De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Digital Design

This course focuses on the design of interface, interactivity and information architecture in digital media applications, which include digital text, image, video, animation, digital effects, sound and virtual environments; this covers the design of web sites, interactive application, mobile phone apps, kiosks, exhibitions, installations and games.

Entry requirements

2.2 or above UK Bachelors Honours degree in multimedia design, visual communications, or a related subject. A suitable portfolio of multimedia or visual communications work and have some experience of using multimedia software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects and possibly 3D software such as MAYA. Other professional qualifications and industry experience are considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. English language tuition, delivered by the British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course.

Course modules

1st semester: research methods; creative digital media design; creative design studio; 2nd semester: action research laboratory module; students can then choose 2 15 credit modules: managing business web presence; business planning for the creative entrepreneur; advances in modern lens based media; museum and exhibition design; 3rd semester: major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily through design presentations supported by written work. In term one you will get the opportunity to undertake an RSA competition brief. In term three, you will undertake independent research, analysis, design development and the writing up of your projects, supported by individual tutorials once a week.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fletcher Building Leicester LE2 7BJ East Midlands

Key information

DMU Enquiries
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0116 250 6070