BA Digital Design

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.”

Course details

On our BA Digital Design, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a creative, professional skillset.

  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

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.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) Degree with Foundation Year Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent) We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out moreWhen we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.


Graduates of BA Digital Design will be prepared to go into communication design and digital design roles in businesses (e.g., agencies, consultancies), public sector, and the third sector (e.g., charities, NGOs, social enterprises). Potential roles could be digital designer, content designer, UX/UI designer, or web designer. Additionally, you could find a home engaging in user research that shapes the consensus around design for the future.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.


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.

  • Basic Web Design
  • Creative Coding
  • Graphic Design
  • Design and Self
  • Motion Design
  • Design and Place
  • Advanced Web Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • User Experience
  • Design and Community
  • Extended Reality
  • Design in Action

Optional module

  • Career and Professional Development

Programme Convener’s approval needed

  • Independent Creative Project

Work Placement Year

  • Work Placement Year
  • Service Design
  • Design for Change
  • Design Project

Optional modules

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Work Placement
  • Human Computer Interaction

Programme Convener’s approval needed (Year 3)

  • Extended Essay/Creative Piece