Facebook, Twitter, blogs, apps, chats and more. You could become the next new media guru in today's increasingly connected world, using the power of the digital age to turn the heat up on marketing campaigns and more.
New media is constantly evolving. That is why the Diploma in New Media gives you the skills to navigate this ever-changing landscape. You will develop essential skills to persuade any audience, while learning the art of designing websites, social networks, and mobile applications. On top of all that, you will build an outstanding online portfolio of original works - all before you don your graduation gown.
And, with the growing demand for new media specialists, you have the pick of international companies and global brands like Saatchi and Saatchi, Ogilvy, Weber Shandwick, etc.
The birth of mobile devices and new media means that people are constantly connected with each other and to a barrage of information. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are surpassing traditional media in popularity as information sources.
The Diploma in New Media will equip you with the skillsets to take on challenges in an ever-evolving new media landscape. You will learn how to design and create new media platforms such as websites and mobile applications. Your understanding of the different formats and development techniques will be an advantage in the dynamic field of new media.
With companies, brands and even governments across the globe reaching out to their audiences through new media, the demand for knowledgeable and skilled professionals in this arena is escalating. Be a part of this exciting digital world and make an impact on how people and organisations connect and collaborate online.
RP’s new media graduates are making their mark as the industry continues to grow and evolve. You can look forward to joining both new and traditional media companies, advertising agencies, or the new media departments in government agencies and multi-national companies. These positions include:
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
5 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
C105 Introduction to Programming
C111 New Media Communications
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
6 compulsory modules:
T201 Creative Concepts
T202 Art of Story
T214 Sound Design
T601 Arts History (2 MC)T602 Creative Enterprise (2 MC)
11 compulsory modules:
C293 Interactive Web Design and Development
T250 Media Production Tools and Techniques
T251 Digital Tools for New Media
T252 Fundamentals of Design
T253 Colour and New Media
T254 Typography and New Media
T255 Visual Storytelling
T302 Graphic Design
T307 Concepts of Persuasion
T308 Short Media Production
T309 Interactive Entertainment
4 compulsory modules:
G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG913 Portfolio DevelopmentG901 Character and Citizenship EducationT931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Any three other subjects
Note: To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 1st group of relevant subjects and another different subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type.
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in New Media, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.