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Course summary

Work with our industry and research experienced lecturers on a range of projects to build your skills, making you adaptable and employable. Studying this course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the role digital media and interaction design plays within our lives, exploring how people use and respond to emerging technology and media. You’ll be equipped with adaptable practical and theoretical skills to allow you to design for current and future trends, whether you are creating for screen-based media, interactive experiences or physical computing. During your studies you will be supported to create a portfolio of work, make links with industry and undertake optional work placement or study abroad options. We use industry standard packages in specialist Mac and PC labs. This course has been designed to facilitate advanced entry opportunities for Arts based College Diplomas in areas such as Computer Arts & Design, Visual Design, and Digital Media. Your studies at Edinburgh Napier will prepare you for employment opportunities across a range of fast paced and exciting areas. Some of our recent graduates have found employment as digital designers, motion graphic designers, VFX artists, developers, producers, 3d artists, user experience consultants and virtual reality producers. Please visit our website for full course and module details.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
G455
Institution code:
E59
Campus name:
Merchiston Campus
Campus code:
M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in Computer Arts and Design, Audio Visual Technologies, Art Design & Visual Communication, Computer Art and Design and Interactive Design, Digital Design and Web Development or Animation with B in the graded unit. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication at Higher. A Level - BBB to include at least one of: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication. BTEC Extended Dip DDD in a related subject Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in Computer Arts and Design, Audio Visual Technologies, Computer Art and Design and Interactive Design, Visual Communications (Digital Media), Visual Communications (Animation), 3D Animation with grades B in the SCQF Level 8 graded unit. For HND Visual Communication: User Experience Design OR Digital Design and Development (grades B in the SCQF Level 8 graded unit), applicants would also require Higher grade C in at least one of the following subjects: Design, Art & Design, Music, Photography, Media or Graphic Communication. Those without a relevant Higher may have the opportunity to submit a portfolio. Other HNC/D qualifications may be considered, please contact [email protected] for advice.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15160 Year 1
International £15160 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate
Digital Media and Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS