Foundation Degree Digital Media Design Yr1City and Islington College
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- Foundation degree
Foundation Degree Digital Media Design Yr1
Where is the course? (N/A)
What is this course about? The course is run jointly with London Metropolitan University. It is for those wishing to pursue a career in media design and production, providing a good balance between technical skill and creative process.The course philosophy is focused on supporting individuals to realise their personal vocational goals and successfully meet the needs of employers and potential clients. It provides you with theoretical knowledge and technical skills whilst developing your conceptual and critical abilities. These skills are complimented with strategies in planning, concept development and project management.The College has recently renovated its facilities to include the latest industry standard hardware and software to ensure the course content, delivery and assignments align with the rapidly changing requirements of the digital media industry.The course is taught to small groups by a team of highly experienced lecturers with a diverse range of commercial experience, most of whom are still practicing freelance practitioners. The core teaching is richly supplemented by a diverse range of specialist Visiting Lecturers who provide a connection to the real world of media and design.,
Who is this course for? This course is aimed at those who already have some previous knowledge and experience of design or media production (at Level 2 or 3) and want to enter the industry. The course is demanding and practical but taught in a supportive environment. A key feature is the involvement of Industry in the design and delivery of the course, plus the benefit of the Work Based Learning module, in which students undertake a period of industrial experience. It also gives an opportunity for those who may already be working in the field of digital media and design and wish to obtain a formal qualification at Level 5.
What do I need to get on the course? 1 `A2` Level and 4 GCSEs (ideally to include English and Maths) or,, BTEC National Diploma in IT, an Art and Design or Media discipline or a suitable Access Certificate in a related area of study.
, Formal entry qualifications may be waived if applicants have appropriate experience and have satisfactorily demonstrated - through portfolio or other evidence at interview - that they have the capability and commitment to complete the course.,
What will I study? Year 1 provides the development of fundamental skills both academic and practical that will prepare you for later specialisation in Year 2, and onto a BA (Hons) top-up year should you choose to progress.
The focus in Year 1 is the development of key digital media skills through experimentation within a structured modular framework. You will look at the full range of digital media production techniques, from publishing to web and video production. In addition you will study the historical context of communication and distribution alongside the cultural and technological developments that influence aesthetics and form.
In Year 2, you will able to build on the foundation year and broaden your experience. A more in-depth approach to assignments is encouraged in terms of research, analysis and the application of ideas. You will also undertake professional development, working on industry briefs managing and building your own projects. We invite a range of professional practitioners as guest speakers to give you an insight into current trends in graphic and media design. The aim, by the end of this year is to establish your independent personal identity, direction and confidence in preparation for employment or progression to Honours level study.
You complete sixteen modules, consisting of:
· Academic Skills
· Image creation and manipulation
· Typography and Desktop Publishing
· Sound and Video Production
· Animation and Motion Graphics
· Visual Language& Communication
· Web Design
· Integrated Project
· Research Methods
· Work Based Learning
· Interactive Design
· 3D Modelling and Animation
· Professional Business Practice
· Digital Media Design Project
Modules 8, 15 and 16 are set and self initiated project units where you will work
What qualification will I get? Foundation Degree Award in Digital Media Design.
What can I do after the course? You can go on to work as a designer is publishing, the broadcast industries; web based media or the games and leisure industries. Our market research demonstrates a local need for designers with a range of practical skills, rather than specialists. The ever increasing modes of information distribution mean that those with skills in a range of media production processes are the most employable. The Business Practice modules will be useful if you decide to work freelance and run your own company. You can also progress into the third year of a University degree course to convert your foundation degree to a full Honours degree.
How do I get on the course? Apply through UCAS UCAS code W283, UCAS Institution code L68 Campus I
How much does the course cost? If you are a home student you may be able to get help with fees. Please request a copy of our HE Guide for more information on fees, grants and bursaries.
Cost to be confirmed