UAL Diploma in Digital Design and Technology Level 3
Art and Design, Media, Photography
City of Newport Campus
04 September 2024
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Art/ICT and either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh first Language at grade C or above.
In a nutshell
This course is ideal if you’re interested in creative digital designleading to employment in a wide range of areas, including audio/visual/interactive media, publicity and marketing, product design and virtual reality.
This course is for you if...
...you want to develop your creative skills
...you enjoy designing, working with technology and developing ideas for products
...you want a career in a broad range of creative industries
What will I be doing?
This is a varied and creative course that aims to produce the next generation of designers and artists. You’ll study a wide range of topics to develop your creative skills, such as concept design and development, technology interface, 3D modelling and animation, web/app/games design, digital video production and product design. You’ll gain an understanding of creative software packages including Photoshop, 3D Studio Max and Dreamweaver and experience a range of design briefs to build your technical skills. The course also features a range of practical sessions geared towards producing a wide-ranging creative portfolio to help you move on to university or employment. Throughout you’ll be assessed on your coursework, eventually achieving Level 3 Creative Media Production and Technology, as well as appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set; Skills Activities and English and Maths.
What is expected of me?
In terms of qualifications, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, including Art/ICT and either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade with GCSEs,including either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language at Grade C or above.
As this is a creative course, you’ll also need to take an open-minded approach to generating ideas and solutions to design briefs and we’ll expect you to be committed to full attendance.
What comes next?
On completion, you can go on to study Foundation Degree Creative Enterprise (Graphic Communication) at Coleg Gwent or other university level courses. Alternatively, you may find employment in the media or multimedia industries or a related role (for example marketing or design) in another sector.
Before being accepted, you’ll need to come for an interview to discuss your skills, ambitions and any future career plans with a member of the course team to see if this is the right choice for you. You should bring any creative, design or technology work you have, such as sketchbooks, photographs, video work, music and so on.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team