Learn practical skills in your craft from tutors who are artists and designers themselves and are connected to industry. This discipline prepares students for a wide range of careers which include: graphic/visual communication design, illustration, animation and motion graphics, web design, and prop making for set design in film. The overall aim of this programme is to build expertise in the discipline, by developing creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills.
There are four ‘threads’ running through the creative technologies programme. These are:
Evidencing the hand and discovering the how ‘happy accidents’ made through visual arts and/or crafts practices are invaluable for creating original content in design. Drawing, printmaking and photography classes underpin these courses.
Understanding and applying the elements and principles of design are embedded in these studios. Graphic, illustrative and motion design outcomes are produced by using Adobe CC applications including InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects and Photoshop.
2D and 3D-making and modelling occur in these workshop courses. Concept drawings for imaginative worlds are realised through a process of physical prototyping, which utilises laser cutting, 3D printing and virtual reality skills.
These courses encompass the digital world of design and creativity. Interactive Multimedia design is the primary focus, that includes Website design, Mobile app prototyping, Interactive media and animation and 3D modelling and visualisation for screen-based content.
Visit our Digital Media - Creative Technologies page to find out more about our Digital Media programmes and the work our students do.
Get a taste of creative technologies by starting your creative journey with a half year programme. You’ll learn about the principles and elements of design, Adobe CC applications, photography and video production, digital fabrication (laser cutting, 3D printing) and 3D model making for film. Start developing your creative portfolio.
From day one you’ll use digital design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, cameras and more. Work with a mix of media such as motion graphics and virtual reality, or apply digital techniques to create physical works. Develop your creative thinking skills.
Build on the Level 5 diploma (or equivalent qualification, skills or knowledge), which is a prerequisite for this course. Build skills in virtual reality, animation, gaming, visual arts, motion graphics, 2D and 3D printing, laser cutting, video and photography. Learn through collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.
The first two years of the Bachelor of Creativity (Digital Media) provides a foundation of various design areas such as graphic design, illustration, motion graphics, animation, and web design. In the third year, you will build on the knowledge you have acquired to create an original body of work for your industry ready portfolio. Our graduates work in design studios, agencies and digital design companies.