If you get your kicks from people engaging in your work, the Bachelor of Creative Media (Major in Interactive Design) is the course for you. This specialised degree takes you through the design and development of interactive content for a range of platforms including the internet, mobile phones, CD-Rom, DVD and touchscreen.
- Stay on the leading edge of an interactive world
- Learn on industry standard software in a studio-based environment
- Start your career in a growth industry
Students undertaking this program of study will learn web development, development of content management systems and web applications, smartphone app development, as well as interaction design.
Graduates will leave with a comprehensive portfolio of work demonstrating their practical and creative skills. Undergraduates will also have the option to take elective units in print media, including graphic design and techniques for pre-press and print production, as well as undergo a 13-week internship program where they will receive practical work experience and industry contacts.
According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook, employment for web designers and applications programmers over the next five years is expected to grow very strongly. The average salary for designers in this field is close to $90,000 per annum.
In addition to undertaking units dealing with interactive design, students will also study communications design, project management, business and copyright law to ensure a sound understanding of the industry's commercial environment. This enables graduates to progress on a career path to operational, development and managerial positions.
The interactive media industry is worth billions per annum and is still experiencing massive growth. Demand for highly creative, technically skilled employees is outstripping supply. Employment occurs predominantly in the advertising industry, media and entertainment, education and the corporate sector. The rewarding career opportunities in this broad field span design, to programming and include roles such as:
- Interface Designer
- Interaction Designer
- Web Designer
- Web Programmer
- e-Commerce Designer
- Flash Animator
- Flash Programmer
- Project Manager
- e-Business Developer
- e-Learning Developer
- Creative Media Consultant
- Creative Media Developer
- Sound Editor
- Video Editor
- 2D Animator
- Web Developer (programming and scripting)
- Instructional Designer
- Website Manager
- Completion of the Australian year 12 high school certificate (HSC) or its equivalent
- Pass in Senior English
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- Brisbane - QLD
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- Perth - WA