Brunel University London

Course Introduction

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 web design, design for mobile, and video production, and will study digital photography, digital graphics, 3D design, and 3D animation. You will then progress to mobile and server-side web development. In your final year, you can choose specialist options which include rigging and motion capture, effects animation for VFX, digital experiences, and graphics.

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.

Course Modules

Year 1

Web Design & Development

Digital Photography

Digital Graphics

Creativity for Digital Media Design

Digital Design Theory

Interaction Design & Usability

Programming for Digital Media 2

Programming for Digital Media 1

Business for the Creative Industries

Introduction to Video Production

Year 2

Data Modelling

Server-side Web Development

Mobile Web Development

Applied Media Aesthetics 1

Applied Media Aesthetics 2

3D Design

3D Animation

Design Practice

Experimental Digital Futures

Marketing & Professional Development

Design for Mobile

Year 3 is an optional work placement

Year 4

Major Multimedia Project

Working in the Digital Creative Industries

Optional modules

Rigging and Motion Capture

Effects Animation

Dgital Experiences


Visit our website to find out full list of modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £19,280 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionTOEFL (iBT)79.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic51.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores