If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. This programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the creative digital industries, in areas such as animation, video production and programming. In one foundation year, gain the academic skills you need to study at degree level. Then maximise your new abilities in a degree that provides a strong grounding in digital media production with an emphasis on creativity and innovation. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience. *Foundation year* The foundation year is designed to give you: *Essential and practical computing skills *Strengthened numeracy *Improved communication *Academic writing skills *An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership *The ability to manage your studies independently. *Degree structure* After your foundation year, you will develop skills in visual design, storytelling, video production, animation, creative thinking, interface design and product development alongside an understanding of computing, digital technologies and programming. On achieving a set of base skills you will be encouraged to develop your understanding of digital media through the production of a series of practical projects that require you to adopt increasingly creative solutions and take on greater management of the process. You will also be able to develop a specialist skill in either 3D animation, digital median and video production providing you with an entry point to a growth area in industry. The final year project provides the opportunity to develop your skills in a specific area of digital media, creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area and seeing a product through from initiation to completion. Throughout the degree there will be opportunities for you to develop independent thinking, self-management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently in a variety of forms appropriate to your chosen industry. *Outcomes* The aims of the programme are: To produce graduates that can understand and follow emerging technologies and creative practices in a broad range of digital media To make you aware of the technical, social, ethical and legal issues in product development and deployment.