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Multimedia students head north


Brigid Veale
28 September 2005
Southern Cross University students had a first-hand look at the variety of work carried out by multimedia professionals during a two-day visit to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Students in the third year of the Bachelor of Multimedia degree at the Coffs Harbour campus visited firms specialising in film graphics (at Warner Bros), education programs, advertising and media.

Lecturer Ms Leone Woodcock said the multimedia industry was continually changing and it was important for students to see first-hand the variety of work being done.

"The students are required to research a current development in the industry and this provides a hands-on look at what's happening," Ms Woodcock said.

"The industry is evolving all the time. For a while web development became easy and people started doing it themselves, but now it's got to the stage where there is need for those professional skills again.

"Businesses are looking for greater interactivity and efficient and secure E-commerce sites."

Ms Woodcock said the industry was now looking strong and there were good opportunities for multimedia graduates.

The Bachelor of Multimedia, which has been revised to cater for those changing trends, is being offered in 2006 at Southern Cross University's Coffs Harbour campus.

The closing date for applications via the Tertiary Admissions Centre is September 30. For information contact Anne Bailey on 66203605 or email [email protected]

Photo caption: Southern Cross University multimedia students visit the Warner Bros studios as part of an industry visit.