Web & Multimedia Development

Using your creative and technical skills, you might find yourself working alongside designers in the development and implementation of new websites and programs. Our graduates go on to a range of roles in the private and public sectors.

Two male students working at computersWeb Developer

Web designers are responsible for the layout, visual appearance and usability of a website. You will use a combination of graphic design skills and technical knowledge.

Web developers liaise closely with a customer or client to answers questions about why the site is needed, who the target audience will be and who the leading competitors are. You will produce a design that will be attractive to the target user and has a logical navigation system, writing web pages in a combination of codes and deciding on how images and other material will be digitally optimised and presented for the web.

Skills in e-commerce, server side technologies and internet security are also important. As users gain faster access to the internet, web designers with skills in multimedia and interactivity are likely to be in greater demand.

Multimedia Programmer

As a Multimedia Programmer, you will write computer programs or create websites drawing together multimedia features such as text, sound, graphics, 2D/3D modelling and animation to meet a designer's specification. You will need to have both creative and technical skills, with day to day tasks including working with designers and other creative specialists to understand the design concept, as well as writing computer code and researching and keeping up to date with new and emerging technologies.

Typical starting salary: £18,000 - £24,000

Multimedia Specialists

Multimedia specialists combine design and technical knowledge to create information and communication technology (ICT) based products that entertain, educate or inform the user. You could be involved in producing computer games, education and training materials, advertising and marketing materials, catalogue databases and public information resources.

You will work on design ideas for clients using computer-based design packages and collaborate with other specialists; writers, animators, artists, sound engineers and programmers. Projects bring together various media elements into an application to run on a platform which can support a combination of text, sound and images of all kinds.

Typical starting salary: £18,000 - £27,000

Robert Gordon University Graduates

Some of our graduates have gone on to be:

  • Digital Graphics Designer with Halliburton in Aberdeen
  • Multimedia Systems Engineer with Fifth Business in Aberdeen
  • Multimedia Development Officer with Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen
  • Graduate Systems Developer with Score Europe Ltd in Aberdeen

 

“My studies provided me with a solid grounding in computer science methods and a broad skill set. This learning helped me greatly in being able to quickly develop robust solutions to challenges.”

Nathan Brown Silico Medicinal Chemistry, The Institute of Cancer Research in London

Events

  1. 30, April, 2014 Visit Afternoon

    Your chance in April 2014 to experience what it is like to be an undergraduate student at Robert Gordon University.  

  2. 15, May, 2014 Postgraduate Open Evening

    Postgraduate Study 2013

    There has never been a better time to embark on a postgraduate course. Find out more at our open evening.  


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