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Nottingham College

Digital Media Design BA (Hons) Top-up

UCAS Code: W214

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE). These qualifications should be in a multimedia, graphic design, 3D visualisation, photography, digital journalism, animation or web technologies area.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Interactive and electronic design

**If you already have (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation Degree (FDA) in a relevant subject - or equivalent - this course allows you to top-up to a full BA (Honours) degree. This course has a strong focus on business and enterprise and will help lay the foundations for your chosen 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 the fast-paced and dynamic digital industries.**

**About the course**

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 UKs creative industry that generates live briefs.

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

- 3D

- graphics

- web technologies

- digital imaging

- post-production

- video production

- radio production

- film and TV 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

- contemporary issues in digital design

The course culminates in students showcasing their work in a professional & public exhibition. Industry professionals act as mentors on live projects and students meet guest speakers as a regular feature of the course.

**Assessment**

Assessment is via individual and group assignments, group presentations, research assignments and 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**

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 wide range of other digital media opportunities, including teaching. We have extensive 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 creative industries.

Modules

Modules include: Academic research skills; Dissertation; Professional practice; Production specialist skills; Independent study; Final presentation. The course culminates in a professional & public exhibition. Guest speakers from the industry are a regular feature of the course.

Tuition fees

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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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