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Blackpool and the Fylde College

Web Technologies and Digital Media (Top Up)

UCAS Code: I190

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer science

Prepare for senior-level IT development positions with this one-year top-up course. The BSc (Hons) Web Technologies and Digital Media picks up where the corresponding Foundation Degree left off, allowing you to extend your skill set and gain coveted British Computer Society accreditation at the same time. An up-to-the-minute and highly vocational curriculum is supported by personalised portfolio building to equip you to advance your career in this rapidly evolving industry. Choose from a range of industry opportunities working for an employer, or capitalise on the entrepreneurial skills this course develops by becoming a self-employed web technologist or digital expert.

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

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England
£7,925
per year
EU
£7,925
per year
International
£8,925
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,925
per year
Scotland
£7,925
per year
Wales
£7,925
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Blackpool and the Fylde College

Department:

Engineering and Computing

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