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Nottingham College

Digital Design

UCAS Code: W215

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A Pass grade with a minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 tariff points. Applicants will need the number of UCAS points specified in the details of each course - from: at least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate; 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 applicants would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Mathematics.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Interactive and electronic design

**This is a lively, practical, hands-on course designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to work at the cutting-edge of the fast-moving global digital design industry. Emphasis is placed on creative origination, problem solving and commercial products/processes. This is delivered through studio based, student-centred, responsive teaching & learning, with access to a wide range of digital production facilities. The emphasis is on creativity and experimentation, culminating in the final year with a substantial piece of self-initiated work, complemented by commercially-led briefs and professional practice.**

**About the course**

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

**Modules include:**

- Ideas Generation

- User-Centered Design

- Visual Communication

- Specialist Studio Practice

- Industry Studies

- Final Major Project (in your chosen area)

**Assessment**

Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis. There are no examinations.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2021-22 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and 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 creative industries.

Modules

Year 1 modules include: Graphic design & illustration; Animation and 3D delivery; Web design and delivery; Interactive multimedia applications; Visual culture; Sound and moving image. Year 2 modules include: Professional practice; Critical review; Studio practice; Final major project proposal and research; Final major project resolution.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is through joint projects, industry work experience and individual assessments. There are no examinations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City (Adams)

Department:

Media, Film and Digital Technologies

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