Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Digital Design

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Course summary

Our Digital Design BSc degree is a modern, hands-on course that combines digital technology and creative design. It has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to create, design and develop interactive and engaging digital products, services and experiences, and 2D/3D graphical content. You will be introduced to creative technologies and motion design. You’ll learn about UX design and development for the web, digital graphic design and video production. You'll also study digital photography, 3D design and 3D animation. You will then progress to skills in the design and development of more complex digital artefacts for current and future mobile, web and IoT applications involving 3D design and animation, media aesthetics, motion graphics and immersive mixed reality. In your final year, you can choose from modules in digital experiences and creative technology design with additional options in advanced animation and advanced digital graphics and motion design. Professional and transferable skills required for working in the creative digital industries are developed throughout each year of the course. Our modern, industry standard digital media facilities include a green screen and post-production studio, motion capture, sound and photography studios, 4K digital cinema cameras, and a dedicated render farm. You'll have independent access to exclusive PC and Mac computing workshops and benefit from the latest industry standard specialist software for graphic design and image/video editing, 3D animation, digital compositing and rich interactive content creation. There's also the opportunity for you to use our immersive virtual environment laboratory. This includes an immersive dome (planetarium) set up for Brunel by the National Space Centre in Leicester, and is one of only a few in the UK! There are guest lectures covering lots of different digital media topics and the visiting lecturers provide industry insight and advice on how to structure your portfolio and showreels. Speakers include creative and design directors, user experience designers, 3D graphic supervisors, as well as mobile and web developers. Visits are arranged to design agencies, TV and photography studios, and post-production houses. There’s also the opportunity to go to conferences and this is your chance to build networks with key industry experts. In addition, you have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London for trips to exhibitions celebrating the creative industries. The end-of-year highlight is the BrunelDigital degree show hosted on Brunel’s one London campus. Exhibiting your creative work at this event is a great way for you to connect with leading creative technologists and showcase your talent. Brunel’s digital design course is fully accredited and industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries. It carries the ScreenSkills Select quality mark which indicates that it is best suited to prepare you for a career in the screen industries. An added benefit as a student on this ScreenSkills endorsed course, is that you're eligible to apply for a Royal Television Society (RTS) bursary. The course can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The digital media courses at Brunel are the only ScreenSkills-accredited degree programmes in London and the South East. Brunel’s location close to the large concentration of creative industries in and around London means that there are a variety of job opportunities available. Our graduates take up posts as UX and interaction designers, web and mobile designers/developers, 3D graphic artists and designers, digital video editors, post-production engineers, game designers/developers, and digital campaign managers. Many become self-employed, either as freelance designers or by setting up their own companies.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Creativity for Digital Media Design Digital Graphic Design Foundations of Interactive Digital Media Development Introduction to Creative Technologies Introduction to Motion Design Introduction to Professional Practice in the Creative Industries UX Design and Development for the Web Video Production and Digital Photography Year 2 3D Animation 3D Design Applied Media Aesthetics Design Practice for the Creative Industries Experimental Digital Futures Immersive Mixed Reality Design Mobile and Web Apps for IoT Motion Graphics Applications Year 3 Compulsory: Working in the Digital Creative Industries Major Digital Design Project Optional: Advanced 3D Animation Advanced Digital Graphics and Motion Design Designing with Creative Technologies (Artificial Intelligence and Games) Digital Experiences


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H6W2
Institution code:
B84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
69%
Student satisfaction
82%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £20450* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Digital Design at Brunel University London - UCAS