Digital Design and Media – Surface Pattern and Textiles (top up) at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS

Yeovil College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Gloucestershire

Digital Design and Media – Surface Pattern and Textiles (top up)

Course summary

Level 6 Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Digital Design and Media (Surface Pattern and Textiles), awarded by the University of Gloucestershire, and regulated by the Office for Students. On this exciting future focussed programme, you will explore and develop the creative, critical, professional, and personal skills needed in the competitive and rapidly changing digital media landscape. The course and methods of study allow you to engage with the contemporary issues and practices which are transforming creative design, production, and consumption. Emphasis can be placed on a medium of your choice and you will be encouraged to work outside of conventional forms, where appropriate, so that you are able to investigate and continually respond to the changing conventions of the sector. You will have the opportunity to develop strong digital creative skills which will make you highly employable. This programme is also ideal for employees who want to develop digital skills for career progression or to change careers. We offer pathways in Digital Media, Digital Graphics, Digital Photography, 3D Design Visualisation, Surface Pattern and Textiles, Concept Art for Games and Film, and Visual Effects for Film and Games. Applicants will select their chosen pathway at the application stage, and will not have the opportunity to switch between pathways once they have commenced their studies. Some of the modules on this course will be studied collaboratively by students on all pathways, whilst other modules will be specific to the specialist pathway you are studying. This course is available on a full-time basis and is taught in-person at our Yeovil College campus. The full-time course is studied over 1 academic year, and students are typically timetabled for two days per week. This course is designed to allow those who already hold a relevant Level 5 qualification, such as a Foundation Degree, to 'top-up' to BA (Hons) level. If you're looking at starting your university-level journey in Digital Design and Media, you would need to look at studying another qualification first. At Yeovil College University Centre, we offer the FdA Digital Design and Media course across seven different specialist pathways; successfully completing this would allow you to then apply to ‘top-up’ to a full BA (Hons) qualification.


You will study a range of modules that will develop your specialist knowledge, skills and professional behaviours. Modules currently offered include: • Experimental Project 3 (30 Credits) (specialist pathway specific) • Creative Project 3 (30 Credits) (specialist pathway specific) • Creative Self Promotion (30 Credits) • Dissertation: Creative Major Research Project (30 credits) Alongside developing a range of subject-specific skills, this course also gives you the opportunity to develop important transferable skills such as critical analysis, academic writing, time management, and communication. Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, in response to student or stakeholder feedback, or as a result of regulatory body requirements. However, no significant changes to modules would be implemented without student consultation and feedback. Enrolled students can always find the most up-to-date information about their modules and who is teaching them in their course handbook.

Assessment method

An assessment schedule, outlining all assessments and deadlines, will be issued to you at the start of each academic year. You will be assessed using a range of methods which will reflect the requirements of the subject, including portfolio coursework, practical projects, written essays, and presentations. The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. For each module you will receive ‘formative’ assessment and feedback from your tutor on the assignment work you are working on. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Feedback will be provided to you in writing, along with information reflecting your performance and recommendations for improvement.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Requirements: Typical entry requirements for this programme are holding a full Level 5 qualification in Digital Design and Media or a related field (e.g. a HND, Foundation Degree, or Diploma of Higher Education in a creative discipline). Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English (or equivalent) is highly desirable. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as of 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Mature students requesting contextual admission are required to provide details of their relevant prior work or study experience, and to also undertake a pre-entry admissions assessment to ensure there is suitable grounds to suggest they are academically ready to begin the programme and there is a reasonable expectation that they will succeed in their studies. Please email [email protected] to find out more. Interviews: As part of the admissions process, applicants who meet the entry criteria for the course will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of staff from the course they are applying to.

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English language requirements

International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component, a grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent), or having recently completed a Level 3 qualification taught and assessed in the English language. For more information, please get in touch via [email protected] or call 01935 845454.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8160* Year 1
Channel Islands £8160* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8160* Year 1
England £8160* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8160* Year 1
Scotland £8160* Year 1
Wales £8160* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please be aware that the fee amounts listed here are subject to an approval decision by the OfS about our Access and Participation Plan. For full information about tuition fees please see the 'YCUC Fees' and 'YCUC HE Fees Policy', both available in the 'Policies and Reports' area of our website. Please also be aware that fees are payable each year of the programme. There are no required additional costs for the programme. Whilst some students may choose to buy their own device with Adobe software this isn't essential. Our technical demonstrator team can provide guidance if you require support with purchasing equipment / materials / resources for the course. Throughout the course there are opportunities to undertake trips and visits to industry exposition events and trade shows. Whilst these are not mandatory, they will enrich the learning experience. Students would be expected to fund their own travel to and from such events.
Digital Design and Media – Surface Pattern and Textiles (top up) at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS