Digital Media Design Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS

Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

Digital Media Design Top-up

Course summary

If you already have (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation Degree (FDA) in a relevant subject - or equivalent - this course allows you to top-up to a full BA (Honours) degree. This course has a strong focus on business and enterprise and will help lay the foundations for your chosen career. You'll develop business skills such as pitching creative ideas and sourcing funding opportunities, and produce material of a professional standard that demonstrates your ability to succeed in the fast-paced and dynamic digital industries. About the course Project work takes place on an individual basis, and culminates in an independent assignment for an end-of-year show. Practical production elements are delivered during seminars, with access to superb workshop facilities and technical support. The course has strong links with the UKs creative industry that generates live briefs. You will have the opportunity to specialise in one area of production including: -3D -graphics -web technologies -digital imaging -post-production -video production -radio production -film and TV production -animation -digital journalism -photography This course is delivered through a comprehensive lecture programme, skills workshops, studio seminars, individual and group critique, and one-to-one tutorials. Modules include: -professional practice -specialist skills in digital design -independent study -contemporary issues in digital design The course culminates in students showcasing their work in a professional & public exhibition. Industry professionals act as mentors on live projects and students meet guest speakers as a regular feature of the course. New City Hub campus Our Media department is based at the college's new £58 million City Hub campus at 111 Canal Street, near Nottingham train station. The campus opened in the Spring of 2021 and features state of the art teaching and learning facilities, science and computing laboratories, digital media broadcasting centre, with a restaurant, cafe and performing arts venue. Assessment Assessment is via individual and group assignments, group presentations, research assignments and examinations. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression After the course, you can expect to pursue a career in any area of the communications industry, including traditional journalism platforms as well as social media, search engine optimisation, public relations and a wide range of other digital media opportunities, including teaching. We have extensive links with local, national and international companies who regularly look for graduates to join their organisations . Our annual end-of-year show is an ideal opportunity to showcase your work to talent scouts from the creative industries.


Modules include: Academic research skills; Dissertation; Professional practice; Production specialist skills; Independent study; Final presentation. The course culminates in a professional & public exhibition. Guest speakers from the industry are a regular feature of the course.

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

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE). These qualifications should be in a multimedia, graphic design, 3D visualisation, photography, digital journalism, animation or web technologies area.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.


Applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio/showreel/sketchbook as evidence of their recent work.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application:. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Digital Media Design Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS