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Higher National Diploma in Interactive Media
North West Regional College

2 year full-time course

Course Overview

This highly creative course is about producing and presenting high-quality advertising, promotion, marketing and educational content for businesses, individuals and companies. It encourages the development of imagination, initiative, original ideas and a professional work ethic for the production of the highest quality portfolio of individual styles which places students in the best possible position when seeking employment or continuing to higher education. This course is ideal for students from a traditional art background and/or a creative computing background. The course is driven by clientled ‘live’ briefs and projects.

Course content

  • Visual communication in Interactive Media
  • Interactive Web Authoring
  • Ideas generation in Art and Design
  • Lens based Recording Techniques
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing
  • Audio Visual Techniques
  • Animation Techniques for Interactivity
  • Professional Practice
  • Interactive Media Team Work
  • 3D Computer Modelling & Animation
  • Digital Video Post-production and Editing
  • Sound Production & Editing using Interactive Media
  • Project Design Implementation and Evaluation
  • Computer Interface Design Principles
  • Marketing Development using Interactive Media
  • Work-based Experience

Work placement/Internship

All students on the second year of the course will be offered work experience in a multimedia related industry.

Career prospects; Further studies

The course sits within the NI Media Academy, and as such, students may progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Media Arts at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, after having successfully completed the HND course and a short bridging module. Alternatively they can progress into any relevant degree programme at university, or begin to explore employment opportunities in this field.
Entry requirements

Minimum 80 UCAS points, plus 4 GCSE passes grade C or above ; or Irish Leaving Certificate – Minimum 80 UCAS points, plus 4 Ordinary passes at Grade D1 or above; plus interview.
Note: the entry requirement may be lowered to a minimum of 100 UCAS points depending upon demand.
Contact details

Derry / Londonderry
T.028 7127 6000
F. 028 7126 0520