This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Specialised modules at Level 1 that provide appropriate foundation for a technical professional in the field of Web Media Technology include Interactive Media & Web Design Technology, Audio Visual Technology, Introduction to Graphics & Basic 3D Applications, Digital Image Production, and Introduction to Interactive Scripting. System Analysis & Design and Introduction to Databases are skills needed by IT professionals in general. Understanding of the work environment and aspects of personal and organisational development are provided by Computing & IT in the Workplace and Introduction to Management. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout this level.
Understanding the elements of Web Media Technology and the requirements and options for designing and implementing web media is the focus at this level. Specific technical skills are developed through Principles of Creative Animations and Developing Interactive Multimedia. Application design and implementation is covered in depth with Web Applications, Web Multimedia, and Multimedia for Presenting and Promoting. Familiarity with the business environment for web media applications is provided by Managing Business, E-Commerce, and Intellectual Property, Ethics & Legal Issues. Along with independent learning, a common theme in all APU ICT awards is fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams. These themes are the specific focus of the Creativity & Innovation and Research Methods for Computing & Technology modules.
Independent learning continues in all modules but is a particular focus and requirement in Research Methods.
The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Advanced Web Multimedia and Mobile & Web Multimedia build on Level 2 counterparts to provide in depth knowledge of tools and techniques, and are complemented by an introduction to a range of visualisation, simulation, and virtual reality techniques and software. In Multimedia Streaming you will master media streaming technology and develop synchronised media integration language (SMIL) programing skills along with project management skills. XML & Web Services, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Management & New Product Development provide enhanced understanding of the business environment for web media applications.
The Web Media Project also develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen areas of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.
Primarily focused on the design, development and deployment of interactive Multimedia over the Web and related platforms. Jobs include Webmasters, Web Developers and others.