Interactive media is revolutionising the World Wide Web. The Diploma of Digital Media is a training course that dives into the latest interactive technologies, offering a premium industry-standard education for the ever-changing digital world. It’s going to be full on, but you’ll love it every step of the way.
This course is very up-to-date – reflecting the rapid changes that occur in new media. This in turn provides you with a contemporary skill-set to meet the demands of the industry.
You’ll gain key knowledge and skills around fundamental digital media elements such as Flash animation, programming languages, search engine optimisation, content management systems and more. Live high-profile client projects are worked into the curriculum, offering you realistic industry experience and a seamless transition from education to career.
By the end of the course you’ll have an online portfolio that demonstrates your capability to design and build highly innovative digital interfaces and back-end, content management solutions. This is will give you the foundations needed to start your career and specialise in your desired area.
Graduates from the Digital Media course could expect to find employment opportunities primarily in the following areas:
Design & front-end roles:
- Web Designer
- Front-end Developer
- WordPress Theme Designer / Developer
- Flash Animator
- Interaction Designer
Back-end and web development roles:
- PHP Developer
- WordPress Developer
- Flash AS3 Developer
- Project Manager
- Client Manager
Introduction to web design Weeks 1-7
You’ll cover design theory for digital media including: advanced Photoshop production and compositing, Illustrator and typography for the web, logo design, brand development, online advertising techniques, graphic, interface, navigation, and interaction design, usability and information architecture and web optimization and implementation.
Front-end design and development, SEO skills Weeks 8-15
Flash and ActionScript Weeks 16-25
Centered around the Flash software, your learning will include: designing and producing immersive, interactive and functional Flash applications for web and Kiosk implementation, audio production, Flash animation, audio and video integration programming, ActionScript 3.0 for games and interactivity, and creating dynamic Flash websites that allow for XML data driven Flash applications
PHP and Content Management Systems Weeks 26-32
You’ll work with leading edge Content Management software and learn techniques to create editable and search engine friendly websites for clients. Includes the integration of various media and technology to produce functional, industry standard PHP, MySQL and WordPress based web applications.
Production and management Weeks 33-40
In the countdown to the end, you’ll cover digital media production and processes including: project briefs, quoting and client management, project management and milestones, design and development workflow, usability testing and industry practices and group work.
Minimum 17 years (domestic) and 18 years (international)
A design/art background and an intermediate level of computer knowledge and graphical software (such as Photoshop). Knowledge of scripting languages and HTML is preferred.
Relevant visual work such as graphic design work, illustrations, digital imagery and photography. The school can provide a relevant design-based task sheet to demonstrate competency if you have no existing portfolio work.