Certificate in Creative Web Communications
|Course code: BN746||Entry Route into programme:
|Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)|
|NFQ level: 6|
|Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm - 10pm|
|Award title: Certificate in Creative Web Communications|
|Credits for Full Award: 30 @ NFQ Level 6|
|Awarding Body: ITB|
The growth of Digital Media for the spread of and sale of entertainment and artistic content, advertising and commercial information, not to mention instructional and educational materiel, has been a striking phenomenon of the past decade. This is a new sector of the economy, and it is still growing, despite the overall downturn.
This sector of the Media is still in its infancy and is evolving at a rapid pace with the development of new mobile phone technology, the arrival of console and mobile technology for games, periodic cycles of innovation in technology for graphics, animation and special effects, the continued evolution of portable digital music devices and the increased rollout of broadband technology, which is facilitating the emergence of interactive and ‘on demand’ television, e-music, and wireless and mobile services. Two other very important trends driving Digital Media Provision are the well-known changes in the way that consumers shop online, listen to and purchase music and the growing customisation of e-learning packages and programmes. It is these last two in particular, and its effect on the marketing, information and retail sectors which are behind this certificate offering.
A number of reports have been produced over the last five years examining Ireland’s Digital Media industry, based on extensive consultation with relevant companies. A common theme is the need to teach a combination of technical and creative skills, so that students can therefore work comfortably in the multi-disciplinary environment that is found in the Digital Media industry.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Foundation Level at grade B2 or higher is acceptable for this programme.
The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC level 5 or 6 awards is any full award.
Mature applicants (i.e. those who are aged 23 years or more on January 1st in the year of entry) applying for the first level of programmes are exempt from this requirement.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the institute for further information.
The certificate in Creative Web Communication will show how to make use of the internet to put across a message to the user in a dynamic and creative manner. The student will learn how to design and build attractive, interactive and technically sound websites which will stand out from the flood of traffic on the internet. These skills will be of great use to any business or organisation, particularly small or medium sized concerns, who want to enhance their profile, draw in the crowds and sell or promote ideas or products.
The course does not assume any prior knowledge of the subject, but learners should have some degree of computer literacy.
The Certificate in Creative Web Communication is a level 6 award, consisting of 6 modules drawn from the Institutes Bachelor of Arts programme in Creative Digital Media. They are listed here :
There are two components to this minor award; a design and creativity element and digital media for the web.
The Design and creativity theme is delivered through two modules covering the basic principles of design, including graphic design and form, layout and typeface and touching on other elements of Desktop publishing. Aside from the detailed knowledge gained in the modules, the student will also learn to harness their own creativity and that of other members of teams they work in. They will learn to critique the artefacts and assets they produce in the context of wider society and specific new media communities.
The significant technical knowledge in the minor award is that of Digital Media for the Web. Students learn about this topic through a range of modules covering client-side development; modules focusing specially on website design and usability; and an introduction to multi-media authoring with leading industry software packages on Apple MacOSX and Windows. Most importantly, the learners will incorporate their learning in the design and creativity area into their technical work.
Further education and training is
available to students by pursuing the fulltime
course, Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media, both to level 7 and 8, from
which the modules on this minor award are taken.
How to Apply ?
For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: email@example.com.