Digital Media Design at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Learn how to collaborate on the design and promotion of media products — mirroring industry practice and boosting your employability
  • Take advantage of cutting-edge technology such as 3D printers, motion capture software and virtual reality headsets in our fully equipped Digital Design Lab
  • Complete professional commercial work on client-based projects to build your online portfolio throughout your degree
  • Gain experience in diverse sectors such as games design, animation, advertising and photography
If you can see yourself creating the next smash-hit mobile game like Pokémon Go, designing innovative advertising campaigns for leading international brands or interactive, virtual reality experiences for a tech company then this could be the degree for you. In an area that is still inventing itself, you could become a key instigator and shaper of the digital age that we now inhabit. In fact, there has never been a more exciting time to study an area of design and creative technology, and this programme aims to help you explore, challenge and extend your limits, enabling you to achieve the most exciting outcomes possible. Digital Media Design at Winchester focuses predominantly on the practical side of the industry, embracing the latest technologies and techniques. We want to help you become an imaginative and technically astute designer who is comfortable working as part of a team. The three-year course is centred around our gadget-packed, industry-standard Digital Design Studio, which is Adobe certified and offers courses in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and other software. Throughout the programme, students develop the ability to understand the imperatives of designing for the digital media industries in terms of the look, feel, narrative and aesthetic qualities of a digital media product. Year 1 is based around the design and development of websites, apps and games. You complete four-week projects designing and promoting a media product and study core modules in subjects such as Design Principles, Team & Project Planning and Development Projects. In Year 2, you focus on interactive media design and animation, embracing live projects with clients — giving you valuable work experience. You take core courses in Design and Design Practice. In Year 3, you study business practice within the creative digital media industry, and undertake two major projects — one of which is conducted with an industry partner — to develop a dynamic online portfolio to impress future employers. By the end of the programme you are a highly skilled technologist, capable of receiving design ideas to develop and improve through to a finished and accomplished product. Demand for creative technologists to work on websites, apps, games and other digital platforms has never been higher. Our graduates work in highly-rewarding and varied careers, as designers with internet companies, interactive media creators, and in the game design, animation, advertising and photography industries. Others start their own design companies as creative technologists and entrepreneurs.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Digital Media Design at University of Winchester - UCAS