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Foundation Degrees

A foundation degree is a university level course that will lead to a foundation degree qualification of FdA or FdSc. You will study alongside UK students in the supportive environment of Sussex Downs College.

Successful candidates will have the option to apply for a one year top-up honours degree, to gain a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons). You can study a top-up honours degree in Digital Media Design or Music Production and Creative Recording at Sussex Downs College. Alternatively, you can apply for a relevant top-up honours degree at the University of Brighton or at another British university.

We offer a wide range of courses that are relevant to the modern global workplace, giving you comprehensive practical and theoretical training for your chosen career. Many foundation degrees have work placements as part of the course.

All Sussex Downs College foundation degrees are validated by the University of Brighton.This means that you will have access to many sources of support and facilities both at the college and university to help you succeed.


Complementary Healthcare

(L) UCAS course code B340

This is both a practical and theoretical course enabling you to become a skilled Complementary Healthcare practitioner. During this two-year programme you will study many complementary therapies, including reflexology, aromatherapy, massage and Oriental diagnostic skills for the detection of illness. You will also undertake a clinical work placement, as well as researching the theoretical foundations of complementary healthcare.


Computing (Computer Games Development)

E) UCAS course code G611

Responding to the growth in the computer games industry, this course will give you the theoretical and practical skills to create interactive software that uses 2D and 3D graphical images. You will develop software solutions using an object-orientated approach to design and analysis, as well as studying the computer games industry. Cisco Network Technologies are used on this course.


Digital Media Design

(E) (L) UCAS course code W212

The foundation degree and BA (Hons) in Digital Media Design covers both the creative and technical aspects of multi-media design. This programme includes interactive design and digital image creation and manipulation, which will develop students’ conceptual, technical, analytical and design skills required by the industry. This programme has led to three D&AD Yellow Pencil Award winners in the last five years.


Music Production and Creative Recording

(E) UCAS course code W300

Preparing you for a career in music production, you will study recording and technology, songwriting, composition, performance and music production. You will gain technical and practical experience in multi-track recording and mastering, sequencing and programming. Sussex Downs College is a nationally-recognised Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education, and Apple Pro training is available to our degree students.


Sport Coaching and Development

(E) UCAS course code CX61

This course is ideal for students looking for a career in sports coaching and development. Course modules include anatomy and physiology, nutrition for sports performance, and the analysis of sports performance and coaching. You will also undertake two work placements as part of this course. Previous placements have included Arsenal Football Club and Brighton Half Marathon.

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