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