University Centre Grimsby

Graphics and Digital Media University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education


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Combining industry standard skills and technical facilities coupled with design methodologies the Foundation Degree in Graphics and Digital Media provides and applicant with the skillset to gain employment or the capability to be able to work independently as a self-employed practitioner.
1. Embed diverse graphic and digital media design principles, technical digital skills and effective contextual and scholarly skills to meet contemporary industry and educational expectations.

2. Provide a creative and professional studio environment that engenders a responsive progressive approach to learning and self-development with realistic design challenges within graphics and digital media.

3. Foster realistic acquisitions of knowledge and understanding specific to both digital media industry standards and educational standards by developing the student’s technical, creative and academic abilities.

4. Focus on an individual achieving outstanding technical, creative, academic and informed creative responses to graphic and digital media applications

5. Further underpin a student’s knowledge and understanding with a teaching team of industry practitioners who actively create rigorous and robust links within the digital media industry both local and further afield.

6. Provide an industry responsive curriculum that provides practical skills in conjunction with the appropriate methods of academic attainment, which promotes an individual’s personal autonomy and critical reflection.

7. Deliver a curriculum that provides students with in depth contextual and aesthetic understanding of digital media, design applications and academic practice that provides the progression opportunities to either employment or advancement within higher education.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4): The focus in the first year is the exploration of skills and methodologies. Building technical skills with digital media applications in order to be confident to apply to practical work is a requisite feature of the first year; these will involve practical workshops with a broad range of software to include image manipulation, digital illustration, video production and 3D design. To compliment these technical skills a thorough grounding of design principles and methodologies will be addressed with appropriately themed projects that enable an investigative and experimental approach to the design process and producing design outcomes. Work related activity during the first year enables the initial integration between own response to design challenges and the needs of clients through live projects.
Year 1 modules include
1. Contextual Studies 1 (Media, Culture and Society)
2. Work Related Professional Practice 1
3. Introduction to Graphic Design Practice
4. Digital Photography, Illustration and Image Development
5. Interactive Video and Motion Graphics
6. 3D Design and Modelling
Year 2 (Level 5): Building upon the first year, the emphasis for the second year is to develop an independent approach to working. Possessing a broad range of skills and understanding at this level, the opportunity with Digital Media Design Projects and the Final Project facilitates an individual response to design briefs that can be developed with own preferred specialism. In order to develop a strong independent approach to the needs of an audience, work related activity addresses this balance between working to a requirement whilst maintaining an independent and personal approach to design requirement.
Year 2 modules include
1. Contextual Studies 2 (Media, Culture and Society)
2. Work Related Professional Practice 2
3. Digital Media Design Projects
4. Final Project Preparation
5. Design for the Internet
6. Final Project (Outcome Production)

Assessment method

Self-assessment/peer assessment critical reviews formal presentations, journals, and written assignments. Formative feedback monitors student progress and summative assessment takes place in reports essay presentation and visual gathering. Developmental files, final drawn and constructed outcomes formal presentation of work, critical reviews and peer review.

How to apply

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

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Course code WS22
Institution code G80
Campus name Scarborough TEC
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

he Institute recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the Institute's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points

96 UCAS points from two A’ Levels, Extended Diploma or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Students are also required to hold English GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above.
• We also welcome applications from people who do not meet the standard entry criteria, but we expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development.
All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work which will include a written report providing analysis and evaluation of a practicing artist or designers in addition to a piece of creative visual practical work produced in response to a set theme that can be submitted as either a drawing, graphic design, digital imaging, video or animation. A judgement will be made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
International £10,500 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

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