Course Comparison

Course
BA (Hons) Architecture BA (Hons) Digital Media Design
Award
Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years 3 years
Assessment breakdown
100% coursework -
Course type
Full-time Full-time
Placement
- (+ optional placement)
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

Digital portfolio
You will be required to submit a digital portfolio demonstrating a range of creative skill sets.
Advice on how to create and submit your portfolio.

A level
A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26–34 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM-DDM (Distinction Distinction Merit).

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All Access courses
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (preferably Art and Design or combined), including GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent, with at least 21 credits at distinction, 12 credits at merit and 12 credits at passes to 30 credits at distinction.

T level
Merit in digital production, design and development.

GCSE
Five passes including Mathematics and English Language grade C.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Applicants who will require a Student (formerly Tier 4) visa to study in the UK
Please note that if you are planning to complete further studies in Architecture, Student visa restrictions mean that you cannot undertake a Post-Part 1 placement in the UK but may be able to secure a placement year in your home country or elsewhere outside the UK, as other international students have done in the past.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.

A levels
96–112 points, from a minimum of 2 A Levels; General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
28 points.

BTEC
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DMM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access Course
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

T levels
Merit in digital production, design and development.

GCSE
Five passes including Mathematics and English Language grade C.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.

Portfolio
Applicants are not required to share a portfolio with us; however, doing so may allow us to guarantee you a place or consider applications that do not meet the normal academic requirements. Phone or Skype interviews can be arranged if you cannot attend in person.

We would like to see examples of your work if you have them, such as:

- a portfolio of drawings, sketches, character or game designs.
- computer-based and online work: algorithmic artworks, web pages, games, blogs, etc.
- media: video, photographs, sound pieces and music.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to new media/digital production or the interactive arts.