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Digital Media Design BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Full or Part-time

Digital Media Comp

Course outline

The course has a strong focus on business and enterprise and will lay the foundations for your career. 

You’ll develop business skills such as pitching creative ideas and sourcing funding opportunities, and produce material of a professional standard that demonstrates your ability to succeed in a fast-paced dynamic industry. 

Project work takes place on an individual basis, and culminates in an independent assignment for an end of year show.

Practical production elements are delivered during seminars, with access to superb workshop facilities and technical support.

The course has strong links with the UK’s creative industry that generates live briefs. 

You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one area of production including:

  • 3D
  • graphics
  • web technologies
  • digital imaging
  • post-production 
  • video production
  • radio production
  • animation
  • digital journalism
  • photography

This course is delivered through a comprehensive lecture programme, skills workshops, studio seminars, individual and group critique, and one-to-one tutorials.

Modules include:

  • dissertation
  • professional practice
  • production specialist skills
  • independent study
  • final presentation

You’ll showcase your work in a professional and public exhibition. 

Industry professionals act as mentors on live projects and you will meet guest speakers as a regular feature of the course. 

You can view the full Course Specification here.

Next steps

Entry onto this course is via UCAS
Course code: W214
Institution code: N30

Entry onto the part-time course is via the College, you can contact the College on (0115) 9100 100 for an application form or download an application form here.

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Adams Building, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NG


25 September 2018 - 28 June 2019

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


Adams Building, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NG


25 September 2018 - 26 June 2020

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


Digital Media Design BA (Hons)


1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

You will need (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a multimedia, graphic design, 3D visualisation, photography, digital journalism, animation or web technologies area:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

We would expect students to be working at Level 2 or above in English Language and Maths.

Mature students with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications in a relevant area are welcome to apply. 

You will be invited to an interview and to submit a portfolio/showreel/sketchbook of evidence in support of your application. 

Teaching & assessment

You’ll be continually assessed through coursework and will also need to submit a written dissertation.


Students have found work locally with broadcasters such as Trent Sound and Mansfield FM, and nationally with Ideal World Television and Portland TV.

Interactive employment has been gained with Boots UK Ltd, Mazuma Mobile and Peppermint Technology.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.


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