Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Digital Design
with a Year Abroad

Design and build interactive products of the future.

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Course overview

Are you excited by design and the creative possibilities of new technology? Digital Design at Kent combines both, allowing you to solve design challenges whilst gaining expertise to work in the creative industries. You'll take a practical and theoretical approach to digital design, allowing you to design and build interactive products and services of the future whilst equipping you with skills sought after by employers.

Year abroad

Your year abroad is taken between your second and final years. This gives you an excellent opportunity to develop multidisciplinary skills through experiencing a new culture, and to discover how your subject is taught in a different environment. You are taught in English and destinations include universities in the US, Singapore and Australia.  

Why study Digital Design at Kent?

Placement opportunities

We have excellent industrial links, providing you with many placement opportunities.  



Art and Design at Kent was ranked 6th overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.  

Be creative

Use the latest technology and work with a broad range of design assets and immersive technologies to create new experiences.


Access events with specialist industry guest speakers, giving you a professional network before you graduate.

The Lion King by Kent alumni, Dominik Platen © MPC

Big futures.

Our students have worked on films like The Lion King, Avengers and Avatar 2. Read how Kent alumni help make new version of The Lion King a box office hit.

Everything you need to know about our Digital Design course

Entry requirements

During Clearing our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies. If you think you've found the course for you, apply now to start your Kent journey this September.

Course structure

Creativity is at the heart of our course. You develop your design and technical skills allowing you to showcase your creativity. You'll work with a broad range of design assets and the latest in immersive technologies, creating new experiences for audiences, while setting yourself up for an exciting and fulfilling career in the creative industries.

How you'll study

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical work, computer sessions and private study. All workstations in our computer suites are equipped with current industry-standard software.

Your future

Our graduates thrive in dynamic areas like immersive experiences, UX/UI design, 3D production, and creative media. You'll master the art of visual design, user experience, and technology, enabling you to leave your mark in dynamic, ever-evolving industries. Whether you're passionate about creating captivating visuals, immersive experiences, or exploring virtual environments, digital design equips you with the skills and connections to excel.  

Help finding a job

Our comprehensive career support includes EmpFest, a two-week Employability Festival presented by your dedicated Careers and Employability Service. Featuring an array of presentations, workshops, guest speakers, and industry experts, EmpFest provides invaluable insights and guidance for your career journey. You'll also have the opportunity to network with a diverse range of organisations during our Careers Fair, a highlight of the festival, where you can connect with potential employers and explore exciting job prospects.  

Creative UK membership

Creative UK has recently relaunched their Student Membership which is available to all education Federation members, which means that University of Kent students can access free student membership. The membership is designed to propel the careers of emerging creatives.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

University funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.


General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Top 40

In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Free membership for undergraduates living on campus in 2024.

Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


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