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Study multimedia abroad

An in-depth guide to studying multimedia as an international student.

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Multimedia degrees abroad

Multimedia is a diverse subject that covers the use of a wide range of methods of producing things like art and media. As a multimedia student, you’ll learn how to create engaging and cutting-edge content using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art software.

Depending on which areas you choose to focus on, you’ll get the chance to develop skills in video editing and production, web design and development, programming, and photography. You will also explore how our relationship with media and technology has evolved, and how it will change in the future.

As an international student studying multimedia abroad, you’ll put yourself in a great position to pursue a range of exciting opportunities after graduation. You’ll get to see and experience first-hand how different media technologies and channels are handled around the world, giving you a unique perspective on the subject.

Multimedia program structure

You can study a multimedia degree at a range of levels including undergraduate and postgraduate. At undergraduate level, foundation or diploma degrees are available, which usually last a year. These programs are ideal if you need extra qualifications to get onto a bachelor’s program, or if you’re looking to start entry-level employment in a multimedia career.

At the bachelor’s level, most multimedia programs are available as a BA qualification, but some offer a BSc qualification. This will usually depend on the precise focus and make-up of the program, for example, a design focussed course may be offered as a BSc.

Bachelor’s programs usually last three or four years of full-time study. If you choose to study in the US, you’ll study over four years and have the opportunity to learn a range of subjects before declaring your major in multimedia.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you can choose to study a master’s program. These are designed to further develop your skills and knowledge, often in a more specific area than your bachelor’s. A master’s program usually takes one or two years to complete, and you will be expected to do more independent research.

Multimedia programs cover a diverse range of topics and skills, so you can expect to learn through a variety of methods including lectures, workshops, seminars, and practical sessions. Assessment will vary for each module you take, but you’ll likely face project work, essays, exams, and often a portfolio of your work.

The programs structure and content will vary a lot depending on the exact title of your multimedia program, but here are some common modules most courses will cover:

  • Digital content creation
  • Graphic design
  • Web development
  • Media, journalism, and society
  • Media law
  • Communication research methods
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Digital and internet policy

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Multimedia study abroad programs

Multimedia undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in multimedia

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    Journalism and Mass Communication (Multimedia Production) - BSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,929 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Animation and Interactive Media - BDes RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,520 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Applied Multimedia - BA University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,805 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,120 EUR

    Start date
    February, June, September
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    Art - Animation & Multimedia - BA/BFA William Paterson University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,768 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,768 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Commercial Multimedia: Photography - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in multimedia

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    Digital Gaming and Interactive Media - AAS-T Lake Washington Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,635 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,635 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, July
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    Graphic & Multimedia Design - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    Multimedia/Web Design - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in multimedia

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    Communication Design: Interactive Media - UGDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,216 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,045 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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    Multimedia Design - APN Business Academy Aarhus, Denmark

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,000 EUR

    Start date
    August
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    Web Design and Interactive Media - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,308 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in multimedia

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    Multimedia - Cert St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Multimedia Arts Core - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Multimedia Design and Development - Cert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Multimedia graduate programs

Master's in multimedia

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    Digital Art and Design: Interactive Multimedia Design - MA University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,210 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,930 EUR

    Start date
    February, June, September
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    Interactive Media - MSc University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    1,723 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 1,454 EUR

    Start date
    October
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    MBA: Concentration in Digital Communications and Multimedia - MBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,050 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,050 USD

    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Multimedia Journalism - MA Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Multimedia Public Relations - MA Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,085 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in multimedia

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    Interactive Media Development - 3D Visualization - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,277 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,626 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in multimedia

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    Interactive Media Management - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,176 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,013 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Interactive Media Management - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,201 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Interactive Media Specialist - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,277 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,626 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future multimedia careers

Multimedia skills are in demand in almost all sectors and businesses. Skilled content creators and communicators can find work in a range of fields and professions, but some of the most common roles for multimedia graduates include:

  • Digital content producer
  • Marketing content creator
  • Online journalist
  • Web designer
  • UX designer
  • Social media manager
  • Project manager

To help you work out which career path is right for you, make use of any work placements your program offers. Getting real-world experience of a role is the best way to see if it’s the right fit for you.