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Creative Digital Design and Communication BA (Hons) Top-up (subject to validation)

Course Overview

Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy coupled with the very visible language of communication.

The one year Top-up course is designed to refine skills already developed either through the two year Foundation Degree, through experience studying at another institution or prior industry knowledge. Modules are developed with an emphasis on theory and practice, alongside employability skills.

Students who study this programme graduate with the following skills:

  • A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software.
  • A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication.
  • An understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them.
  • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.
  • Develop one's own visual signature, enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs.

Apply for Creative Digital Design and Communication BA (Hons) Top-up (subject to validation) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy coupled with the very visible language of communication.

The one year Top-up course is designed to refine skills already developed either through the two year Foundation Degree, through experience studying at another institution or prior industry knowledge. Modules are developed with an emphasis on theory and practice, alongside employability skills.

Students who study this programme graduate with the following skills:

  • A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software.
  • A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication.
  • An understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them.
  • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.
  • Develop one's own visual signature, enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Teaching takes place within the newly refurbished Arts House building utilising a range of purposebuilt media and design studios.

Assessment is based on 100% course work and is undertaken through continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year.

 

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Given to the broad range of disciplines that are covered, this course is an ideal foundation for progression into a successful career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator or Web Designer in advertising, marketing and creative agencies or into postgraduate study. Progression into employment within the creative industries over the last two academic years has been 100%.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Foundation Degree
  • or an HND
  • or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline.

For the interview, you will be asked to produce a portfolio that must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study.

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800.

The fee for 2022/23 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2022.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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