Digital Media (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Digital Media (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is the ideal choice if you’d like to study at undergraduate level but don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year course. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the standard course.

Course details

The course has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) to equip you with fundamental study skills within the context of digital media and communications. In the final three year of your degree, teaching will be focused on preparing you for a career within the digital media sector.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

On our practically-oriented Digital Media (including foundation year) BA (Hons) course you’ll develop skills in functions relating to digital media, such as marketing, design and production. During the foundation year you’ll be introduced to a range of cultural and contextual practices within creative practice and digital media fields. You’ll focus on developing the ability to ask questions, analyse arguments, think independently and reach conclusions relating to art, design and media. The modules will also introduce you to different formats common across creative practices, providing you with the techniques and methods that will be necessary in the production, management and evaluation of digital media.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2), if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Digital Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for the Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction: Media and Communications (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism and Professional Writing (core, 15 credits)
  • Creative Digital Imaging (core, 30 credits)
  • Designing and Scripting Interactive Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Digital Work (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Digital Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • 3D Design (core, 15 credits)
  • Designing for Web and Mobile (core, 30 credits)
  • Digital Media Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Social Media Strategies (core, 15 credits)
  • Work Based Learning for Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Media and Communities (option, 15 credits)
  • Television Studio Practice (option, 15 credits)
  • Designing for User Experience (core, 15 credits)
  • Digital Management and Enterprise (core, 30 credits)
  • Digital Media Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Documentary Filmmaking (core, 15 credits)
  • Research in Visual Culture (core, 15 credits)
  • Work Related Learning for Media 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Analysing Popular Music (option, 15 credits)
  • Digital Video Post-Production (option, 15 credits)