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 UX design, motion design, web development, web design, digital photography and video, digital graphic design and creative technologies. You will then progress to skills in the design and development of more complex digital artefacts for current and future mobile, Web and IoT applications involving 3D design and animation, media aesthetics, motion graphics and mixed reality. In your final year, you can choose from modules in digital experiences and creative technology design with additional options in advanced animation, digital graphics and motion design.
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.