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Course - Digital Media Access to Higher Education Level 3

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  • Entry requirements
    Who is this course for? For adults who do not have the standard entry qualifications to apply directly for degree. What do I need to get on the course? You will need to meet the required minimum standard of English and maths for this course. You should have an interest in digital media technology or digital media art.
  • Academic Title
    London Open College Network (LOCN) credits
  • Course description
    What is this course about?
    Prepares you for a university degree in digital media/multimedia, or similar. You learn web page design, interactive programming, knowledge of multimedia software and animation techniques.

    What will I study?
    The courses covers:

        * Multimedia Authoring
          Design principles   Interactive authoring   ActionScript development   Server-side scripting and integration
          s/w   Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Director
        * Web Authoring
          XHTML and CSS hand coding - Web design with authoring software - Interactive processes with behaviours and external media - Website management including server-side connections and maintenance s/w - Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
          s/w   Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
        * Visual and Audio Assets
          Digital sound recording, sampling and editing   Image production and manipulation   File compression and integration with main productions
          s/w   Macromedia Sound Edit, Macromedia Fireworks MX, Adobe Photoshop
        * Visual and Contextual Studies
          Linear and non-linear storyboard technique   Graphic design concepts, typography, imagery   Contextual design concepts and scalable design
        * Common Skills
          Essay and report writing   research technique   portfolio construction   presentation and argument technique   development cycles   logic and algebra   geometry and trigonometry   hardware, software and networking fundamentals
        * Digital Video (option)
          Pre-production including planning, storyboards, camera control and technique   Post-production including digitising, editing, effects, integration into main projects
          s/w   Adobe Premiere
        * 3D Computer Animation (option)
          concepts of 3D space and 3D software   3D modelling   Texture mapping   Lighting effects   Animating characters   Rendering   Output to multiple format
          s/w   3D Studio Max
        * Programming for the Web (option)
          Web interactivity/dynamic content with JavaScript   Programming constructs and functional programming   Server-side concepts  Server-side scripted programming   Data source creation and integration
          s/w   PHP, MySQL
        * Traditional Animation (option)
          Model sheets   Storyboarding   Draw

    What can I do after the course?
    University degree in digital media/multimedia, or similar. The course will assist students in compiling portfolios and other materials and qualifications necessary for applications to universities and schools of art.

    Some students particularly those with existing fine arts experience and qualifications, will find the course enables them to seek employment in a growing area of opportunity.

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