What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules include four modules in Digital Design, and two modules in your chosen language. In the first year, you’ll follow either the beginners and improvers, or the advanced pathway depending on your fluency in your chosen language.

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

  • Principles of Visual Design

    You will explore the principles of designing for the visual medium using software tools and traditional methods. You'll develop your understanding of layout, typography and colour palettes as well as engaging with design research.

  • Production Planning and Professional Skills

    You will be introduced to the fundamental professional practices appropriate to your University and professional career. You work as part of a team and develop skills related to the practical application of digital design and media production management.

  • 3D Design 1

    You are introduced to the fundamentals of 3D Design including a range of graphic, marketing and games considerations. You'll learn the basics of modelling, textures and rendering in order to design your own 3D animation and portfolio.

  • Designing for User Experience

    You will be introduced to the fundamentals of experience design (UX Design), and concepts related to it such as 'interface design', 'interaction design', and 'interactivity'. You'll design and deliver an immersive and engaging experience using a commercial platform.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

  • 3D Design 2

    Engage with 3D character design, rigging and animation. Through a combination of research, study and practical projects, you'll widen your awareness of professional design theory, principles and practice.

  • Principles of Animation

    You will be introduced to a range of different traditional animation techniques. You'll also combine your knowledge of raster and vector design to create your own motion graphics. Final project will include a sophisticated animation to be core part of your professional portfolio.

  • Visual Design 2

    You will explore the design theory that explains intuitive design processes. You'll apply theoretical content to practical design problems and produce refined conceptual solutions.

  • Team Project

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

  • Major Project (Digital Media)

    You will engage with a major design project of your choice or suggested by a member of the digital media teaching staff. The project will have a written research component as well as a practical element.

  • 3D Design 3

    This module provides you with the opportunity to bring the 3D knowledge you have developed over the degree into the context of a larger 3D project space. You'll engage with design considerations around virtual world design.

  • Creative Leadership and Entrepreneurship

    You will explore the business and career potential of the UK creative industries. You'll design, curate and build an online portfolio of design work together with a creative CV and a business plan.

More about this 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.

Teaching and Learning

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Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, with its advanced cinema, as well as dedicated TV, film and digital media resources.

Study under industry experts with experience of managing large projects across Europe and delivering creative solutions.

You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

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Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.