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The Northern School of Art (formerly Cleveland College of Art and Design)

Digital Design and Advertising

UCAS Code: W213

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma

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

DMM

Pass Foundation Diploma

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Visual communication

If you’re looking for an innovative programme which will set you on course for a career in digital design, strategy, user experience, app design, web design, account management in digital marketing/advertising agencies.

You will explore the study of emerging digital design and its application in creative advertising. Developed direct with industry to ignite the mind of the true creative thinker, you will develop and refine your skills as a digital designer through branding, web design, animation, app development and product enterprise.

Paired with problem solving, consumer driven strategy, digital campaigns and social media you will explore the full life cycle of a product or service from concept though to market. As graduates you will leave us primed as innovative digital designers, adept to design and lead valuable human-centred design experiences.

This unique programme has been developed direct with industry to fill a gap in the market and develop the next generation of digital and strategic designers. Innovative, future forward content is integrated throughout the programme fuelled by our connections with industry.

You will have the creative freedom to experiment with emerging technologies in digital design from Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as well as live projects from leading international design and advertising agencies. To name a few, we work with Visualsoft Ecommerce, Luxxlabs, LSM, 88 Design, Boho Zone, Innovation Labs & Narrative.

Modules

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: Creative Processes and Visualisation • Digital Design and Brand Communication Production • Advertising Communication and Digital Culture • Digital Design and Narrative

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: Digital Design Production • Digital Design and the User Experience • Advertising Communication and Digital Culture • Digital Design and Advertising Specialism

In your third year (Level Six) you will produce: Project Research and Preparation • Dissertation/Report • Final Major Project • Final Show and Portfolio

Assessment methods

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cleveland College of Art & Design

Department:

Higher Education

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.

86%
high
Visual communication

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

81%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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

Visual communication

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