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Blackpool and the Fylde College

Web Technologies and Digital Media

UCAS Code: I150

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Full Access to HE Diploma in relevant subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer science

Web Technologies and Digital Media are pervasive in our increasingly connected lives, we share photos on Snapchat and Instagram, keep in touch via Facebook, spread sentiments on Twitter and watch videos on YouTube. Promotions for TV and Film include interactive audio/visual experiences, we can scan QR Codes to receive offers, with augmented reality we can see virtual creatures in our own world. These are the products of creative and talented people in the digital and creative industries and you could be part of this exciting and evolving sector. The digital and creative sectors are expected to need 1.2 million new UK jobs by 2022 with the UK Digital Strategy 2017 recognising that investment in this area is increasing, an area of key economic strategic importance. We are the first college in the UK to be accredited to Honours level by the British Computer Society and are continually updating our resources to remain at the cutting edge and industry focused, giving you the best opportunities to take advantage of continued growth in the digital and creative industries and increased demand for designer and developer roles locally, ationally and internationally.

On this programme, you will create beautiful and efficient websites using cutting-edge techniques to display on a range of devices with many of the developments in areas of your own interest to further your creativity. This will include e-commerce sites and using a range of industry appropriate skills. You will capture and produce video projects applying digital postproduction techniques and building interactive video experiences. You will create sophisticated web animations controlled by your own code, develop social network prototypes and browser based applications. Alongside the significant practical content which will develop your portfolio, there is a focus on digital marketing, entrepreneurialism, market research, user experience design (UXD) and consideration of cyber security issues. Our cutting-edge curriculum, high quality resources, friendly and skilled staff and supportive environment will give you the best opportunities to excel in the digital and creative sectors. What could you create?

On successful completion of the FdSc you could top up to a full honours degree with the BSc Web Technologies and Digital Media.

Modules

This programme has specialised modules with foundations set to provide progression in depth within the area of Web Technologies and Digital Media. Therefore, there are no optional modules. Upon completion of the programme, there will be opportunities to take other modules or commercial opportunities on an individual basis; charging and options for these may change annually, so please discuss with Computing.

Assessment methods

We provide regular formative assessment opportunities giving you the chance to submit drafts and practice tasks to gain feedback to improve. We employ digital submission and feedback so that you can refer back to previous assessments to reflect upon progress and build confidence for future assessments. Assessments include a mix of written reports, design documentation, maths quizzes, created assets, source code / web application demos, reflective writing and other methods will be employed in coursework so you have a wide range of skills both academic and practical. Graded assessment submissions are balanced throughout the academic year so
that you can manage their workload effectively. Written exams will include application of theories to given scenarios and analysis of case studies; targeted revision and mock exams will aid you in preparing for these.
The assessments will include development of work which you can use to build a portfolio; this will include a responsive web app in HTML / CSS / JavaScript; development of a rich internet application; an interactive video experience; interactive web animation; and a social network
prototype. The Dissertation will include a development in an area of your own choice which could take advantage of a number of evolving digital media technologies.
Design and development assessments will include open-ended elements so that you can creatively pursue areas of interest.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
EU
£8,750
per year
International
£9,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Blackpool and the Fylde College

Department:

Engineering and Computing

TEF rating:
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