New Media Art

Course details





Start Date

September 2020


BA (Hons)

About the course

Prepare to become a leading creative practitioner with UWS’s BA (Hons) New Media Art programme.

You’ll develop your artistic practices by trying your hand at a range of different creative mediums, including illustration, animation, live media, installations, projection mappings, creative coding and VR.

Over the course of this programme you’ll create a comprehensive portfolio which will showcase your talents and give you a competitive edge when entering the job market.

  • This programme provides entry to one of the fastest growing creative fields which holds plenty of exciting new opportunities for the next generation of artists.
  • With a focus on multi-disciplinary learning, you’ll have access to industry-leading facilities such as art, TV and music studios, computer labs and performance spaces.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points) including English
  • A Levels: CCC (96 UCAS Tariff points) including English
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3H3H3H4 including English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4 subjects at Higher level)
  • SWAP: Access to Humanities (BBB) with Higher English or equivalent

Students will also be required to take part in interviews and portfolio auditions as part of the application process.

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBC (136 UCAS Tariff points) including English plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths
  • A levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including English and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC:
    • Art & Design
    • Computer Arts and Design
    • Contemporary Arts Practice
    • Filmcraft and Animation
    • Photography
    • Visual Communication
    • Digital media for Design and Print
    • Computer Art and Design
    • Sound Production
    • Technical Theatre
    • Technical Theatre and Production Arts
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM

Students will also be required to take part in interviews and portfolio auditions as part of the application process.

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Computer Arts; Visual Communication; Contemporary Arts Practice, or relevant discipline

Students will also be required to take part in interviews and portfolio auditions as part of the application process.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at

Clearing 2020

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