In the last few years, businesses worldwide have progressively become digitally oriented. As a result, digital media, technology, and web related practices are becoming more and more popular. The BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development programme combines a number of topics as they apply to the Digital Society and Digital Technologies.
The programme includes digital media emerging areas, such as video and audio production, graphic design, animation, digital content creation and management, special effects, web design and development, web application design, UX and UI design, social media management and search engine optimisation. Programme graduates will be able to apply their knowledge in different disciplines, such as web and app design and development, audio-visual production, multimedia production, social media management, internet marketing, SEO, SEM, online word of mouth, digital storytelling, e-business, e-commerce, and mobile commerce.
Employability is also embedded in the programme, which contains several elements with emphasis on industry work, continuous learning and personal development, reflective practice, teamwork, and problem-solving skills through applied projects. This broad applicability of the programme, combined with the personal capability that the programme engenders, creates highly competent individuals whose value is recognised by employers.
Nowadays, there is high employability potential for students studying Web Design & Development, and this will increase in the near future, as information communication technologies push into new frontiers. With the rapid advancement of technologies, qualified and skilled professionals are becoming more and more essential for almost all industry sectors. The programme’s content diversity will equip graduates with the necessary expertise to be employed in different sectors (industry, private or government) and as part of different departments including marketing, e-commerce, multimedia or IT. Additionally, they can be employed in multimedia agencies, marketing agencies, consultancy firms or even start their own business.