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BA (Hons) Media and Immersive Production

Course overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Media and Journalism

Attendance

Full-time, 3 years

Full-time, 4 years

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

This course is subject to validation.

This course will enable you to pursue a range of careers in the creative industries where current and emerging technologies and design concepts are used in the production of innovative, immersive user experiences. The course will introduce you to graphic, animation, video, VR, AR, projections and sensors production techniques. You will learn how to project manage live events for real clients involving research, conceptualisation, planning, design, development and testing of cutting-edge digital experiences for events, including e.g. live entertainment, art and museum installations, exhibition spaces and fashion shows, tourism, training and education and smart city initiatives. You will further learn about methodological and experimental design approaches, including research into cognitive, behavioural, sensory and affecting user experiences. You will reflect critically on design practices and consider wider implications of immersive production on everyday life and the wider community and societal needs.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

P312

UCAS points

Less points?

Course options

Degree + Foundation year

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Placement

Optional placement year available

Learning

You will learn to design for live entertainment, art and museum installations, exhibition spaces and fashion shows, tourist attractions, training and education and smart city initiatives using cutting edge technology

Collaboration

You will work collaboratively on stimulating live project work with real clients

Skills

You will develop important digital skills and creative applications of current and emerging technology and explore the potential of design thinking to affect positive public and community engagement

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Fees and Funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

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Tuition fees
UK
£9,250

You don't need to pay this up front.

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations.  Further information can be found at UKCISA.

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.


Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

Maintenance Loan

Part-time students can access maintenance loans from Student Finance England.

From academic year 2018/19, part-time students can access maintenance loans from Student Finance England.

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation.
Part-time students need to study their courses at a rate of at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course in each academic year.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.


All students will receive
:
Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£2,310

Price per 30 credit module.

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA.

 

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£13,320

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations.  Further information can be found at UKCISA.

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.


Entry Requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.
Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

What you'll learn

  • Use current and emerging digital technologies, including graphic, animation, video, VR, AR, projections and sensors, to create a range of digital user experiences.
  • Research, plan, design and develop cutting edge digital experiences for events including e.g. live entertainment, art and museum installations, exhibition spaces and fashion shows, tourism, training and education and smart city initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with other creatives (e.g. artists, dancers, musicians) to develop and project manage live projects for real clients
  • Develop and test conceptual, methodological and experimental approaches to design
  • Research and develop cognitive, behavioural, sensory and affecting user experiences
  • Reflect critically on design practices and consider wider implications of emerging and immersive technology on everyday life
  • Develop uses of emerging digital technology that support local community and wider societal needs

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Introduction to Live Workflows and Experiential Design (Core)
  • Aesthetics and Technologies 1: Practice as research (Core)
  • Introduction to Digital Media Toolbox: Theories and Practices (Core)
  • Mental Wealth – Professional Life: Agency 1 (Core)
  • Narrative 1: Narrative Fiction (Core)
  • Digital Cultures Live Client Design Brief (Core)
  • Applied Experiential Design and Live Events (Core) 
  • Employment and Enterprise (Core) 
  • Narrative 2: Advanced Narrative (Core) 
  • Mental Wealth – Professional Life: Agency 2 (Core) 
  • Sensory Design in a Production Context (Core) 
  • Developing Ideas and Skills in Immersive Media Design and Technologies (Core) 

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

  • Contemporary Design Practices and Live Event Management (Core)
  • Creative Digital Media Research/Project 1  (Core)
  • Aesthetics and Technologies 2: Professional Practice  (Core)
  • Mental Wealth – Professional Life Agency 3; Freelancing at UEL  (Core)
  • Creative Digital Media Research/Project 2  (Core)
  • Understanding Digital Cultures (Core)

How you'll be assessed

The BA (Hons) Media and Immersive Production degree offers students a compelling opportunity to work on cutting edge immersive design and production projects. In addition to working with staff skilled in immersive technologies (e.g. VR, AR and sensor-based media), students will work on client briefs and be encouraged to intellectually engage in a transformative moment in media technology history. 

How you'll learn

The BA(Hons) Media and Immersive Production curriculum is carefully structured so that each student can progress their practical skillsets and intellectual engagements throughout the degree. There are four main curriculum strands throughout the programme: practical skills, client-based work, design concepts and research. You will be assessed by way of a combination of formative and summative practical coursework (65%) and academic research (35%).

At level 4 you will be introduced to new technologies, working practices, briefs, design concepts, research and theories of immersive media.
At level 5 you will be encouraged to develop on skillsets, manage small projects and plan and engage in research into immersive technology.
At level 6 you will continue to develop skillsets and be further encouraged to work on guided independent practical work, research projects and client briefs.

You will work with dedicated academic staff throughout the programme in lab and classroom-based environments. In level 6 students will be supervised throughout their final projects. In addition to programme specific support, students will also have access to academic support, a dedicated personal tutor and careers advice.

Who will teach on this course

Dr Tony Sampson

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Your future career

Students successfully graduating with a degree in BA (Hons) Media and Immersive Production will gain an extensive, cutting edge skillset suitable for a wide range of careers in the cultural industries and beyond. These opportunities may include freelancing on immersive projects in live entertainment or working on art and museum installations. Work with immersive technologies may also involve setting up exhibition spaces or fashion shows. You might also find work in tourism, training, education and smart city initiative contracts. We aim to ensure that all of our students graduate with a skillset that will enable them to enter into other areas outside of the cultural industries, such IT, education and retail.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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