BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies

MSc  |  Placement Year:   No

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.

Programme description

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.

Key Modules

The programme fully prepares students for work in multimedia companies that develop rich media content. Specific roles graduates are expected to enter include:

  • 3D graphics designers and animators
  • Audio visual pre and post production designers
  • Real and virtual studio designers
  • Games designers and programmers
  • Multimedia learning tool designers
  • Broadcast TV media designers
  • 2nd generation internet media designers
  • 4th generation cellular media designers.

The programme also prepares students to carry out related academic research. A number of students in various disciplines within the College have stayed on to carry out a PhD at Brunel University London. On average, one student of high academic achievement per year is offered a PhD position.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

Module & Subject

3D Computer Graphics and Advanced Animation 

The aim of this module is to cover advanced 3D and associated technologies including generative 3D modelling, real-time graphics, stereoscopy, animation and human movement and machine acquisition techniques. Complex forms will be visualised, simulated and tested on screen. The module will also explore the latest developments in rapid prototyping virtual reality and other forms of visualisation.

Multimedia and Interaction Design

This module will extend your knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of human computer interaction, using multimedia production tools and object based scripting, particularly for producing interactive content. It will provide theoretical and practical knowledge of graphic design, photography and video within the context of interactive multimedia and the state-of-the-art technologies revolving around the various interactive possibilities involved with digital media.

Audio Visual Post Production

This module will develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of post production and compositing to a professional level, with a particular focus on visual post production, but supported by a study of relevant audio post production techniques and principles.

3D Film Design and Production

This module will provide opportunities for students to develop skills in 3D production and post production technologies, including stereoscopic video capture, processing and 3D display. It will also explore more advanced 3D video acquisition and display technologies such as multi view and 3D holoscopic imaging.

Multimedia Research Directions

This module will introduce concepts of different types of research, present methods to identify research topics and formulate approaches, prepare plans for research and provide guidance on performing research experiments and evaluating novel systems and artefacts. Internationally renowned researchers and practitioners in creative media design also feature guest speakers.

Dissertation Project

This module will enable the students to apply the knowledge, skills and design practice acquired throughout the taught programme to research, develop and evaluate into a novel mixed (real and virtual) media product or service as a major dissertation student work.

Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 55% - 65% or 2.75/4 - 3.25/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER