What can I do with my degree in Multimedia and Digital Arts?
Multimedia graduates develop a wide range of skills that are valuable to graduate employers including: how to argue a point, how to think independently, to summarise and précis, to write and speak well, to write reports, to present information effectively and to work as part of a team. Understanding and analysis of writing is of key importance to graduates of English and can be applied in many other fields of work. Make sure you get most of these into your CV!
A graduate in Multimedia typically will gain:
- design skills and methods - drawing and sketching, printmaking, photography, typography, moving image and digital media;
- creativity - learning to be open to new inspirations and techniques;
- teamworking - collaborating on a range of creative projects with other graphic design students and those from other creative courses, e.g. film makers, fine artists, dancers, philosophers and writers;
- time management
- analytical skills
- technical skills - you learn a variety of computer packages and skills such as illustration, printing and web design
- research skills
- capacity to work independently - in order to produce your own work and build your portfolio
- entrepreneurial skills - your portfolio has to be creative, imaginative and commercial
Studying Multimedia therefore develops a wide range of transferable skills, which are important in many career fields. Understanding and analysis of issues can be applied in many other fields of work. Other skill areas that can be developed through studying Multimedia include:
This is not an exhaustive list of skills - you will develop many skills from your course, extra-curricular activities and work experience. You can find out more about the skills employers look for and how you can develop them here.