BSc (Hons)

Creative Media Technology

Teaching & Learning

Unlock your creativity in digital media by learning the technical practices and media trends in design and graphics, web and interactivity and professional practice. You will research original ideas, critically review established creative techniques and work towards a portfolio of practical work.

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Enhance your core skills in 3D Modelling, Texturing, Animation, Lighting and Rendering.
Introduction to composition, typography and graphical representation.
An insight into authoring websites, interactive applications and animated ads.
Develop your employability skills and understanding of the working practices of the creative media industries.
Explore the techniques required for recording and manipulation of sound and moving images.
Enhance your core skills in 3D Modelling, Texturing, Animation, Lighting and Rendering.
Introduction to composition, typography and graphical representation.
An insight into authoring websites, interactive applications and animated ads.
Develop your employability skills and understanding of the working practices of the creative media industries.
Explore the techniques required for recording and manipulation of sound and moving images.

What you'll learn

Gain practical experience of producing multimedia content at a professional level. You'll develop an understanding of the motion graphics techniques used in moving image production.
Focus on the creation of successful websites for multiple devices.
Learn how to create products using a design thinking approach, putting the needs and preferences of end users at the centre of the process.
Undertake the production of a substantial group project for a live industry brief. You'll be able to tailor the course to meet your personal goals by selecting a production role that supports your chosen specialism.
Gain practical experience of producing multimedia content at a professional level. You'll develop an understanding of the motion graphics techniques used in moving image production.
Focus on the creation of successful websites for multiple devices.
Learn how to create products using a design thinking approach, putting the needs and preferences of end users at the centre of the process.
Undertake the production of a substantial group project for a live industry brief. You'll be able to tailor the course to meet your personal goals by selecting a production role that supports your chosen specialism.

Option modules may include

Further develop your 3D skills with a particular focus on animation.
Integrating visual design, animation, sound, video and gameplay.
Further develop your 3D skills with a particular focus on animation.
Integrating visual design, animation, sound, video and gameplay.

What you'll learn

Develop your portfolio to impress employers after you graduate.
We will promote the importance of research and development as a vital part of planning to undertake a major creative project.
Learn about the creative process, theory and structure of story-making. Then produce your own story in your own media, whether it’s video, 2D or 3D animation, music or even a printed book.
Develop your portfolio to impress employers after you graduate.
We will promote the importance of research and development as a vital part of planning to undertake a major creative project.
Learn about the creative process, theory and structure of story-making. Then produce your own story in your own media, whether it’s video, 2D or 3D animation, music or even a printed book.

Option modules may include

Use creative thinking to explore video techniques, for both hardware and software, in the development of visual content.
This module will introduce you to the key hardware and software that makes Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) experiences possible. You'll explore the many applications of VR/AR whilst experiencing the thrill and challenge of creating content for this dynamic area of technology.
Take a more technical approach to web site construction, learning how to create a development environment and how to integrate websites with CMS.
Enhance your understanding of an area/areas of teaching and learning in higher education and use creative technologies to develop and create a package of learning materials.
Develop familiarity with commercial photography workflows from concept to completion, with an emphasis on built environment and/or fashion photography.
Learn scriptwriting skills for broadcast, acquiring the ability to provide effective written content for online media.
Create a finished, highly polished product, developing your ability to apply motion to visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.
Use creative thinking to explore video techniques, for both hardware and software, in the development of visual content.
This module will introduce you to the key hardware and software that makes Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) experiences possible. You'll explore the many applications of VR/AR whilst experiencing the thrill and challenge of creating content for this dynamic area of technology.
Take a more technical approach to web site construction, learning how to create a development environment and how to integrate websites with CMS.
Enhance your understanding of an area/areas of teaching and learning in higher education and use creative technologies to develop and create a package of learning materials.
Develop familiarity with commercial photography workflows from concept to completion, with an emphasis on built environment and/or fashion photography.
Learn scriptwriting skills for broadcast, acquiring the ability to provide effective written content for online media.
Create a finished, highly polished product, developing your ability to apply motion to visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.