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Our History


The School of Digital Media Technology developed in the early part of the Millennium to offer courses in sound and multimedia technology, film and television production technology.

We were able to take advantage of the then newly-opened Millennium Point to develop a suite of sound and television studios including mix rooms and editing suites.

From the outset, our courses have been focused on the science and technology of media and all our courses are BScs or MScs.


We have expanded our courses to include undergraduate degrees in digital media technology, film technology and visual effects, sound engineering and music technology, and digital broadcast engineering, which we also offer at Masters level.

The School has a rapidly expanding research base focussed on sound and image digital image processing.

Many students take up work-based opportunities such as placements and internships and many staff are active practitioners in their fields. The employability of our students is our major priority.


All of our new students will have access to high quality facilities. This includes the Parkside Mediahouse, which features four new state-of the-art TV studios including a virtual suite, as well as radio studios and editing suites.

The mix rooms and recording studios in Millennium Point have also been refurbished to a high standard, which means our students will have industry-standard equipment for years to come.

Our research and practice-based experience feeds directly into course development, meaning all our degrees present the most current practical and theoretical learning to our students.