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BA (Hons) Digital Media Design Top-Up Degree — Full-time

Course outline

The course has a strong focus on business and enterprise and will lay the foundations for your career.

You’ll develop business skills such as pitching creative ideas and sourcing funding opportunities, and produce material of a professional standard that demonstrates your ability to succeed in a fast-paced dynamic industry.

Project work takes place on an individual basis, and culminates in an independent assignment for an end of year show.

Practical production elements are delivered during seminars, with access to superb workshop facilities and technical support.

The course has strong links with the UK’s creative industry that generates live briefs.

You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one area of production including:

  • 3D
  • Graphics
  • Web technologies
  • Digital imaging
  • Post-production
  • Video production
  • Radio production
  • Animation
  • Digital journalism
  • Photography

This course is delivered through a comprehensive lecture programme, skills workshops, studio seminars, individual and group critique, and one-to-one tutorials.

Modules include:

  • Professional practice
  • Specialist skills in digital design
  • Independent study
  • Final presentation

You’ll showcase your work in a professional and public exhibition. Industry professionals act as mentors on live projects and you will meet guest speakers as a regular feature of the course.

Industry professionals act as mentors on live projects and you will meet guest speakers as a regular feature of the course.

You can view the full Course Specification here.

Nottingham College is proud to have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze Award for high quality student experience and outcomes. You can read more about this on the Office for Students website.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS. Alternatively, if you are interested in applying directly to us, you can choose our fast track application option below.

Fast track application
  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: W214

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 23rd September 2024

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C000333 / Q002085


Digital Media Design BA (Hons)


1 year

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

You should possess or expect to achieve one of the following:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

These qualifications should be in a multimedia, graphic design, 3D visualisation, photography, digital journalism, animation or web technologies area.

You’ll be invited to attend an interview and submit a portfolio/show reel/sketchbook of evidence.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

The course is assessed via individual and group assignments, group presentations, research assignments and examinations. An individual dissertation is an essential part of the course.


After the course, you can expect to pursue a career in any area of the communications industry, including traditional journalism platforms as well as social media, search engine-optimisation, public relations and a range of other digital media jobs.

We have great links with local, national and international companies who regularly look for graduates to join their organisations.

Our annual end of year show is an 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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About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

Learn more about the TEF