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

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. You can study one year full-time or two years part-time. Your lecturers are specialists in developing your skills to progress to your next level - most continue to work in the Creative Industries themselves! You will be taught by academics, practicing professionals and technical demonstrators. Staff are currently working on a range of live briefs within the creative sector and some of whom are educated to Master’s level. 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 designed to allow those who already hold a relevant Level 5 qualification, such as a Foundation Degree or equivalent, 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, which can be completed first, before then topping-up using the BA (Hons) Digital Design and Media course. Work Experience and Industry Placements There is not a mandatory placement component to this course. However, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional readiness whilst studying the Creative Self Promotion module, and take part in work experience or work related activity (e.g. live briefs) within the Creative Industries during this programme. Qualification gained BA (Hons) Digital Design and Media Level 6. The awarding body is the University of Gloucestershire. After the course You could apply to progress onto a Master’s Degree at another University, find employment in the Creative Industry or start your own Creative Business.


You will study a range of modules that will develop your specialist knowledge, skills and professional behaviours. You will undertake a range of modules (including practical assignments, academic writing and employability tasks). These include: Experimental Project 3 (30 Credits) (specialist pathway specific), Creative Project 3 (30 Credits) (specialist pathway specific), Creative Self Promotion (30 Credits), and Dissertation: Creative Major Research Project (30 credits) Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline or in response to student and stakeholder feedback. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about their modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook. The Programme Leader is your Tutor. You will have regular one to one meetings with your Tutor to support you with your personal development planning.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning take place through structured, practical activities and demonstrations in our Studios and Labs, using a variety of resources provided including our industry standard Macs, PC’s, specialist equipment and Adobe Creative Cloud Software. Teaching is delivered in a variety of methods (e.g. tutor-led, student-led). Students are encouraged to manage their own learning, apply their learning in real-world context, develop adaptability and skills for research. Critical thinking, creativity and employability are key drivers of the curriculum. You will develop your skills whilst working on real exciting live briefs. Each semester there will be two days of college led learning a week for the range of modules studied. You will be expected to complete independent study each week outside of these timetabled sessions on a range of tasks. This will vary depending on the requirements of the modules. You will study modules totalling 120 credits at Level 6. For a 30 credit module, there will be around 60 hours of College-led teaching, learning and assessment, and students should expect to put in around 60 hours of independent work on top of this.

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

Typical entry requirement for this programme is a Level 5 qualification in Digital Design and Media or related fields (e.g. Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree or Diploma of Higher Education in a creative related subject). Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview before an offer is made and will be advised of the criteria in advance. Mature students who are aged 21 and over may not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. They may be considered for admission if they possess industry experience and other professional qualifications that are comparable to the standard Level 5 entry requirements. **Required Experience** An understanding of the creative industries and a desire to produce original and innovative outcomes using traditional and digital methods.

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English language requirements

International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing, and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. For more information, please email [email protected].

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7642 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7642 Year 1
Scotland £7642 Year 1
Wales £7642 Year 1

Additional fee information

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