Interactive Media HNC

UCAS code 154G
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

If you are interested in a career in the computing and new media industry, the HNC Interactive Media will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve your ambitions.

The term Interactive Media defines a collection of disparate technologies which provide a user experience using digital platforms. These range from websites, mobile apps, software applications and even interactive installations. Digital content creation goes hand-in-hand with an understanding of interactive media and disciplines such as graphic design, animation, video and audio production all form part of the subject area.

Special features

  • A practical focussed course teaching technical skills in a wide range of disciplines including web, mobile apps and computer games
  • Encourages creative thinking in a variety of contexts for the creation of digital media including graphic design, video, audio and animation
  • Live projects give learners experience of working with real world clients on a number of exciting projects

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above OR
  • NC Computing with Digital Media Level 6
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Interactive media: planning
  • User interface design
  • Digital imaging: bitmap and vector
  • Interactive media: graded unit 1
  • Interactive media: authoring
  • Working with a project team

Optional units may include:

  • Art and design desktop publishing and layout
  • Web development essential content
  • 2D animation
  • Digital imaging: bitmap techniques
  • Digital imaging: advanced vector techniques

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom.

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year
£1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Moray College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • Graphic design
  • Website design and development
  • App development
  • 2D animation

Can I progress into further study?

On successful completion of the HNC Interactive Media you may progress to the HND Interactive Media

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Interactive Media HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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