Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Number of weeks: 31
Start date: 17th September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y
Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:
£2500 Click here to view payment options available
• Interactive Media Technology
• Visual Communication and Digital Design
• History of Art and Design
• Developing Ideas in Design
• Website Creation and Management
• 3D Modelling and Animation
• Professional Practice in the Interactive Media Industry
• Digital Video Production
• Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (comprising a pass grade in at least one relevant subject) at Advanced GCE or AS GCE level, together with passes in at least four subjects at GCSE Level. OR a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (PPP) in Creative Media Production or other relevant subject.
OR a qualification or set of qualifications considered by the Course Team to be equivalent to one of the above.
Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.
At interview stage applicants must provide a digital or paper portfolio which showcases their design/production portfolio.
Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.
Students successfully completing the course will be suitable for full-time employment and/or progression to full-time and part-time degree in related disciplines. In certain circumstances Foundation Degree students with appropriate grades will be eligible for exemption from the first year of related degree programmes at the Ulster University and Universities throughout the UK.
The course is partnered with the Ulster Universitys BDes (Hons) in Interaction Design and it is envisaged that some students will progress directly onto Year 2 of that.
Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts
Foundation Degree in Interactive Design
Jakob Allen, currently studying toward the FdA in Interactive Design, progressed to the Foundation Degree after completing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media. Jakob studied the Level 3 in NRC’s Ballymoney campus 2012 to 2014, graduating with an impressive D*D*D grade. Before this, Jakob studied at Coleraine Academical Institution securing 7 GCSEs. Jakob told us that he chose the FdA instead of a university degree as this seemed a smoother progression and that he felt more comfortable knowing the college, the tutors and support mechanisms available. “Being interested in motion graphics and graphic design, I chose the FdA as it delivered this content. I have also discovered an interest in the history of art & design through lectures and practical sessions in class” says Jakob. Course Director Robert Wilsdon said “Jakob is a great asset to the class. He is very keen, works exceptionally well with others and has brought a real creative flair to the class, exactly what the interactive design industry needs”.