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Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies - MSc

Course Description

About the course

This course provides a unique mix of multimedia and interaction design processes, design of 3D virtual reality and animation media, AV media and effects, and 3D media combined with real and virtual studio and on-location multimedia creation.

It not only focuses on the creative art and design aspects of digital media, but also on the theory and practice of the technical tools and techniques required for creating 3D, interactive real and virtual reality media through the development of design and technology knowledge, understanding and skills.


The MSc programme in Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the design principles and techniques required for the design of combined real and virtual interactive and 3D multimedia, and an appreciation of the current research directions and opportunities that are available in this field of research.

On this course you will:

Develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to the design and creation of combined real, virtual interactive and 3D multimedia and tools, to assist in the creation of combined real and virtual interactive and 3D multimedia.
Develop the ability to design complex combined real and virtual interactive and 3D multimedia creations, and the versatility to apply a variety of different design tools and technologies across a range of different media areas to realise the creation.
Develop creativity and independent learning ability required for continuing professional development, further research, and for acquiring new skills at a high level.
Gain an appreciation of the current research directions and opportunities that are available in this field of research.

Course Content

The course is delivered through a mix of lectures, workshops, self-study and individual and group project work. In lectures, key concepts and ideas are introduced, definitions are stated, results and techniques are explained, and immediate queries are discussed. Workshops and projects are used to foster practical engagement with the taught material.

The dissertation plays a key role in deepening understanding, in developing research and literature review skills, and in applying knowledge and skills gained in the programme to plan, execute, and evaluate a significant investigation into a current problem area related to the design of multimedia artefacts.

Typical Modules

3D Computer Graphics and Motion Capture
Multimedia and Interaction Design
Audio Visual Post Production
3D Film Design and Production
Multimedia Research Directions
Dissertation Project

Special Features

Advanced resources
Our green screen TV studio lab, audio studio and cutting edge design tools are amongst our range of advanced equipment available to students. Design tools used during the course include:

Advanced 3D Technologies – 3D Studio, Vicon Motion Capture, Motion Builder, 3D Stereo Video
Multimedia and Interaction Design – Flash and Action Script
Audio Visual Post Production – AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, Nuke, Logic Studio Pro
3D Film Design and Production – Nuke, Ocular.

State of the art student projects and placements


You will be assessed on practical and written elements of each module.

Visit the Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies - MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

James Blake

1894.jpg There were a number of reasons I chose this MSc: the course content was an exciting combination of digital media disciplines - 3D modeling, interaction design, postproduction and Brunel's reputable name was the initial attraction for me.

Brunel's media facilities are fantastic. They are well resourced with a vast amount of Mac work stations and powerful PCs, which are equipped with industry standard software and access to 4K cameras! I strongly recommend taking a tour around the media facilities. The course requires you to think technically as well as creatively, this helps in problem solving and producing innovative and artistic content.

The teaching staff were excellent; the teaching style and lab sessions worked very well - I've learnt a great deal over the duration of the course.

My MSc dissertation was a collaborative project with ITN Productions. The collaboration mostly involved several meetings of me presenting my initial ideas for my dissertation project, and then continuously refining these, until both parties were happy, to move onto the production phase. My dissertation was titled VFX & postproduction in anti-knife crime advertising. I chose this research area simply because I wish to pursue a career in the VFX and postproduction industry. In addition to this, I wanted to produce something that I'm passionate about, which is using media as a tool for social change.

The MSc course has given me a wider expertise in advanced media technologies, which I believe will set me apart from the competition, and I would recommend this MSc course to those who want to be technically and creatively challenged.

I’m currently employed as a Junior Digital Producer in Digital Production for INK (a global publishing company), whilst I continue to work on my personal film & VFX projects.


PG Academic Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships
The scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel starting from September 2014 and focuses on two key audiences, namely high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study at Brunel. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer this scholarship as a discount of 15% off the tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.Additionally Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG tuition fees for Brunel alumni and Brunel students who take up postgraduate education could receive the '15% graduate discount'.These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.There are exclusions to this offer. Please read the terms and conditions carefully to determine whether you are eligible.

Value of Scholarship(s)

discount 15% of tuition fees


A first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

See website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Multimedia Technology or a related subject. Students from Film TV; Art & Design; Communication or Media Studies that show promise of technical aptitude and students from Engineering, Science including Social and Computer sciences and Information Technology that show design aptitude will also be considered. For international and EU entry requirements please see website View Website

Last Updated

02 June 2017

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