Applied Digital Communication

Showcase your creative flair and technical skills in designing high-impact websites, social media, and mobile apps.
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Why study Applied Digital Communication?

In this highly practical subject, students will develop the applied communication, design and technical skills required to work on interactive websites, social media, and mobile apps.

User-centred design associated with internet technologies is a key feature of this subject.

Graduates will be equipped to work in multidisciplinary teams that combine text, data, design and technology to address users' needs.

In the 100-level papers, you will be introduced to basic computer programming skills in C#, and learn about the principles of good web design using typography, images and forms.

Later, you'll take more advanced papers focused on creating interactive web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP; and be able to produce a mobile phone app.

You'll also develop the skills to work with databases and content management systems (CMS), and be able to design infographics that enrich human understanding of patterns and trends.

Students will learn how to apply techniques that improve user-interface experiences, and gain a mastery of user-centred design through problem-solving exercises.

For example, you'll be given the opportunity to design a visual brand identity for a fictional company; and apply it to create digital collateral (eg. posters) for a variety of situations.

Career Opportunities

  • Web Designer
  • User experience (UX) designer
  • Digital strategist
  • Design director
  • Social Media designer

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