line with the University’s attendance policy, attendance at all taught sessions is compulsory. In addition, students working on projects and in independent work may be required occasionally to attend for group meetings/seminars in the evenings and at weekends.

Start dates

  • September 2017
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is BCC∆ at A2.

∆ = Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.

BTEC

BTEC Extended Diploma

Overall BTEC Extended Diploma profile requires a minimum of:

DMM award profile to include a minimum of 7 distinctions in level 3 units

BTEC Diploma

The Diploma may be accepted in isolation (the award profile should include a minimum of 9-10 distinctions in level 3 units) or in combination other qualifications. Where an applicant offers a profile of Diploma and an A level then the Diploma should be achieved at the upper end of the standard A level offer profile (i.e. if one A level is offered with a Diploma and our standard A level offer is BCC then we normally ask for a BC equivalent at Diploma and the A level at grade C, see further below).

BB = Distinction, Merit (To include 6 distinctions)

BC = Distinction, Merit (To include 5 distinctions)

BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA

The Subsidiary Diploma may be accepted in combination with A levels. Where A levels are offered as part of a profile then they should be achieved at the upper end of the standard A level offer profile (i.e. if two A levels are offered with a Subsidiary Diploma and our standard A level offer is BBC then we normally ask for BB at A level with the Subsidiary Diploma offer at the appropriate differential to satisfy the A level grade profile (grade C) - see further below).

A* grade = Distinction* (To include 5 distinctions in level 3 units)

A grade = Distinction (To include 4 distinctions in level 3 units )

B grade = Distinction (To include 3 distinctions in level 3 units)

C grade = Merit (To include 5 merits in level 3 units )

D grade = Merit (to include 4 merits in level 3 units)

∆ = Diploma and Sub-Dip applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.

Irish Leaving Certificate

The Irish Leaving Certificate requirement for this course is grades B2B2C1C1C1 at higher level.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is grades

CCCCC∆.

∆ = applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course grades

CDD∆

∆ = applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum of

24 points to include 12 at higher level.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is currently under review with UCAS for 2017 entry. Please refer to the Equivalence of Qualifications for indicative requirement

For GB QAA accredited Higher Education Diploma qualifications the entry requirement is as follows:

Overall pass in a related subject area, achieving merit or distinction in all of the 45 level 3 graded credits (plus English level 2 equivalences where required).

GCSE

Please refer to the University’s general entrance requirements.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

HND

Applicants holding a HND should achieve an overall Merit award (for entry to either Year 1 or Year 2). Only applicants whose HND is deemed to be suitably subject-related/course aligned will be considered for Year 2 entry.

HNC

Applicants holding a HNC with overall Merit award will be considered on an individual basis for Year 1 entry only.

Foundation Degree

Applicants studying on Ulster Foundation Degree courses linked to this programme (or deemed to hold a suitable subject-related award) should achieve an overall pass and a year average of 45% in level 5 modules for entry to Year 2. Applicants from non-linked/non subject-related Foundation Degree courses should achieve an overall average of 45% for Year 1 entry only.

Advanced Entry

The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications. Those applicants seeking entry with advanced standing, (eg. Transfer from another institution) will be considered on an individual basis .

Exemptions and transferability

Those who wish to transfer from other institutions should apply via UCAS and will be assessed on an individual basis.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

Graduates are meeting the increasing global demand
for professionals who create content for interactive media products and services in roles such as:

Web Design

Web Development / Technical Production

Web Analytics

Advertising

Product Management

Product Development

Content Development

Content Marketing

Community Management

Social Media & Social Networking

E-commerce

Digital Editorial / Blogging

Games Design

Digital Marketing

Media Sales

Business Development

Work placement / study abroad

Work Placement:

All students are required to complete no less than 2 weeks work placement throughout hte degree program. Threre are opportunities for longer placement and full year placements. The year long placment generates the extra award of Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP).

Study Abroad:

StudyUSA, Erasmus scheme, International Student Exchange Programme. Students from the program can study a year in a number of different countries including China, America and across Europe. It is advised that students undertake this between years 2 and 3 of the programme. Studying abroad for a year sgnerates the extra award of Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS)

Apply

Applications to full-time undergraduate degrees at Ulster are made through UCAS.

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2017

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

Important notice - fees information Tuition fees shown are for last years entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing and may be subject to an annual increase. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study. Read our Tuition Fees Payment Policy

Northern Ireland & EU:
£3,925.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£6,000.00
International:
£12,890.00

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life. 

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course. 

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees. 

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Mr Adrian Hickey

Course Director of Interactive Media | School of Media, Film and Journalism | Faculty of Arts

E: a.hook@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4479