Hereford College of Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Digital Content Creation

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Course summary

Skills in digital media and moving image are the most in-demand professional skills you can have right now in the creative industries. This course will give you the foundation you need to thrive either as a freelance content creator, or working with a studio or a brand to bring ideas to life and publish content that has real impact. Using a custom-built £850,000GBP studio at the heart of a specialist arts school you will have the space to develop your ideas, while developing a family of multi-disciplinary skills that will let you create dynamic, exciting, varied content. Live projects and industry briefs will give you real insight into platforms and how to design content with purpose, and an opportunity to build up an industry-ready portfolio while you study. You will be a part of a truly creative campus at HCA. Working alongside other creatives, you will have the chance to collaborate with like-minded specialists from courses like Illustration and Animation, Games Design, and Graphic + Media Design, giving you a chance to experience how contemporary design agencies and brand partnerships work. Graduates on this course will receive a BA (Hons) Digital Content Creation. Career paths include:

  • Content Creator
  • Digital Marketing
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Social Media Influencer
  • Video Production
  • Content Production
  • Social Media Content Producer
  • Content Designer
  • Website Content Editor
  • Media Strategist
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Copywriter
  • Art Director
You will also acquire in-demand skills that are required by businesses outside of the entertainment and content production sectors. Why study Digital Content Creation at HCA: 1 / Get in-demand skills that enable you to go into a variety of roles within the creative industries, or get started as an entrepreneur or freelancer. 2 / Work in a purpose-built studio space with access to a suite of industry-standard software and equipment. 3 / Build up your portfolio in a supportive environment through supervised live briefs and projects.

Modules

From your first day at HCA you will work as a creative, developing your skills and your own voice through a series of projects. You will develop your creative practice, practical skills alongside your critical awareness and theoretical knowledge. You will study a range of modules that build your knowledge and confidence and total 120 credits each year.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
W212
Institution code:
H18
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from international students (including EU/EEA) for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

We will arrange a friendly face-to-face or online interview with the course team following your application.

Portfolio

Applicant will be expected to share a portfolio of their work related to this course. A selection of 20 images showcasing concepts, inspirations, sketches and finished work which can represented in person or digitally via a Powerpoint presentation or PDF document.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

In addition to the degree fees, the nature of creative arts practice means you will need to allow for additional costs, such as the materials you choose to use in your work and for trips to external events & exhibitions. The courses at HCA have been designed to minimise the impact of additional costs; all course leaders have an annual budget with some trips & materials fully funded by the College or heavily subsidised. However, typically, a student will choose to spend an additional £250 in the first year, £375 in the second year and £400 in their final year, depending on nature of their work and materials chosen. We appreciate that not all students will be able to invest the same money in their work, and staff assessing it will not judge work by the cost of materials or resources. The college shop includes many specialist materials at good value and digital equipment can be borrowed from the media stores at no cost to students. Students are offered an optional Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for use outside of college. In the 2022-23 academic year this cost £16.24 per month. NB: Adobe Creative Cloud is provided free to use for any student working within the college. Students on all courses will also have the chance to take part in optional trips that require payments towards their costs. Again, non-attendance will not incur assessment penalties, though trips are designed to help students develop their practice. There is an optional annual cross-course residential trip abroad. In the 2023-24 academic year, the trip was a four-day visit to Paris at a cost to students of £425. This fee included a shared dorm room and all travel costs from Hereford to Paris including Eurostar tickets. **Support Available from Hereford College of Arts** The HCA Cash Bursary: is designed to benefit students who are starting Higher Education for the first time; are ordinarily resident in England; the student must be liable to pay the full £9,000 tuition fee for their course and be from a low-income family (£25,000 a year or less). The student must also be in receipt of the full Higher Education Maintenance Loan. Each cash bursary is £1,000 which students receive in their first year only. **Care Leaver Bursary** Care leavers will be offered free accommodation with City Heart at Station Approach accommodation for their first year only. Care leaver students will be able to stay there until the end of their first year (not over the Summer) and will also receive the Cash Bursary of £1,000. Care leaver students will also receive a Care Leaver Bursary of £1,000 in both their second and third year. Evidence of being a care leaver must be in the form of an original letter showing Care Leaver Status from your local authority. **Partner Colleges Progression Bursary** A Progression Bursary of £500 is available to students from our progression partner colleges*, in their first year only, who have successfully completed a Level 3 or equivalent course within the last 2 academic years and progress on to a degree programme at HCA. *Partner Colleges: Bath College, Belfast Met College, Bourneville, South & City College, Cirencester College, City of Bristol College, Coleg y Cymoedd, Dudley College, Evesham College, Gloucestershire College – ALL Campuses, Gower College, Grantham College, Halesowen College, Heart of Worcestershire College, Hereford College of Arts, Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Hereford Sixth Form College, Malvern Hills College, Newent Sixth Form College, NWRC Derry, NPTC group, Plumpton College, Shrewsbury College, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, Stratford Upon Avon College, Swindon College & Worcester Sixth Form College **Internal Progression Bursary** All students who have studied & successfully completed a Level 3 course within the last two academic years at HCA and progress to undergraduate study at HCA will be eligible to receive a bursary of £500 in their first year.
Digital Content Creation at Hereford College of Arts - UCAS