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DK769
Media Arts & Technologies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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The aim of this programme is to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, core skills and competencies to work in a variety of roles within the media arts & technology sectors, particularly in the areas of these sectors where the merging of creative practices and skills utilising media and information technologies are developed.


 
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In the multi-platform world of today, new evolving digital skills are being sought to produce high end content for simultaneous delivery on not only traditional print and broadcast media, but on the web, on mobile devices, and using the many existing and developing social media tools. The overall aim is to provide students with these core hard and soft skills. These skills are highly transferable between the various creative industries.


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Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

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Graduates of the programme will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of both the creative and developmental strands within the Media Arts & Technologies disciplines and will be skilled in the use of a range of digital media.

They will be equipped to follow career paths in the following broad categories:

  1. Web Developer – creating web-based applications.
  2. Web Designer – integrating visual elements into webpages.
  3. Webmaster – combines the roles ofWeb Developer and Web Designer.
  4. Multimedia Developer – authoring integrated multimedia applications involving graphics, animation, sound, text and video.
  5. Multimedia Designer – designing the front-end elements of interactive applications using a broad range of digital media modalities.
  6. Graphic designer - designing graphic content and layout for both print and digital platforms.
  7. Animator - creating motion graphics through both 2D and 3D techniques.
  8. Audio designer and editor.
  9. Video content creator and editor.

 



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