Careers

Here are some of the careers choices you’ll have when you graduate from the School of Digital Media Technology.

BSc Film Production Technology

Students attain a broad range of skills and academic expertise that will ensure they are sought after by employers in the film production industry. Careers paths available to film graduates include factual and fiction production; location technical operations; live audio/video event operations; moving image creation, manipulation and special effects; film and media production/theory teaching; product development, sales and marketing.

Career paths include: film producer,film director, first assistant director, producer, production manager, production assistant*, runner*, editor, camera operator, trainee camera operator*, director of photography, lighting technician, unit manager, location manager, assistant location manager*, production sound mixer, sound assistant*, boom operator, screenwriter, script editor, script reader, film distributor.

BSc Film Production Technology course details


BSc Film Technology and Visual Effects

Graduates will have the skills and expertise to find opportunities in the television, film, computer games and multimedia industries, working in fields such as special effects, film and television production, motion graphics and 3D-modelling and animation.

Career paths include: 3D modeller, computer animator, visual effects artist, visual effect technician, visual effects supervisor/producer, compositor, post-production technician, post-production supervisor, assistant director, production manager, production assistant*, runner*, editor, camera operator, trainee camera operator*, lighting technician, unit manager, location manager, assistant location manager*, production sound mixer, sound assistant*, boom operator.

BSc Film Technology and Visual Effects course details


BSc (Hons) Digital Media Technology

Graduates have successfully entered the media industry sector working both as freelancers and employees within digital media companies.
Recent graduates have secured employment with local digital media companies including Big Button and Gas Street Works. Graduates have pursued careers in web development, interactive content development, media technology consultancy, corporate training and publishing, e-commerce and multimedia marketing.

Career paths include: website designer, website developer, web analyst, usability specialist, Flash developer, Flash ActionScript programmer, SEO specialist, account manager, multimedia developer, IT support, CD-ROM developer.

BSc (Hons) Digital Media Technology course details


BSc Music Technology

Graduates have successfully pursued a variety of careers within the creative sectors. They have gone on to enjoy employment within the recording industry; broadcasting, mixing, production, sound editing, live sound, location recording and dubbing. Careers in the film industry include: education, journalism, sound design, soundtrack creation, special effects, music distribution and promotion within the multimedia sector.

Career paths include: assistant studio engineer*, DSP engineer, music technician (colleagues, schools, HE)*, studios electrician, junior sound engineer*, lecturer, teacher, broadcast systems engineer*, sound designer/media composer*, sound engineer*, junior audio designer (video games), audio dubbing engineer, dubbing editor (TV), maintenance engineer (professional studio/live sound equipment), marketing assistant - major record label, product manager (digital sales) – major record label, audio technician, product developer, technical manager, acoustician*, production assistant, performing arts technician, audio manager (PA company) , audiovisual technician, production technician (theatre).

BSc Music Technology course details

Ben Parker - EMI A graduate from the School of Digital Media Technology has landed his dream job at EMI Production Music.

After attending an undergraduate open day, Ben Parker decided to apply to study BSc (Hons) Music Technology at the University.

After three years of hard work Ben is now working in London as a Junior Promotions Executive at EMI Production Music. He believes that he wouldn't have got the job if it wasn't for the training he received during his degree.


BSc Sound Engineering and Production

This subject is well-respected among the industry and graduates have found positions in a variety of sectors, including live and industry, film and visual media industries, broadcasting, audio product manufacturing, audio journalism, interactive music, digital signal processing, and education.

Career paths include: assistant studio engineer*, DSP engineer, music technician (colleges, schools, HE)*, studios electrician, junior sound engineer *, lecturer, teacher, broadcast systems engineer *, sound designer/media composer *, live sound engineer*, junior audio designer (video games), audio dubbing engineer, dubbing editor (TV), maintenance engineer (professional studio/live sound equipment), marketing assistant – major record label, product manager (digital sales) – major record label, audio technician, product developer, technical manager, acoustician*, production assistant, performing arts technician, audio manager (pa company), audiovisual technician, production technician (theatre).

BSc Sound Engineering and Production course details

* Entry level