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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Digital Design

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Course summary

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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. 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. 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. 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 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 deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeH6W2
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject and A levels grade BB
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD in any subject
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in any subject and A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in any subject and A levels grade BB
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject and A levels grade BB

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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 £19280* 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