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Creative Digital Design and Communication Foundation Degree (subject to validation)

Course Overview

The Foundation Degree programme has been written as a sustainable progression pathway into routes of employment or further study at Level 6. For students wanting to enter into employment, the programme will prepare them to succeed in a multitude of creative industries with design at the heart of core values and principles. For example, employment opportunities may exist in areas such as Graphic Design, Product Design, Media Production, Animation, Web based design, Illustration and Publishing. For students wanting to progress on to further study at Level 6, the BA (Hons) one year Creative Design and Communication Top-Up programme offered by University Centre Somerset is a natural progression route.

Modules have been written to reflect upon the ever-changing world of design theories and practices with emphasis on Work Based Learning and entrepreneurship vital in developing a student’s confidence and their own personal creative identity. During the programme students will spend time in work placements, transferring the skills they have developed in an academic environment to an industry based one.

With an understanding of the skills required to work successfully within the fast moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who study this programme upon graduation will be equipped 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
  • Have developed a creative identity enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs
  • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.

In addition to our End of the Year Degree Show, students may have the opportunity to fundraise to showcase their work to industry professionals at events such as D&AD in London in July.

Apply for Creative Digital Design and Communication Foundation Degree (subject to validation) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

The Foundation Degree programme has been written as a sustainable progression pathway into routes of employment or further study at Level 6. For students wanting to enter into employment, the programme will prepare them to succeed in a multitude of creative industries with design at the heart of core values and principles. For example, employment opportunities may exist in areas such as Graphic Design, Product Design, Media Production, Animation, Web based design, Illustration and Publishing. For students wanting to progress on to further study at Level 6, the BA (Hons) one year Creative Design and Communication Top-Up programme offered by University Centre Somerset is a natural progression route.

Modules have been written to reflect upon the ever-changing world of design theories and practices with emphasis on Work Based Learning and entrepreneurship vital in developing a student’s confidence and their own personal creative identity. During the programme students will spend time in work placements, transferring the skills they have developed in an academic environment to an industry based one.

With an understanding of the skills required to work successfully within the fast moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who study this programme upon graduation will be equipped 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
  • Have developed a creative identity enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs
  • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.

In addition to our End of the Year Degree Show, students may have the opportunity to fundraise to showcase their work to industry professionals at events such as D&AD in London in July.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

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

Assessment is based on 100% coursework 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

This programme has been developed as a natural progression route to the one-year Creative Design and Communication BA (Hons) Top-up also delivered at University Centre Somerset. 

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • 64 UCAS points
  • or an equivalent vocational qualification (Extended Diploma MPP/Diploma - MM)
  • or a Pre-degree Access Diploma

Students also require GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English or equivalent Level 2 Literacy.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply

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

There may be the opportunity to study our full-time courses on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study

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.

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