BSc (Hons) Digital Media

This page gives you information directly relevant to your course.

Digital Media can be considered the 'glue' that draws together all elements of digital world - video, animation, music, games, networks, platforms and the programs and languages used to create cohesive applications.

If you want to see the 'sales pitch' for the course, have a look at the info on the corporate site.

Overview of the Course

The BSc Digital Media course is described in detail in the Programme Specification Document.

The Unit Web Search can be used to view the full course structure and detailed unit descriptors for all units on BSc Digital Media. You must search for courses only using course code C1515S and make sure you select the current year. It is well worth looking to show you what you will study as well as what you have studied so you can see the common threads within the course.

The Course Leader is Mr Kevin Curtis.

Unit Delivery

Most of your units will be delivered using lectures and workshops:

  • Lectures - set the scene for a topic, the key points and what you will need to understand. Have a notepad and be prepared to ask questions if something needs clarification (you won't be the only one so don't be shy!)
  • Workshops are about practical application, or development of skills in the particular topic, so you might be learning some code, or researching usability tools for example. Usually these are in smaller groups (around 20) and will have a lecturer supporting you through the activity and giving you feedback.
It is crucial that you engage fully with all learning activities to know what you are learning and then being able to apply it - you only really learn from experience...i.e. DOING IT!
 
Feedback and Assessment

Throughout your units you will be given feedback on your progress- this may be simple verbal feedback in a workshop, an online (moodle) test, a specific activity that gets written feedback, or indeed the assessments for each unit will provide valuable feedback.

Your lecturers will try to make sure the feedback and advice you are given is useful, so please make sure you take note of it and use it to improve.

Your assessments will vary, but this is a practical course, so most units require an artefact of some kind, and usually a report/essay (to help your written communication skills), a presentation (to test your verbal communication skills) or an exam (to test specific knowledge).

The key element that will ensure your success in the degree is YOU! We will signpost your way, and help you along the way, but your success will depend on how hard you work to develop your skills.  

Projects

Your 3rd year project is very important - it can be your showcase ready to take to prospective employers as well as your opportunity to specialise and develop your skills in a particular area, so make sure you choose your topic well. If you are unsure make sure you talk to your lecturers or Course Leader. 

We also have projects coming up with high profile external partners like the Navy, the FA, the Olympics, and Waterloo 200.

Useful Web Resources

This site (etCeTera) has lots of important info for you about your studies, so make sure you have a look around and get a feel for what is here. 

The following is a list of web resources that may be useful for you - if you have any suggestions to add to the list, then let me know:

Mr Kevin Curtis - Course Leader

Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries
Department: Creative Technologies
Position: Course Leader

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 5466
Email: kevin.curtis@port.ac.uk
Address: Room EL2.08 Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DJ