Digital Media Courses

Try one of our online digital media courses and learn with experts to gain some of the most sought after skills within the industry.

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Study Digital Media online

Digital media is big business these days - revenue in the digital media industry is set to exceed $250 billion by 2025. The video game industry is the market’s largest sector, and is projected to make a whopping $154,630 million this year, which helps demonstrate the way technology is exponentially growing and developing. With one of our digital media courses, you can start exploring this interesting, valuable and incredibly broad industry.

We’ve partnered with some of the world’s leading universities and other educators to bring you a range of courses within digital media where you can try something new or build upon your current skills. These learning opportunities can help you upskill to a new role or develop your professional credentials.

Our courses are 100% online, and you have the freedom and flexibility to study whenever suits you. We offer a range of course types, from free short courses to learning subscriptions. If you subscribe to an ExpertTrack, you can complete a series of in-depth digital media courses and develop your expertise.

Gain Digital Media certifications and CPD

If you’re interested in gaining a professional certification, several of our digital media courses are CPD certified. This can be great for your professional development and help you work towards your career goals.

We also have several digital media ExpertTracks in topics such as UX design fundamentals and strategy. Completing an ExpertTrack allows you to earn a digital certificate that you can share with your professional network once you’ve completed all of the courses. You can also receive a digital certificate when you complete a short course if you choose to upgrade with us.

Build your career in Digital Media

If you want to become a digital media expert, our courses are a great way to learn the necessary skills. There are a wide range of exciting digital media careers to choose from, such as animator, video game developer, web designer and photographer. This list is far from exhaustive, as there are so many opportunities within this industry.

Digital media is an exciting field to work in as there are many paths into the industry, and you’ll find yourself working with people with all different backgrounds. It’s an ever-changing, innovative industry where you’ll keep up to date with the latest developments in technology.

Develop your design skills

Some of the most popular and in-demand skills you can develop in digital media are design skills. Whether you’re interested in web design, video game design or graphic design, we have courses that can help you learn the most fundamental aspects of design.

In our web development courses, you can learn how to use HTML and CSS to build beautiful websites, and in our video game design courses, you’ll understand how to use narrative theory, gameplay design and visual design principles. Through our courses, you might find that you’re most interested in the programming side of design, or you might discover that your biggest strength is your artistic ability.

Your options for studying Digital Media

We have plenty of options available for studying digital media. Our short courses take between two and ten weeks to complete and offer an overview of digital media or a particular topic within it. We also offer a learning subscription called ExpertTracks, where you can subscribe to a series of in-depth courses and build practical expertise. FutureLearn also offers microcredentials in digital media; professional credentials designed for you to build in-demand and emerging career skills.


What is Digital Media?

Digital media is a term that encompasses everything we consume on our phones, televisions, computers and game consoles that try to communicate something to us. Examples of digital media include film, virtual reality, podcasts and video games. As you can see, digital media is a very broad term, and there are all kinds of exciting roles in the industry for creative individuals with an aptitude for technology.

Can I learn Digital Media online?

Since digital media is all about digital content, the best place to learn about it is online. Our digital media courses are completely online and don’t require any in-person teaching, so you’re free to study whenever suits you. You can also learn from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a digital device.

What are the top Digital Media courses?

Our most popular digital media courses include our Explore Animation course, where you’ll earn animation techniques such as stop motion, 2D, CGI and pixilation, our Introduction to Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality course and our Video Game Design and Development course, where you’ll learn how to design a video game character. We also have a fantastic selection of web design and film courses.

Is it difficult to study Digital Media?

There is a lot to learn in the world of digital media, so it might seem challenging at first to grasp all of the concepts. The difficulty will also vastly depend on the area of digital media you’re interested in. However, there are lots of fantastic online resources to help you get started. Our courses are designed by successful digital media professionals who will give you all the best tips and tricks to begin your digital media journey.

How do I start a career in Digital Media?

The best way to start a career in digital media is by teaching yourself the fundamental skills and concepts. Our online courses are a great opportunity to learn the basics before applying for junior digital media jobs and internships, where you’ll be able to continue your professional development. You may also be interested in obtaining a degree related to your chosen profession.

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