Interactive Media Development - BSc Hons (Lancaster University)
Qualification Obtained: BSC (Hons) in Interactive Media Development
The interactive media sector employs over 53,000 people nationally, with a significant amount of opportunities available here in the North West. This highly vocational degree programme prepares you for employment in roles ranging from junior web developer to an administrator of complex websites. It will also aid career development if you’re already working in IT. We have well developed working relationships with a wide range of employers, through which we help and support learners into sustainable employment. The programme’s strong vocational focus and compulsory work experience element put you at an advantage when applying for suitable roles. Entrepreneurial instruction helps you to create your own start-up business.
Course Entry Requirements
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree Interactive Media Development at Blackpool and The Fylde College and achieved a PASS will be considered for this top-up course.
2017 Entry Requirements
A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Interactive Media Development Development at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.
Career Options and Progression
The BSc (Hons) top-up provides opportunities to develop those practical skills acquired on the Foundation Degree, while more advanced theoretical knowledge will equip you to pursue more senior level positions upon graduation. Indeed, another thread embedded in the Honours programme is entrepreneurial skills thus allowing graduates to create start-up businesses should they wish to do so.
Modules and Assessment
The media industry needs a new breed of designer to meet the awesome creative and technical challenges that evolving digital technologies demand. Our course will broaden your mind, giving you an understanding of interactive media from a variety of sources. Throughout it you will use a wide range of industry standard-software and cutting edge technologies in order to develop and test interactive products, while maintaining sound human computer interaction practices. Ultimately, you will graduate with the confidence and skills needed to become a successful practitioner in this fast-paced industry.
Modules of study are:
CMP664 Human Computer Interaction - 20 credits
CMP663 Entrepreneurial Management and Project Control - 20 credits
CMP666 Designing for Social Networks - 20 credits
CMP667 Developing Rich Internet Applications - 20 credits
CMP650 Dissertation - 40 credits
Assessments are mainly practical in nature although there are some exams. Towards the end of the course you will use your knowledge and skills to undertake substantial assignments and produce works that meet the needs of industry-level assignment briefs so as to springboard you into employment or further study.
The assessment breakdown for each module is as follows:
CMP664 Human Computer Interaction - 100% coursework
CMP663 Entrepreneurial Management and Project Control - 70% coursework, 30% Examination exam
CMP666 Designing for Social Networks - 70% Coursework, 30% Practical
CMP667 Developing Rich Internet Applications - 50% Coursework, 50% Practical
CMP650 Dissertation - 100% coursework
Teaching and Learning Methods
Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units incorporating a summative assignment that results in product creation. Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity. The dissertation module encourages the development of independent research and study skills.
Work Placement and Field Trips
There is no work placement included on this course.
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.
You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing.
Resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College.
Regulation and Accreditation
This programme is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Terms and Conditions
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