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Digital Arts

University Centre Peterborough

UCAS Code: DARB | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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A levels required; 2 A levels and 1 AS level in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or 30 credits Merit at Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

The core Digital Arts course is an industry driven three-year degree which provides a route into the digital and creative industries. The course is aimed at students with creative talents who are seeking to develop professional-standard skills to work in the creative and digital sectors. The digital and creative sectors have been identified as growing both regionally and nationally. We will provide you with the skills and support to launch your career as a creative practitioner in one of the many occupations available in the creative and digital industries.

On the course you will be introduced to the basic principles of graphic design, animation, and photography as well as learning new design technologies like mobile app and computer games design. You will learn about the central debates and discourses that inform contemporary digital art and design and understand the industry in which you will work. You will learn to critically appraise your own work and the work of others, in a constructive and productive way.

You will have the opportunity to do a 120 hour / three-week work placement with a design agency, media organisation or work on an industry commission. You will learn to work creatively, and problem solve in a group in ‘live’ projects and real-world briefs. Your undergraduate major project will enable you to showcase your talents and exhibit your work to the public and sector professionals.

Throughout the course you will be supported in developing your professional profile and your entrepreneurial skills to ensure a smooth transition to professional employment. All students completing the course will have a portfolio of digital work in the form of a website show to prospective employers and you will have multiple opportunities on the course to develop your network of professional contacts.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
Digital Asset Development (30 credits)
Photography (15 credits)
Digital Animation (15 credits)
Critical Theory in Art and Media (15 credits)
Graphic Design (15 credits)
Introduction to the Creative Industries (15 credits)
Web Design and Authoring (15 credits)

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
Computer Games Design (30 credits)
Critical Practices of Art and Media (15 credits)
App Design (15 credits)
Integrated Advertising (30 credits)
Professional Practice and Development (30 credits) - with 120 hour work placement

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
Undergraduate Major Project (60 credits)
Developing Ethical & Professional Skills (15 credits)
Plus 45 credits of optional modules dependant on pathway
Digital Visual Effects & Post-Production (30 credits)
Enhanced Integrated Practice (30 credits)
Commercial Photography (15 credits)
Professional Futures(15 credits)

If it is unviable to run an optional module due to student demand, an alternative module will be offered.
A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours which includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours which includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

Assessment methods

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
100% Coursework

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
75% Coursework
25% Placement

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
50% Coursework
50% Major Project.

Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your credit scores from all three levels
70%+ First
60-69% 2:1
50-59% 2:2
40-49% Third

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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EU
£8,000
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Northern Ireland
£8,000
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Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

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Course location:

University Centre Peterborough

Department:

University Centre Peterborough Campus

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