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BSc in Digital Design

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,202

Course Accredited By

ScreenSkills

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Our Digital Design BSc degree is a modern, hands-on course that combines digital technology and creative design. It has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to create, design and develop interactive and engaging digital products, services and experiences, and 2D/3D graphical content.
  • You will be introduced to creative technologies and motion design. You’ll learn about UX design and development for the web, digital graphic design and video production. You'll also study digital photography, 3D design and 3D animation. You will then progress to skills in the design and development of more complex digital artefacts for current and future mobile, web and IoT applications involving 3D design and animation, media aesthetics, motion graphics and immersive mixed reality. In your final year, you can choose from modules in digital experiences and creative technology design with additional options in advanced animation and advanced digital graphics and motion design.
  • Professional and transferable skills required for working in the creative digital industries are developed throughout each year of the course.
  • Our modern, industry standard digital media facilities include a green screen and post-production studio, motion capture, sound and photography studios, 4K digital cinema cameras, and a dedicated render farm. You'll have independent access to exclusive PC and Mac computing workshops and benefit from the latest industry standard specialist software for graphic design and image/video editing, 3D animation, digital compositing and rich interactive content creation. There's also the opportunity for you to use our immersive virtual environment laboratory. This includes an immersive dome (planetarium) set up for Brunel by the National Space Centre in Leicester, and is one of only a few in the UK! 
  • There are guest lectures covering lots of different digital media topics and the visiting lecturers provide industry insight and advice on how to structure your portfolio and showreels. Speakers include creative and design directors, user experience designers, 3D graphic supervisors, as well as mobile and web developers.
  • Visits are arranged to design agencies, TV and photography studios, and post-production houses. There’s also the opportunity to go to conferences and this is your chance to build networks with key industry experts. In addition, you have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London for trips to exhibitions celebrating the creative industries.
  • The course can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on a digital media placement year, you will have the opportunity of working in the ever-growing creative industries.
  • The end-of-year highlight is the BrunelDigital degree show hosted on Brunel’s one London campus. Exhibiting your creative work at this event is a great way for you to connect with leading creative technologists and showcase your talent.
  • Brunel’s digital design course is fully accredited and industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries. It carries the ScreenSkills Select quality mark which indicates that it is best suited to prepare you for a career in the screen industries. An added benefit as a student on this ScreenSkills endorsed course, is that you're eligible to apply for a Royal Television Society (RTS) bursary.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in in any subject AND an A-Level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject AND A-Levels grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma) with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are also required, to include Maths and English Language.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • From day one, you will start building a strong portfolio of your creative work ready for industry. The course is focused primarily on interactive practical skills supported by subject knowledge, theory, and live project briefs provided by our industry collaborators. In your final year, you will work on your individual major digital design project which could involve the design of a web or mobile app.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • DX1600 - Foundations of Interactive Digital Media Development
  • DX1603 - Introduction to Professional Practice in the Creative Industries
  • DX1604 - Video Production and Digital Photography
  • DX1605 - Introduction to Creative Technologies
  • DX1606 - UX Design and Development for the Web
  • DX1701 - Digital Graphic Design
  • DX1702 - Creativity for Digital Media Design
  • DX1703 - Introduction to Motion Design

Year 2
Compulsory

  • DX2601 - Experimental Digital Futures
  • DX2602 - 3D Animation
  • DX2604 - Applied Media Aesthetics
  • DX2605 - Motion Graphics Applications
  • DX2607 - Immersive Mixed Reality Design
  • DX2608 - 3D Design
  • DX2609 - Design Practice for the Creative Industries
  • DX2610 - Mobile and Web Apps for IoT

Year 3
Compulsory

  • DX3602 - Working in the Digital Creative Industries
  • DX3600 - Major Digital Design Project

Optional

  • DX3603 - Digital Experiences
  • DX3604 - Advanced 3D Animation
  • DX3605 - Advanced Digital Graphics and Motion Design
  • DX3606 - Designing with Creative Technologies (Artificial Intelligence and Games)
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time
  •  £1,385 placement year
  •  Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  •  Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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