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Digital Design Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

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Course outline

This is a lively, practical, hands-on course designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to work at the cutting edge of the fast-moving digital design industry.

You’ll study a range of essential design topics, including creative origination, problem solving, and customer-focussed design processes.

You will explore these in the context of a subject that interests you: current students are working on projects in Game Design, Animation, Motion Graphics and Web Design.

You’ll gain practical experience of concept generation, concept art, content negotiation, designing the user experience, distribution and publication.

You will develop your skills in these areas using industry standard hardware and software, through projects, competitions and live briefs developed with our industry partners.

Modules may include:

  • Graphic design
  • Sound
  • Character design
  • Environmental design
  • Animation
  • Web applications

You will also study professional practice, visual culture, and a Final Major Project in your chosen area.

The course may also include live briefs, industry visits, field trips and guest speakers.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: W215

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000346 / Q002098


Digital Design Foundation Degree FdA


2 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureat
  • Access to HE Diploma

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.

Teaching & assessment

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.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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