East Sussex College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This course offers an exciting and dynamic range of skills development covering both the creative and technical aspects of digital media design. The emphasis is on developing ideas and acquiring skills. You will learn to ﬁnd innovative solutions to complex problems, gain conﬁdence in handling a wide range of software, become effective team workers and creative designers, skilled in presenting yourself and your ideas. You will develop the conceptual, analytical, technical and design skills required by the industry. Attending an international design conference is also offered in both years. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The Digital Media Design FdA introduces you to creative, conceptual and technical aspects of digital media design, covering media as diverse as web and mobile design, animation and motion graphics, interactive design, digital imaging and digital video. This course is designed for people who want to become well qualiﬁed and highly skilled professionals in digital media. WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? You will be introduced to all aspects of digital media design; web and mobile design, animation and motion graphics, interactive design, digital imaging and digital video. The course includes live digital media projects and the opportunity to work in teams and with practising media professionals. There is an opportunity to enter live design competition briefs in each year of the course. WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE? You will achieve a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Digital Media Design, a level 5 qualiﬁcation. Your course provides a realistic platform for entering professional practice, whether working in design agencies or freelancing. At the end of the Foundation Degree, you can apply to progress onto the BA (Hons) Digital Media Design Top Up here at Sussex Downs College, which allows you to convert your FdA into a full BA Honours Degree.
You will be introduced to all aspects of digital media design; web and mobile design, animation and motion graphics, interactive design, digital imaging and digital video. The course includes live digital media projects and the opportunity to work in teams and with practising media professionals. There is an opportunity to enter live design competition briefs in each year of the course.
You will have 5 modules assessed with practical projects and 1 module assessed with an academic essay.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 2 - 120 CAT points Content of completed modules must be able to be mapped across to learning aims/outcomes of this course. Please contact us for further information.
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||If you are a mature student aged 25 or over and fall below the entry requirements, evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work or relevant industry experience will be considered.|
|A level||Satisfactory completion of A Levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Satisfactory completion of a Level 3 course|
|Access to HE Diploma||Satisfactory completion of an Access to HE course|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
East Sussex College
Hastings, East Sussex
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030 3003 9124