Taught course

Web Design and Development

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Film, Media and Cultural Studies
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You will be expected to be a graduate with IT skills and at least one year's experience in training, education, human resources, publishing, marketing or associated media development.

Non-graduates with at least three years' experience and IT skills are also welcome to apply.

Students should submit a detailed application with evidence of their level, demonstrated by existing work they have completed on the web, if requested.

Upon review of the application and the submitted admissions exercise, admissions tutors will invite successful candidates to attend an interview.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course focuses on a user-based approach to designing websites and implementation through standards-based, accessible code. It is also suitable for those wishing to develop a personal project. The course covers coding, user-centred planning and design, the optimisation and manipulation of images and the delivery of a final published project.

The programme offers practical workshops taught by commercial developers and users, encouraging you to work creatively within an online culture. By the time you start the final module, you will have acquired the skills needed to design and produce a professional website that is both usable and accessible, and that conforms to international standards and guidelines.

Sessions focus on learning the skills to evaluate, design, develop and maintain personal or business digital projects. You will gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the medium and will use internet tools to create web-based portfolios and projects.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700