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Brunel University London

Digital Design

UCAS Code: H6W2

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

to include one of the following creative subjects: Art & Design, Creative Writing, Dance, D&T (inclu Fashion and Textiles or Product Design specialisms), Drama, Theatre, Digital Media and Design, Film Studies, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Music, Moving Image Arts, Performance Studies/Arts, Photography, Technology & Design, Textile Design, 3D Design

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in Art and Design, Media, Computing, Computer Engineering or IT

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

to include M2 in a creative subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

preferably to include 5 at Higher Level in a creative subject

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

to include H3 in a creative subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in a related subject and A level at grade B, to include a creative subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject and A levels grade BB, to include a creative subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in a related subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in a related subject and A level at grade B, to include a creative subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in any subject and A levels grade BB, to include a creative subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in a related subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

to include one of the following creative subjects: Art & Design, Creative Writing, Dance, D&T (inclu Fashion and Textiles or Product Design specialisms), Drama, Theatre, Digital Media and Design, Film Studies, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Music, Moving Image Arts, Performance Studies/Arts, Photography, Technology & Design, Textile Design, 3D Design

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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55%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Interactive and electronic design

Multimedia computing science

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 theory and practical skills to design, develop and manage interactive digital media projects.

You will be introduced to creative digital design and programming for digital media. You’ll learn about web design, design for mobile, and video production, and will study digital photography, digital graphics, 3D design, and 3D animation. You will then progress to mobile and server-side web development. In your final year, you can choose specialist options which include rigging and motion capture, effects animation for VFX, digital experiences, and graphics.

Our modern digital media production facilities include a VFX green screen studio, motion capture, sound and photographic studios, 4K digital cinema cameras, and a dedicated render farm. You will have independent access to exclusive PC and Mac computing laboratories 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 are guest lectures covering lots of different digital media topics and the visiting lecturers provide advice on how to structure your portfolio and showreel. Speakers include creative and design directors, user experience designers, 3D graphic supervisors, and mobile and web developers.

Visits are arranged to 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.

Brunel’s digital design course has ScreenSkills accreditation and the Tick quality mark. ScreenSkills awards the quality mark of the Tick to the UK’s most industry-focused courses. This means your degree is recognised as practice-based and provides you with industry-relevant skills. It 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 graduate 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.

Modules

Year 1
Web Design & Development
Digital Photography
Digital Graphics
Creativity for Digital Media Design
Digital Design Theory
Interaction Design & Usability
Programming for Digital Media 2
Programming for Digital Media 1
Business for the Creative Industries
Introduction to Video Production

Year 2
Data Modelling
Server-side Web Development
Mobile Web Development
Applied Media Aesthetics 1
Applied Media Aesthetics 2
3D Design
3D Animation
Design Practice
Experimental Digital Futures
Marketing & Professional Development
Design for Mobile

Year 3
Major Multimedia Project
Working in the Digital Creative Industries

Optional modules
Rigging and Motion Capture
Effects Animation
Dgital Experiences
Graphics

Visit our website to find out full list of modules.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,720
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Electronic and Computer Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Interactive and electronic design
72%
med
Multimedia computing science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Computer science

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Design occupations
10%
Engineering professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

61%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Interactive and electronic design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Multimedia computing science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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