Delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU); your degree will be taught at Confetti and validated by NTU.
One year, full-time.
Your degree will be delivered over 45 weeks between September to July, with six hours contact per week.
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham.
Entry & admission criteria:
- A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution, in a related subject.
- Non-standard applicants with at least three years' industry experience are also welcome to apply.
- Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard. Eligibility will be determined by means of an interview.
- Applicants who have been taught and assessed in languages other than English should have an English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies (part of Nottingham Trent University) have applied for a student visa sponsor licence extension to be able to accept international students requiring a student visa on to their courses. Sign up to be the first to hear if this course opens to students requiring a student visa.
You'll be invited to an informal interview after you submit your application, to determine your project ideas, your fit with the course, and to discuss your aspirations.
Fees & funding:
For the latest course fees and advice on funding, visit our fees and funding page.
How to apply:
To apply for this course, you will need to complete an application through Nottingham Trent University’s Applicant Portal.
Your application will include a personal statement, and you’ll need to provide a reference. For advice about making a successful application to study this course, visit the NTU pages on how to apply.
If you want to produce cutting-edge, high-end content that reaches a diverse global audience then this Masters degree is for you. It’s at Confetti where you’ll have countless opportunities to develop your skills and build your portfolio, thanks to our industry connections and our very own creative commercial businesses.
As well as getting access to practical experience, the course will cover:
- Undertaking comprehensive research and enquiry to advance your knowledge in digital content production.
- Critically evaluating the potential for innovation in the application of production technologies in the creation of digital content.
- Issues relating to sustainability, ethics and legal frameworks when developing ideas for digital content.
- Strategic approaches to leadership, management, and problem solving when working as part of team creating digital content.
- Investigating emerging markets regarding distribution, online platforms and diverse target audiences showing increased sophistication when interpreting key analytics and audience data.
- The monitoring, evaluation and reflection on audience analytics data, allowing you to respond accordingly by adjusting your digital content both ethically and strategically to increase engagement with intended and non-intended audiences.
- The global impact of social media and the current debates at the forefront of digital content creation.
- Learning techniques of research and enquiry into authentic work-like contexts when creating innovative digital content.
- Developing ethical, diverse, and inclusive digital content for intended and non-intended audiences, demonstrating innovation, change and originality through the application of appropriate technologies.
- Developing resilience and initiative when creating complex digital content through established and emerging production management techniques and problem-solving strategies.
- Different ways of working effectively; in flexible, creative, and independent ways, showing self-discipline, self-direction, critical self-awareness, and reflexivity when working both independently and in teams.
- High level leadership and management skills, through problem solving when creating digital content.
What you'll study
During this module, you will engage in high level research combining critical thinking, practical experimentation and reflection to support your development and deep understanding of appropriate technologies and their application within Digital Content Creation. You will develop complex and thorough planning for a range of diverse and sustainable digital content assets for a defined purpose aimed at both intended and non-intended audiences.
Through exposure to new and emerging technologies prepare for your career as an innovative content creator, collaborating with others to project manage and develop original solutions to technical challenges within the production environment. You will develop mastery working both production and postproduction technology to ensure the digital content you produce has high production values and engages both intended and non-intended audiences.
You will also develop the skills to be able to systematically monitor and evaluate audience analytics and metrics and be able to pivot your content both strategically and ethically.
You will continue to monitor and evaluate your digital online content in relation to audience analytics and metrics and make final strategic and ethical decisions with regards to your digital content strategy. You will then deliver your final product to an audience and gather both qualitative and quantitative data on the reception of your final product and analyse data, and evaluate your impact and contribution to the Digital Content Creation industry.
On this course you'll study in Confetti HQ - our digital media hub, whilst you'll also spend some of your time Metronome and Confetti X.
You’ll have access to:
- 37m2 green screen studio
- 48m2 Motion capture Studio
- 24 seat post-production lab with Dual Screen PC workstations
- 25 seat screening room with Dolby Atmos audio facilities
- Specialist software including Nuke, Mari, Houdini, ZBrush, PF Track & Unreal Engine
- Full Autodesk Suite (Maya, 3DS Max, Mudbox)
- Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop)
- Industry-standard cameras from Sony and Blackmagic
- Wacom Cintiq 13HD touch tablets
- Foley suite
- Production and meeting rooms
- Access to audio post-production equipment
At Confetti, we offer students the chance to ‘Do It For Real’ – get out into real industries and experience working in various roles that take their interest.
Throughout the year, students are invited to attend various talks and events with visiting industry experts.
You'll also take part in Industry Week where you’ll be able to meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the creative industries. Past guests have included the likes of Youtube content creator award-winners, Framestore, Industrial Light and Magic, Stephen Graham and Russell T Davies.
Our Talent Development team work closely with Course Leaders to link students with opportunities across the industry. As a student studying at Confetti, you'll also benefit from its commercial creative businesses.
These include Metronome, our live music and events venue; our esports and live streaming complex, Confetti X; commercial broadcast television channel, Notts TV; and Antenna; a co-working space for the creative industries.
There will be regular opportunities to work with these businesses, whilst Confetti also supports and has connections with local music festivals, creative businesses, and is part of Nottingham Trent University.
Work based learning and industry engagement are at the heart of this course. You will engage with live and technical events run as part of Confetti X and Metronome to produce digital online content working with professionals and students on other Postgraduate pathways to deliver tailor made content.
There will also be multiple opportunities to work alongside both Confetti and Nottingham Trent University and their respective marketing departments to support in the promotion of events throughout the academic year through the creation of bespoke digital online content.
Collaboration and networking with industry professionals through Confetti's multiple industry links within the wider creative technology community will also be an integral part of the course.
The aim is to arm you with the ability to produce engaging content for high street brands, corporate clients, social media influencers or your own channels as a freelancer or start-up.
Graduates will be highly employable and equipped with skills in design, story-telling, video production, editing, communications, and social media asset building. You’ll be able to pursue work in a wide variety of roles including shoot edit filmmaker, media strategist, digital designer, graphic designer, marketing officer, social media influencer, and digital content editor.