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Digital Media (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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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.

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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.

Assessment

Methods of assessment will include coursework, portfolio work, individual and group projects, presentations, written reports essays and a final year project.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code G456
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2), if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

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
  • filmmaking
  • 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.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

September 2021: If you’re a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status and want to study full-time from September, you can apply through Clearing – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online. If you're an international applicant or want to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're from the UK, or you're from the EU and have settled or pre-settled status, apply through Clearing for courses starting in September 2021 – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online.

Applying for 2022

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you're applying for a degree starting in January/February, you can apply directly to the University.



When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

Visit UCAS for more details.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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