You’ll have the option to complete a year-long work placement. Students have worked at Rancon, Montpellier Creative, Athena Web Design and IBM. You’ll also analyse how applications can work within a real-world context by taking exciting field trips.
Previous students have visited the Design Museum in London to see how technology could influence perceptions of the artefacts, the VR World Congress conference to get hands on experience of cutting edge virtual reality solutions and Tamworth Snow Dome to produce applications assisting skiers.
This is a very hands-on degree creating portfolios of design work, websites, presentations and exhibitions. You’ll be mentored through video tutorials, electronic documents and mini-workshops – where through remote assisting software you and your tutors can share your screens.
In your first year you’ll learn to design, develop and deploy HTML5 and CSS3 compliant websites for a live client, right from the ground up. In your second year you’ll take things to the next level and work with mobile devices, creating apps and web-based content for mobile devices. Then in your final year you’ll explore search engine optimisation, social media marketing and digital methods to manage information for customers. You’ll discover how to analyse and gather big data sets by using specialist hardware such as the Tobii Eye Tracker, the Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE or the Leap Motion.