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Creative Media (Web & App Development Pathway) - Level 5 Higher National Diploma

Northern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Newtownabbey Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This new exciting 2-year higher education course is designed to upskill students in the interactive digital technology required by many organisations in the modern workplace.

Typical students on our new Higher National Diploma may be progressing from further education, reskilling for promotion opportunities within their existing company or seeking a career change into this rewarding vocational area. The course will be delivered by industry professionals who each specialise in the subjects they teach.

Throughout the duration of the course, you’ll work on live projects for key stake-holders from industry. Previous students have worked on live briefs for the PSNI, The British Council, Coach Hire & Tour Industries and a range of projects for small to medium businesses right through to large scale enterprise organisations.

Course Content

You will study subjects including Web & Interaction Design, User Experience & Interface Design, Application Development and Professional Practice within the creative media industry.

Learn how to make professional standard interactive websites, design and build applications for desktop, mobile and smart devices, design interaction focusing on user centric design and how to effectively create and deploy social media marketing strategies for self-promotion

Special Features

Additional to course content being delivered by industry professionals, our lecturers have built up a network of industry contacts who contribute to the course structure, deliver guest lectures and provide placement opportunities for students. Our close working relationships with other industry professionals allows us to ensure that we’re delivering the most relevant and current training that the Creative Digital Media industry requires. HND students will embark upon work experience within the industry in semester 2 of year 2.


Upon successful completion of all year one modules, students will achieve a full Level 4 HNC award. On completion of all year 2 modules, students will leave the course with a full level 5 HND diploma. Typical progression routes would be to University in a related subject area or students may secure employment within the creative media industry.

Past students have found employment before the end of year 2 through placement opportunities and other industry contacts from the course.

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A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.


University information

Northern Regional College

  • Campus address

    Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Antrim, BT43 7BN, Northern Ireland

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