Digital Media Design Foundation Degree

Whether you have an interest in Interactive Design, Design for Solutions or Digital Design, this course offers an exciting and dynamic range of skill development covering both the creative and technical aspects of design.

This interdisciplinary degree will enable you to develop the professional skills ready for a broad range of roles within the contemporary design economy. Today's design insustry no longer demands specialists but rather designers who work within many visual fields. The course promotes design learning through establishing an understanding of many creative methods, encouraging your own approach to design thinking and establishing you as an innovator within established areas of design.

Through studio sessions you will continually engage with ethical and theoretical debate around the roles of the designer, as well as practical application across disciplines such as Graphics, 3D Design, Multimedia, Web design, Motion graphics, Illustration and Photography. As students build relationships freely across this broad range of disciplines they will have the opportunities to either engage more within a particular skill or continue to innovate across disciplines. We prepare students to work as part of a team as well as individually, establishing design skills in a market context.

This course is designed for people who want to become well-qualified and highly-skilled professionals in design, so the emphasis is on developing ideas and acquiring an understanding of a range of media. You will learn to find innovative design solutions to briefs, gain confidence in handling a wide range of software, become effective team workers and creative designers, skilled in presenting yourself and your ideas.




Level 5

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)

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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 60391y1 25/09/23 12/06/26 Tbc £7995 £9000

What will I study?

This degree will enable you to develop the professional skills ready for a broad range of roles within the contemporary design industries. You will work on live briefs and explore processes and techniques of many aspects of design including; web and mobile design, digital solutions, content creation, animation and motion graphics, interactive design, digital imaging and digital video, during the three-year degree programme

The course covers general principles of design development, digital technologies and current applications in electronic communications and audio-visual techniques. The programme includes live projects and the opportunity to work in teams and with practicing media professionals. This diagnostic approach has enable students to practice within the field of graphic design, advertising, account handling, art direction, TV production, Illustration, Web design and into companies such as Bodum UK, British Airways, IDEO, Imagination, Pentagram, Rufus Leonard, Wolff Olins, Electric Stage Company.

Throughout the course, you will work on a series of interesting and diverse assignments, which will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle your own projects once you leave, enabling you to compete for work as a designer.

How will I be assessed?

In the first year you will have five modules assessed with practical projects, four projects in year 2 and three projects in the 3rd year which will include an end of year public degree show, as a culmination of your three years of study. In addition there will be one critical study each year, which enables you to explore the language and impact of design in a written manner.

What qualification will I achieve?

A BA (Hons) Design, awarded by the University of East Anglia.

What can I do after completing this course?

This course provides a realistic platform for entering professional practice, whether working in design agencies or freelancing. Alternatively you can apply to do a Master degree in a related subject.

Are there any extra costs?

There will be extra costs towards any trips/visits or materials.