Sussex Downs College

Digital Media Design (Top-up) Sussex Downs College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Brighton

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Course summary

This University of Brighton validated course is the natural progression for graduates of related Foundation Degrees or Higher National Diplomas and responds to the rapidly changing needs of the digital designer. The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical elements, with assessment being mainly of practical outcomes. Each module has a practical and theoretical element that varies year on year depending on new developments in Digital Media, usually consisting of major practical project and a written component, such as a blog. Culture and critical studies is assessed through a written dissertation. This unique course aims to produce informed and skilled practitioners with the knowledge and skills to enter and contribute to the world of digital design. This top up year can be used to convert your FdA or HND into a full BA Honours Digital Media Design Degree. It will develop the skills and knowledge learned on the Foundation Course and because it is a stand alone top up course, your final grade is based on the work completed in this final year.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is a one-year BA (Hons) top-up year for applicants who have successfully completed a two-year HND or foundation degree in digital media design, or another related discipline such as animation, motion graphics or graphic design.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
The course is divided into four units – Cultural and Critical Studies, Digital Media design Practice, Professional Practice and a self-initiated project. Students produce a range of outcomes that include interface design, screen design, time-based media, digital image making and authoring.

WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE?
You will achieve a BA (Hons) in Digital Media Design form the University of Brighton. All higher education courses at Sussex Downs College focus on improving the employment prospects of graduates. Curriculum content is designed to cover the knowledge and practical skills that employers are looking for or to prepare you for self-employment. Students can enter into industry either as freelance designers or work in a range of design companies, or study at post graduate level.

Course details

Modules

The course is divided into four units – Cultural and Critical Studies, Digital Media design Practice, Professional Practice and a self-initiated project. The modules covered allow students to produce a range of outcomes that include interface design, screen design, time-based media, digital image making and authoring. You will develop your skills in professional practice, working with clients, working in teams, and managing projects, to prepare you for employment upon leaving the course. This year of the course is designed to be student focussed and so we allow students a very high degree of freedom in developing their own assignment to follow their chosen specialist pathway. As long as the outcomes are carefully mapped to the module criteria, we will give real flexibility, enabling you to produce your strongest portfolio of work to launch you in to your chosen career pathway.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W214
Institution code S89
Campus name Sussex Downs College (Lewes)
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Foundation degree/HND 240 credits from a foundation degree or HND. Interview and portfolio review.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees for Top-Up Degree students starting in 2018 will be £7500. Our Sussex Downs College means tested bursary can award up to £500 per year. Please see our website for further details on our bursaries and fees: http://www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/colleges/higher-education-college/fees/fee-structure/

Provider information

Visit our website

Sussex Downs College
1 Mountfield Road
Lewes
BN7 2XH


Clearing contact details

Higher Education Clearing Department

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Higher Education Office

030 300 38611


Admissions Enquiries

030 300 38611