This lively and practical course has been designed to equip you with the skills, language and knowledge needed to work at the cutting edge of the digital design industry.
You’ll study core design skills, visual communication and creative processes that can be adopted in the exploration of digital design problems.
Specialist disciplines are developed in studio practice sessions, allowing you the flexibility to choose a specialist focus based on your own design interests.
Current students are working towards specialisms in:
- Game design animation and motion graphics
- User interface (UI)/User experience (UX) design
You will develop your skills and portfolio in these areas using industry standard hardware and software, through projects, competitions and live briefs developed with our industry partners.
- Ideas generation
- User-centered design
- Visual communication
- Specialist studio practice
- Industry studies
- A final major project in your chosen area.
The course may include live briefs, industry visits, field trips and guest speakers.
View the full course specification here.
You can view some of the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.View showcase
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Start: 27th September 2021
Fees / reductions:
Tuition fee: £8,250
The tuition fee is per year.
Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.
Course code: C000346 / Q002098
Digital Design Foundation Degree FdA
You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:
Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.
For creative courses you would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area.
We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.
You may be invited to an interview.
Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.
Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis.
You can expect to pursue a career in specialist areas such as graphic design, animation and games design, web design and interactive multimedia applications.
You could progress to the final stages of a related honours degree or to our BA (Hons) Digital Media Design Top-up Degree, awarded by Nottingham Trent University.
We have links with local, national and international companies who look for graduates to join their organisations.
Our annual end of year show is the ideal opportunity to showcase your work to talent scouts from the industry.
This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.