Digital Media Design Foundation Degree

Whether you have an interest in digital sound or video, website design, digital image manipulation, digital illustration, motion graphics, animation techniques, or interactive design, this course offers an exciting and dynamic range of skill development covering both the creative and technical aspects of digital media design. The emphasis is on developing ideas and acquiring skills. You will learn to find innovative solutions to complex problems, gain confidence in handling a wide range of software, become effective team workers and creative designers, skilled in presenting yourself and your ideas.  You will develop the conceptual, analytical, technical and design skills required by the industry. The course is Mac based and is operated from two well equipped suites.

Site

Lewes

Level

Level 5

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)

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Courses

Options Course Code Starts Ends Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 2499021 19/09/22 31/05/24 £7995 £7500

What will I study?

Whether you have an interest in digital sound or video, website design, digital image manipulation, digital illustration, motion graphics, animation techniques, or interactive design, this course offers an exciting and dynamic range of skill development covering both the creative and technical aspects of digital media design. The emphasis is on developing ideas and acquiring skills. You will learn to find innovative solutions to complex problems, gain confidence in handling a wide range of software, become effective team workers and creative designers, skilled in presenting yourself and your ideas.  You will develop the conceptual, analytical, technical and design skills required by the industry. The course is Mac based and is operated from two well equipped suites.

At Sussex Down College you can take part in a two-year full time Foundation Degree in Digital media Design. This course is validated by the University of Brighton and gives you the opportunity to complete a third top-up year to achieve a BA Honours Degree in Digital Media Design.  This course introduces you to all aspects of digital media design; web and mobile design, animation and motion graphics, interactive design, digital imaging and digital video.

The course covers general principles of design development, digital media technologies and current applications in electronic communications and audiovisual techniques. The programme includes live digital media projects and the opportunity to work in teams and with practising media professionals. There is an opportunity to enter live design competition briefs in each year of the course. Attending an international design conference is also offered in both years.

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 digital media designer.

How will I be assessed?

You will have 5 modules assessed with practical projects and 1 module assessed with an academic essay.

What qualification will I achieve?

An FdA in Digital Media Design.

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. At the end of the Foundation Degree, you can apply to progress onto the BA (Hons)Digital Media Design Top Up, which allows you to convert your FdA into a BA Honours in a further year of study at Sussex Downs College.

Are there any extra costs?

There will be extra costs towards international trips.

Studying Our Digital Media Design Degrees

Meet our course leader, Tanya Neuss. She’ll tell you more about the degree course, what skills you’ll learn on the course and what opportunities you’ll have once you’ve graduated. You’ll also meet third-year student, Rebecca, who really enjoys developing her skills during client-led briefs.