21st February 2002

 

NEW MEDIA COURSES ON OFFER IN HULL

 

The Hull School of Art and Design has extended its portfolio of courses in the area of new media for students applying in September 2002.

 

“Electronic or new media is the future of design,” commented course leader Sarah Humphreys. “These new courses target the need for designers of the future.”

 

From September the University of Lincoln will offer degree courses in Digital and Interactive Television, Games Design and Web Design.

 

The Digital and Interactive Television course is a response to the fact that digital and interactive television is fast becoming a reality.

 

Students will engage in a wide range of challenging projects including the design of new interfaces for interactive TV services, interactive advertising and content creation. The course has been developed in collaboration with Kingston Interactive Television, Hull’s own interactive television service.

 

The BBC, which already uses the KITV service for its own news, sport and entertainment programmes, is to act as an adviser to the course.

 

BA (Hons) Games Design is specifically targeted at design for computer games and  will introduce themes such as screen design, sound design, narrative development, storyboarding and scriptwriting. Graduates will find jobs as games designers, directors and producers.

 

The degree in Web Design has evolved from the areas of Interactive Multimedia and Graphic Design and focuses on web design concepts and commercial web design. Graduates will find employment as web designers, developers, directors and producers in high demand areas such as advertising and publishing.

 

The Hull School of Art and Design’s BA (Hons) Interactive Multimedia course has been running since 1997, producing graduates who have gone on to achieve award-winning success in the industry, working for companies such as the BBC, Blue Marble and Cimex Media.

 

For more information about any of these courses contact Sarah Humphreys on 01482 462195 or e-mail sjhumphreys@lincoln.ac.uk

 

For more information on this release contact: Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)