Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y
- Research Techniques
- Production Management Project
- Digital Graphics
- Developing a Small Business
- Advertising Production for Television
- Animation Production
- Producing Video Installation Work
- DVD Authoring
- Video Production
- Web Authoring
- Web Animation
- 2D Animation
- 3D Modelling and Animation
- Motion Graphics & Compositing Video
- Single Camera Techniques
- Sound in Interactive Media
- Introduction to Music Technology
- Page Layout & Design
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
Over two years, you will learn the ins and outs of a range of powerful software packages, starting with Photoshop, and working your way up to 3D Studio Max, via, amongst others, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premier, After Effects, Fireworks and Sound Forge. You will be fully equipped to build interactive websites, generate animation, and compose graphics for electronic formats. This is an exciting and popular course; all software is taught by experts in their chosen field.
Interactive media is an exciting, constantly-expanding area. Our students work on live projects for real-world clients. Last year, they helped to create a website about the motorcyclists known as the Armoy Armada and recreated a 3D model of the Titanic dry-dock for a BBC interactive project.
This year, they are working on a detailed reconstruction of historical Coleraine, in partnership with the local council and the Irish Society. Live projects like this allow students to walk straight into employment when they finish - as some have - or continue on to specialist higher-level courses in animation, web design, TV graphics and special effects.
Interactive Media students provided some of the motion graphics and animated sequences for the Titanic Quarter Promotional DVD and designed the logo for 'Reach' a pan- European collaborative engineering project. This logo is now used on all 'Reach' related branding from websites to letter headed paper.