Why study this course?
Our Digital Media (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is the ideal choice if you’d like to study at undergraduate level but don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year course. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the standard course.
The course has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) to equip you with fundamental study skills within the context of digital media and communications. In the final three year of your degree, teaching will be focused on preparing you for a career within the digital media sector.
More about this course
On our practically-oriented Digital Media (including foundation year) BA (Hons) course you’ll develop skills in functions relating to digital media, such as marketing, design and production.
We place emphasis on providing students with exceptional support to help them settle into university, excel academically and become competitive in the job market. You’ll not only receive support from your tutors but also be able to take advantage of workshops designed to improve your study and future career skills. There will also be opportunities to get involved with extracurricular activities and join societies, which will help you make the most of your university experience and gain a range of transferable skills.
During the foundation year you’ll be introduced to a range of cultural and contextual practices within creative practice and digital media fields. You’ll focus on developing the ability to ask questions, analyse arguments, think independently and reach conclusions relating to art, design and media. The modules will also introduce you to different formats common across creative practices, providing you with the techniques and methods that will be necessary in the production, management and evaluation of digital media.
In the subsequent three years of your study you’ll join students on the standard course. You can learn more about what you’ll study during the final three year by visiting our Digital Media BA (Hons) course page. If, by the end of your foundation year, you’d like to change your degree specialism there will be flexibility for you to do this.
You can get a taste for life at our School of Computing and Digital Media by taking a look at our showcase of recent student work.
Where this course can take you
This course is designed to help you develop a range of skills specific to careers within digital media, as well as transferable skills that are vital in every workplace.
After graduation you’ll be equipped to start a career in the following fields:
- multimedia production
- game and web design
- social media
- web content management
- video post-production
- project management.
What is a degree with a foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.