Interactive Media HNC/HND

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Interactive Media HNC/HND

West Nottinghamshire College
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Description

This is an exciting course that covers a wide range of computer-related design disciplines. The course will enable you to pursue continued education at degree level or a creative career in interactive design, website design, 3D modelling or digital graphic design and illustration.

Description

Training will be given in Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Lightwave 3D, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, PHP, HTML and Actionscript amongst many others.

The programme provides up-to-date knowledge that is relevant to working practices in the industry today.

This is a modular course with assessment through practical projects, giving you a valuable experience of working to professional design brief…

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This is an exciting course that covers a wide range of computer-related design disciplines. The course will enable you to pursue continued education at degree level or a creative career in interactive design, website design, 3D modelling or digital graphic design and illustration.

Description

Training will be given in Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Lightwave 3D, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, PHP, HTML and Actionscript amongst many others.

The programme provides up-to-date knowledge that is relevant to working practices in the industry today.

This is a modular course with assessment through practical projects, giving you a valuable experience of working to professional design briefs. Many opportunities are given to liaise with professional clients and design bodies.

You may also have the opportunity to go on local, national or foreign trips to broaden your creative horizons and opportunities, experiencing interactive media at work in a variety of contexts.

How long is the course?

This is a two year full-time course. Participation in some evening events also forms a necessary part of the HND. You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and study outside of the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and include written reports, presentations, critiques, portfolios, practical projects and professional design briefs.

What will I study?

During the course you will study a core of compulsory units and a selection of specialist units.

Core units:

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • 3D Computer Modelling and Animation
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Specialist units:

  • Digital Media in Art and Design
  • Computer Interface Design Principles
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Website Creation and Management
  • Advanced Typographic Design
  • Digital Post Video Production and Editing
  • Animation Techniques for Interactivity
  • Interactive Media Technology
  • Video Production
  • 2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications

Module titles may change.

What does the course lead to?

Completion of this course will enable you to progress into a range of careers and employment opportunities, including website design, animation, film, digital sound, interface design, game design, video editing, photography, graphic design or illustration.

What can I go on to study?

Upon successful achievement of this qualification you may wish to top-up your HND by studying a further year at a university to gain a full honours degree (subject to entry requirements).

Other related courses at the college

  • HND Creative Media Production (Moving Image)
  • HND Fashion and Textiles
  • HND Music
  • HND Performing Arts

Entry requirements

Ideally, you will have a BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject or two A Level passes (one should preferably be design related).

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss qualifications, experience and any other related issues.

Applicants with appropriate experience, who can demonstrate a commitment to pursue a specialist area of study, would also be welcomed onto this course. However, literacy at Level 2 is an essential requirement and numeracy at Level 2 is desirable.

How much does it cost?

Course fees are payable for each year of all university level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support available to you, please see the HE section of the website or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or request a paper-based application form by calling the HE team on 01623 627191 ext. 8092 or by sending an email to heteam@wnc.ac.uk

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