On our BA Digital Design, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a creative, professional skillset. This incorporates communication design through typography, images and messaging, craft and digital skills drawing on typography, graphics and user experience/interfaces (UX/UI), as well as the concept of social design: using data as raw material for design, and the ethos of “design for good.” These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of digital design work. This could mean working to a brief, pitching design concepts, collaborating with other industries and engaging in user research, fieldwork and ethnography. You will also graduate with a strong foundation in design methods, meaning that from the initial prototype, you will be able to implement your visual sketches, proposed user journeys and storyboards effectively as a well-rounded digital designer. Innovation and human-design centred, this degree will provide graduates with a strong grounding in design for digital platforms and Extended Reality (XR) environments. This practice-led degree combines industry experience, with fundamentals in digital design including graphic design, animation, and human-computer interaction design. Teaching on this programme emphasises active learning: your studio-based workshops and seminars will be supplemented by lectures, technical demonstrations and open studio sessions where teams will collaborate on projects – all based in our new, state-of-the-art media centre – the Sir David Bell Building. You’ll be set authentic assessment, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of digital design, ensuring that you are fully prepared for life after graduation. Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience in digital design. Across the programme, you will work to brief, build project management skills, and work with external "clients" in the community on live projects, as well as participating in design competitions. You will also be well supported in our School of Arts, as the design provision at Roehampton will draw on existing strengths in computer science, media production and performing arts, meaning that there are fantastic opportunities for collaboration across the School with other courses and teams. By incorporating core visual design skills and technical development skills, our BA Digital Design will help you emerge with an ability to design and develop communications, services and experiences in numerous industries. During your studies you will have access to our digital media centre, one of the newest buildings on campus which is home to state-of-the-art industry-level studio, editing and digital resources. The 2000 metre-square modern building offering excellent facilities, including two newsrooms that replicate real working environments, a film studio with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and extensive resources for sound editing and production, including radio and podcasting. The new facilities were developed with leading specialists to ensure students receive an industry-standard experience. Foundation Year This course is offered as a degree with foundation year - a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree. During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module relevant to your chosen degree subject, such as Communication and Representation Essentials. This will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Digital Design which is essential for success in your degree.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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English language requirements
|with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
|with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
|with no less than 59 in any band
|Cambridge English Advanced
|grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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The University offers a range of scholarships, as well as hardship funding for students who are in need of support. UK scholarships include an Academic Excellence Scholarship, worth up to £3,000, as well as scholarships for students with aptitude in sports and music. Roehampton is also home to Europe’s first esports scholarships, worth £1,500 per year. There are also a range of international scholarships and bursaries.