On our BA Digital Design, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a creative, professional skillset.
This incorporates communication design through typography, images and messaging, craft and digital skills drawing on typography, graphics and user experience/interfaces (UX/UI), as well as the concept of social design: using data as raw material for design, and the ethos of “design for good.”
These three strands will ensure that you are ready for the practical realities of digital design work. This could mean working to a brief, pitching design concepts, collaborating with other industries and engaging in user research, fieldwork and ethnography.
You will also graduate with a strong foundation in design methods, meaning that from the initial prototype, you will be able to implement your visual sketches, proposed user journeys and storyboards effectively as a well-rounded digital designer.
Teaching on this programme emphasises active learning: your studio-based workshops and seminars will be supplemented by lectures, technical demonstrations and open studio sessions where teams will collaborate on projects – all based in our new, state-of-the-art media centre – the Sir David Bell Building.
You’ll be set authentic assessment, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of digital design, ensuring that you are fully prepared for life after graduation. Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience in digital design.
Across the programme, you will work to brief, build project management skills, and work with external "clients" in the community on live projects, as well as participating in design competitions.
You will also be well supported in our School of Arts, as the design provision at Roehampton will draw on existing strengths in computer science, media production and performing arts, meaning that there are fantastic opportunities for collaboration across the School with other courses and teams.
By incorporating core visual design skills and technical development skills, our BA Digital Design will help you emerge with an ability to design and develop communications, services and experiences in numerous industries.
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost their employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.