Industries such as computer entertainment, television, film and video production are relying increasingly on computer-generated digital media and virtual content. It is now commonplace to use interactive digital media in anything from teaching environments to games and from websites to engineering design. This involves not only the creation of digital content but its implementation in an interactive environment and its distribution over the numerous networks available in today’s world.
This MSc will enable you to build web-based distributed multimedia applications, computer-generated animations and interactive virtual environments, emphasising the need to adopt a human-centred approach.
The degree is supported by the Media Technology Laboratory, which provides state-of-the-art digital facilities, software development tools, multimedia content creation tools, studio facilities and professional video-editing systems. The Laboratory enables you to undertake practical work assignments using facilities that you would find in the modern digital media industry.
You are assessed by coursework, group projects, essays, software projects, programming projects and a 12,000-word dissertation.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: 3D Animation • 3D Modelling and Rendering • Human-Computer Interaction • Object-Oriented Programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering).
Spring term: Interactive 3D Programming • Multimedia Design and Applications • Web 3D Applications. You also choose one option from Generative Creativity • Live Video Production • Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments.
Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, which should usually be based on a multimedia programming project.
The part-time structure for each course is as follows:
Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.
Year 2: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.
The University of Sussex
aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/