City College Plymouth

BSc (Hons) Interactive Digital Immersion

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Course details

  • Course overview

  • Core modules

    • Digital Soundscaping (CITY3034)

      Music powerfully influences engagement, shaping the verisimilitude of the virtual world, impacting the mindset of the participant by steering emotion and influencing behaviour. Understanding the role of music for immersion and developing competency in specialist digital recording software enables the creation of these soundscapes, which can be more powerful still when integrating 3D sound or Ambisonics.

    • Client Driven Production (CITY3037)

      Freelancing is commonplace across the creative digital sector. Digital creatives might provide developer tools, 3D printed models, virtual walkthroughs, animations, 3D visualisations etc. for various clients. Freelancing allows for the honing of a technical specialism and requires excellent personal and interpersonal communication, as well as adherence to legal and professional expectations.

    • Ethical Immersion (CITY3038)

      Digital Immersive experiences have the potential for profound and impactful outcomes that may positively shape an individual's worldview. A proposed and fully justified immersive experience is likely to secure investment from a funding stream. The developer needs to consider the psychological, philosophical and ethical impact of immersion and base their arguments on stringent academic research.

    • Innovative Digital Implementation (CITY3039)

      This module provides an opportunity for students to synthesise knowledge, understanding and skills to produce an Interactive Digital Immersive experience that has the potential to impact positively on real world problems. It will make use of appropriate digital technical platforms and act as a showpiece promoting the students specialisms.

    Optional modules

    • Environmental Digital Architecture (CITY3035)

      Internal and external environments induce a visceral response and aid spatial awareness necessary for successful navigation. Advanced 3D technical tools and methodologies enable the creation of realistic visualisations and accurate architectural representations via 3D scanning and Photogrammetry, whilst 3D printing enables the transference of these digital models into real world objects.

    • Programming 3D Development Tools (CITY3036)

      Immersive environments are typically realised through utilisation of a games engine. Advanced application of the game engine with higher level programming and creative application of 3D algorithms enables the creation of bespoke tools and systems to generate game play systems with new tools regularly emerging on the market for generating virtual world elements.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from the University of Plymouth, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.
Plymouth students working on a group project