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

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Course outline

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:

  • Branding
  • 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.

Modules include:

  • 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.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: W215
UCAS

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

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Location Date Fees / reductions

Location:

The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Date:

Start: 29th September 2020

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

Qualification

Digital Design Foundation Degree FdA

Duration

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.

Assessment

Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis.

Progression

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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Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands

- 2018/19 National Student Survey

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