HND Interactive Media

This course is designed to develop experience and skills in digital and interactive media, with an emphasis on web design and development including scripting, e-learning, animation, publishing and audio and video. Students will aim to produce a portfolio of work to represent their design and development skills.

Course content

  • Digital Imaging: Bitmap and Vector 
  • User Interface Design 
  • Web Development Essential Content with JavaScript 
  • Client Side Scripting for Web Applications using CS5 
  • Interactive Media: Planning 
  • Interactive Media: Authoring (Programming/Scripting)
  • Software Development
  • Working within a Project Team with Web Development 
  • Interactive Media: Graded Unit 1 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One Higher in a relevant subject and 1 Intermediate 2 or National 5 passeslevel, or NC Digital Media or NC Computing 
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
  • Some applicants will be invited to attend an interview, those who meet entry criteria and provide a suitable reference may not require an interview
  • A suitable employer or academic reference.

If you meet the entry criteria and have a suitable reference, you will be accepted on the course without interview. All other applicants will be interviewed. 

Selection process information

Progression routes

Successful students may progress to the second or third year of a variety of degree programmes within the University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University.

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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