Undergraduate prospectus

Digital Arts, BA Hons

Our digital arts degree is ideal for anyone who wants to combine artistic flair and creativity with digital technology for careers in the arts, graphics and web design.

Through our digital arts degree, you'll learn how to apply your skills to animation, graphics, music technology and creative computer coding. You will also be able to explore the creative potential of technologies such as 3D printers, robotics and wearable technologies. By the end of your course, you will have a portfolio of work highlighting your skills to employers and professional creatives.

Popular career options for our digital arts graduates include trans-media production, performance, theatre and installation design, as well as motion graphics and animation, and web and mobile app design.

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

W900 G BA/DA

Location

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • Our BA Digital Arts will appeal to students with artistic flair who are excited by the creative potential of emerging technology, and want to make work that confidently applies it in new and exciting ways
  • You will learn to apply artistic approaches to screen-based image and interaction, animation and motion graphics, music technology, interaction design, physical interface design and creative computer coding
  • You will have opportunities to use technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, wearable technologies and textiles in your work
  • You'll work with other students on projects using collaborative tools that are widely used in the professional sector
  • You will build a portfolio that demonstrates the depth and range of your expertise as an emerging digital artist. The course ends with an exhibition of your work in a departmental graduate show to which employers and professional creative practitioners are invited.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by a diverse range of practitioners, academics and researchers who are at the forefront of current developments in creative professional practice. You will also have the opportunity to assist in some of their research, and contribute to research-led events and exhibitions hosted in our Stockwell Street building.

Creative Professions & Digital Arts

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Entry requirements

If you are

104 UCAS points from A-Levels (e.g. BCC), plus GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above in English language and mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Applicants may be invited to an interview and to present a portfolio of relevant work.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 10-20. Lectures are normally attended by smaller groups. This can vary for modules particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to self-study. This may involve further reading, research and preparing coursework and presentations. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You can choose to take a 30-credit work placement in your final year alongside your other modules.

If you register on 'sandwich mode', you can do a one-year full-time paid placement between your second and final years. Whilst on a sandwich placement you retain your student status and have full support from the university and your tutors as normal. Students are responsible for finding their own placements, though we support you through the application process.

How long is my placement?

The 30-credit work placement requires you to gain 150 hours in total.

Sandwich placements must last for a minimum of 36 weeks full-time, though they can be as long as 13 months.

What are the financial arrangements?

Credit-bearing work placements are unpaid. However, sandwich placements are normally paid, full time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The course will prepare you for careers in established and emerging creative industries based around digital technology. Areas of employment include motion graphics for TV, film and computer games; transmedia authoring and production; projection mapping and interaction design for live events and performance; digital sound and music production; and creative computer coding. You will develop a sense of curiosity, experimentation and imagination highly valued by organisations looking to harness the creative potential of digital technology.

You will also have the necessary skills and knowledge to progress to postgraduate study.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships. Students are responsible for finding their own internships though we will support you through the application process. Students can also gain an internship through Greenwich Bright and the STEPS programme.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. 

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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