Digital Design with a Modern Language

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with an Industrial Placement

We encourage our students to consider a work placement in Year 3, as it makes a significant difference when they return to complete their studies – to both academic performance and future employment prospects. Students on placement have a dedicated Academic Support Tutor. Your tutor will talk you through potential placement opportunities, help with applications and support you during the year.

Placements can be with multinational organisations employing large teams of design staff (such as Sky or the BBC), through to small to medium enterprises around the UK and beyond. We also work closely with the Centre for Digital Innovation, a £15-million investment in Hull's digital industry. Placements may be possible in this organisation, providing you with opportunities to gain valuable relevant experience in the local area.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 33% 0% 67%
Y2 20% 0% 80%
Industrial Placement  0% 100% 0%
Final 19% 0% 81%
Y1 33% 43% 24%
Y2 8% 12% 80%
Industrial placement 0% 0% 0%
Final 14% 22% 64%

About the course

From the fundamentals of digital graphic design to the completion of sophisticated projects, this programme enables you to develop your creativity, innovation and design skills. You’ll study graphic design, 2D and 3D design, animation and filmmaking. And you’ll learn to use them to produce professional solutions to design problems in the creative industries. Combine this with the opportunity to learn another language, and you’ll also develop the high-level language skills which are in demand in the global job market.

You can choose to study any language from Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our dedicated team of advisors offer one-to-one support and a partnership scheme allowing you to practise your chosen language with native speakers. This hands-on course aims to produce graduates who go beyond the norm to move digital design forward in the 21st century. You'll be taught by industry experts with a diverse range of skills and experiences, including managing large team-based projects across Europe, directing live media events and delivering visual design solutions in the creative industries.


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in graphic design, web design, multimedia design, information design, video design and art direction.

Potential roles include web content manager, visual designer, graphic designer, video designer, marketing manager, advertising art airector, film producer and director, web designer, UX designer, games designer, 3D designer, 3D modeller, online retailer or self- employed media and design entrepreneur.

The University has an excellent Careers Service, which gives individual advice to students about possible careers. It also arranges recruiting visits by prospective employers during your final year. The University does consistently well in the ‘graduate employment’ category of national surveys, and it has one of the lowest graduate unemployment rates in the UK.