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Web Design - Professional Development Course in Digital Design for Web

This is a hands-on course to enhance your career potential in web design and digital media.

Key information

Course code: ART054 Course type: Part-time professional Duration: 28 Weeks Start date: 26 September 2018 Timetable:Wednesday 2.00pm - 7.00pm Entry requirements: An interest in web and graphic design. Access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. End qualification: MET Professional Development Certificate Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £1,350 Assessment: Ongoing assessments on practical projects.

Course aims and areas

This is an ideal practical course if you are looking to enhance your career potential in web design and digital media design.

It differs from our shorter courses in web design, offering a more complete and comprehensive practical look at current web design practices, and culminates in you creating an online portfolio to promote the projects created on the course.

Look at logo design, branding and web graphics creation in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and gain knowledge of UI (user interface), UX (user experience) design and various methods for creating web pages including Adobe Dreamweaver and Bootstrap, coding in HTML and CSS.

You will use Wordpress and learn how to make animation, photography and video for the web for websites, instagram and vlogging purposes.

The course also covers posting and domain names and project management for web design including writing proposals and costing.

Course Units

  • Logo design and branding
  • Web graphics creation in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • User interface (UI) and UX design (User Experience)
  • Various methods for creating web pages including Adobe Dreamweaver and Bootstrap, coding in HTML and CSS, using WordPress
  • Animation for the web
  • Photography and video for the web (for websites, Instagram and vlogging)
  • Hosting and domain names
  • Project management for web design including writing proposals and costing

Why the MET?

The MET's vibrant Visual Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

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Careers

Potential Careers

Web design or development professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website.
  • Presents design options to the client.
  • Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access.
  • Develops the website and applications.
  • Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems.
  • Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
  • Writes and publishes content for the website.
  • Tests website interaction and performance prior to going .
  • Activates the website.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

123 Available opportunities 4.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,107

AVERAGE £27,534

POTENTIAL £41,984

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Photographer, audio-visual or broadcasting equipment operator

Typical Tasks:

  • Selects subject and conceives composition of picture or discusses composition with colleagues.
  • Arranges subject, lighting, camera equipment and any microphones.
  • Inserts lenses and adjusts aperture and speed settings as necessary.
  • Operates scanning equipment to transfer image to computer and manipulates image to achieve the desired effect.
  • Photographs subject or follows action by moving camera.
  • Takes, records and manipulates digital images and digital video footage.
  • Controls transmission, broadcasting and satellite systems for television and radio programmes, identifies and solves related technical problems.
  • Checks operation and positioning of projectors, vision and sound recording equipment, and mixing and dubbing equipment.
  • Operates equipment to record, edit and play back films and television programmes.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Operates sound mixing and dubbing equipment to obtain desired mix, level and balance of sound.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

127 Available opportunities 1.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,453

AVERAGE £27,105

POTENTIAL £47,210

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Freelance Photographer Company: Rob Paul Studios Location: Havant
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Graphic designer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

438 Available opportunities 3.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,077

AVERAGE £24,648

POTENTIAL £39,039

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Junior / Mid Creative (Solo) Company: mavis Location: London
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Marketing Executive Company: Lawcomm Solicitors Location: Fareham
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