What should be in my portfolio?
• Examples of drawing and technical drawing skills.
• Work demonstrating your technical abilities in digital media,
for example Photoshop, Quark Express, Vectorworks, Imovie
and Premier 5. But remember, tutors are really interested in
students with ideas because technology is useless without
• Audio work you’ve done recorded on MiniDisk or on an iPod.
• Stills, storyboards, print-outs and so on. Tutors might not
have time to watch a video or look at a website so if you have
any work on CD or on a laptop, print it out and display it in
your portfolio. Make sure any print-outs or photographs are
What is multimedia design?
What courses are available?
What careers could I go into?
Where can I research multimedia design?
• Using digital media such as sound, video, animation
and graphics to solve a design problem.
• Working in two, three or four dimensions – the fourth
dimension is time! For example, computer-generated
• A rapidly developing industry – technology is
changing all the time.
• New media
• Graphic design
• Digital media
• Sound design
• Interactive media
• Web design
• Designing websites.
• Designing video games.
• Designing graphics for mobile phones.
• Working in interactive publishing.
• Creating computer-generated technical effects for
films… and much more!
• www.limitedlanguage.org has hundreds of links to other
• www.rcstudios.com – a multidisciplinary design studio.
• www.pentagram.com – a multidisciplinary design studio.
• www.magmabooks.com – a London-based bookshop
‘for visual junkies’.
Graphic design: see also section 9 – Graphic design.
3-D design: see also section 10 – 3-D design.
Fine art: see also section 7 – Fine art.
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What else could I do?
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