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Digital Arts Top-Up

1 year top-up
2022
UCAS Code:
WW28
Institution code: S30
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Want to develop your artistic talent and sharpen your technical skills within the digital world? Solent’s digital arts top-up degree is perfectly suited to students who want to upgrade existing HND-level or equivalent qualifications into a full honours degree.

Building upon classical art training, creative problem solving and ideas generation, this one-year course will help you develop a set of core skills that underpin a specialisation of your choice.

You’ll get to work in a variety of media, experiencing both 2D and 3D tools. This will help you produce products to industry formats and standards. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop production skills that diversify your portfolio and broaden your career prospects. This is achieved by choosing specialised optional modules. These are then combined with the core project modules to help turn you into a multi-skilled, well rounded and highly creative graduate who can quickly adapt to the creative workplace.

Dedicated studio spaces and exposure to a high-end suite of industry tools, software and techniques - together with tutoring from industry experienced staff - will help you identify and hone your skills. You’ll also be supported in developing your game production, business and entrepreneurial skills, as well as working with coders and artists in the Video Games Academy.

The course team has a continued commitment to industry engagement, sourcing real world briefs and clients to help students graduate with not only a solid theoretical understanding of the field, but also with practical, tested and industry relevant experience. This will help build a creative and professional edge over your peers, as well as a solid portfolio of diverse works to aid in securing employment.

Students in the Spark atrium

Why choose this course?

This enables you to work alongside Solent’s computer games and digital arts programme group.

With a high-end suite of industry tools and software.

Building upon classical art training, creative problem solving and ideas generation.

Who is this course for?

This top-up degree is ideal for students who have studied at HND level and who wish to turn this qualification or relevant experience into a full-honours degree in just one year. 

What does this course lead to?

This top-up degree will help students build the core skills to prepare for a variety of careers in VFX, animation, games and other areas within digital media.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Students are taught in 3D labs or animation studios, where appropriate. These studios are fully equipped with professional digital arts software and equipment, including Autodesk suite (Maya, Mudbox, etc), Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop, After Effects, etc), Z Brush and many more.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.


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