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Digital Media Concepts and Applications

19 days
1500 GBP/full
1500 GBP/full
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This Digital Media Concepts and Applications module from University of Sussex offers the grounding into digital media of computer science and will interest students looking for an insight into digital multimedia production and distribution.


About this Course:

You will be introduced to the technical principles and fundamental concepts of digital media. This will include human visual and aural perception, pixel-based and vector graphics, graphics formats, networked multimedia, web development concepts, digital video, mobile-based digital media and digital audio concepts including compression.

You will develop core practical skills and theory, by exploring the challenges with digital video, mobile-based media, and through interactive lab sessions, you will develop your understanding of building code-driven webpages using html, CSS, JavaScript.

This Digital Media Concepts and Applications module from University of Sussex will provide you with a theoretical understanding of the capture, display, storage and transmission of digital multimedia and introduce the technical principles and hardware underlying these concepts. You will put this theory into motion when in the labs, with access to Double Screen Computers and high-spec software to enable you to synthesise multimedia and web-based content.

The Department of Informatics plays a major role in interdisciplinary research centres at University of Sussex, including the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), the Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS), the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science (SCSS) and Sussex Neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the principles behind the human perception of media such as colour and sound and how perception relates to the capture, display, storage and transmission of this media
  • Recognise the wider issues involved with multimedia production and distribution
  • Identify and summarise the technological basis of the capture, display, storage and transmission of sound, video, image and graphical based multimedia
  • Synthesise multimedia and web-based content.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 days

Start dates & application deadlines


15 alternative credits
  • Contact hours: 40 hours 
  • 15 Sussex Credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should be currently studying at university when applying for the Summer School, however you don’t need to have completed a full year of study. 

  • We require students to have a minimum of 2.8 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.
  • You’ll be asked to provide evidence of qualifications with your application. We assess each application individually and may contact you to request further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
  • National

    1500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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