Ex­cit­ing field for creative in­di­vid­u­als

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WE live in the world of tech­nol­ogy with ap­pli­ca­tions, on­line games and ba­si­cally any­thing con­nected to the In­ter­net. Tech­nol­ogy is grow­ing into a pow­er­ful tool that en­ables us to get in­for­ma­tion at the tips of our fin­gers.

There are thou­sands of ap­pli­ca­tions that can be down­loaded for al­most any­thing from photo ed­i­tors and traf­fic up­dates to health and fit­ness, lan­guage trans­la­tors and more, not for­get­ting a whole load of on­line games as well.

To have all these ap­pli­ca­tions and games are ex­cit­ing but to be able to know how it was put to­gether be­fore we are able to download them into our smart phones would be thrilling for some.

Mul­ti­me­dia can be an ex­cit­ing field for creative in­di­vid­u­als who are also tech-savvy. If you are in­ter­ested in game de­sign, graphic de­sign, in­ter­ac­tive me­dia de­sign, 3D mod­el­ling, In­ter­net au­thor­ing, an­i­ma­tion and ev­ery­thing in this line, mul­ti­me­dia is the right course for you.

Through this pro­gramme, you will know in depth about how to come up with the things you use and see ev­ery day.

What should I ex­pect?

At IUKL, you will be equipped with strong knowl­edge in au­thor­ing process and creative me­dia pro­duc­tion through a com­bi­na­tion of in­di­vid­ual and prac­ti­cal group projects and lec­ture ma­te­ri­als.

You will also be ex­posed to a broad range of sub­jects that re­flect es­tab­lished and emerg­ing in­dus­try best prac­tice. It aims to pro­duce grad­u­ates equipped to an­a­lyse and re­solve mul­ti­me­dia de­sign and pro­duc­tion.

An im­por­tant feature in this pro­gramme is prac­ti­cal prob­lem solv­ing in multi-dis­ci­plinary teams us­ing cur­rent and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies. You will learn to trans­form 2D graph­ics into 3D and in­cor­po­rate them into games, mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion and com­puter pro­grammes.

What will I learn?

In the first year, stu­dents will usu­ally learn the ba­sics of com­put­ing and pro­gram­ming sub­jects. Grad­u­ally in the fol­low­ing semesters, they will be ex­posed to more spe­cialised mul­ti­me­dia sub­jects such as Mul­ti­me­dia Au­thor­ing, Dig­i­tal Au­dio and Video, Mul­ti­me­dia Pro­gram­ming, Dig­i­tal Imag­ing, Com­puter An­i­ma­tion and such.

Stu­dents will learn and prac­tise to use mul­ti­me­dia au­thor­ing tools such as Adobe ap­pli­ca­tions (Flash, Pho­to­shop, Il­lus­tra­tor and such) to edit var­i­ous me­dia ac­cord­ingly to cre­ate mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion, sim­ple games, in­for­ma­tion kiosks, web­sites, an­i­ma­tion and many other in­ter­ac­tive ap­pli­ca­tions.

Why is this course a smart choice?

Be­cause of its use­ful­ness in to­day’s tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced so­ci­ety, mul­ti­me­dia is among the most pop­u­lar fields of study in IT for its in­ter­est­ing range of sub­jects and ca­reer prospects. As mul­ti­me­dia be­comes in­creas­ingly im­por­tant to busi­nesses, both from mar­ket­ing and op­er­a­tional stand­points, op­por­tu­ni­ties in this field con­tinue to grow.

What can I do?

Upon grad­u­a­tion, stu­dents can be­gin their suc­cess­ful ca­reers in var­i­ous in­dus­tries, such as mul­ti­me­dia de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, graph­ics de­sign, web de­sign, ad­ver­tise­ment, en­ter­tain­ment pro­duc­tion and such. Be­ing in this field and work­ing in this area al­lows grad­u­ates to bal­ance their creative side with their skills in tech­nol­ogy. Hand draw­ings and com­puter-gen­er­ated im­ages are both used in this line of work.

How do I start?

If you are a school-leaver who has just com­pleted your SPM, O-Lev­els and equiv­a­lent, you can opt to go for the Foun­da­tion in Arts or Diploma in Vis­ual and In­ter­ac­tive Me­dia. For those who have STPM, A-Lev­els and equiv­a­lent, you can start on Bach­e­lor of Mul­ti­me­dia (Hons).

July Special In­take in progress

To fig­ure out which op­tion of study is best for you, do book a free coun­selling ses­sion with IUKL. IUKL is cur­rently hav­ing its July Special In­take. You can be­come a stu­dent at IUKL with only RM100. Schol­ar­ships and tu­ition fee waivers up to 50% are of­fered to stu­dents who ex­cel in their stud­ies. Study loans from PTPTN and Yayasan Negeri are also avail­able.

■ You can reach IUKL at 1800-88-STUDY (78839) or visit www.IUKL.edu.my.

Pick the cor­rect pro­gramme to de­velop your creative abil­i­ties.

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