This is our first project that Paul gave us on the second day of orientation. I’m still a little dotty on the specifics, but I’ll make my way through.
In this activity you are requested to research and plan your future career. As part of the requirements for the second year, students are requested to design a product for a client. This product is then presented to clients around November each year. Students invite industry people to come and see their work. In recent years at least 1 graduate has gained work from the invited industry people.
To be successful at gaining employment, it takes planning. This activity will commence you in thinking about a vocational plan.
The assessment is formative. However, it is an integral part of all the competencies that you are studying.
You will be requested to create a blog as part of another activity in Design. You may do this in Word Press or any other Blog software. You will need to allocate a section for this information.
On the 11th of February the design class will be visiting Ballistic Publishing. Answer the following questions:
- What is Ballistics’ business model?
- How do the designers contribute to this model?
- What is the designer’s role at Ballistic?
- Who do the designers have to work with?
- How important is the interface of the website to the company?
- What are the future developments of the websites interface?
- What does an interface designer do?
- What artistic and technical skills are interface designers requested to have?
- What specialized areas are there in multimedia that you could get a job in?
- What resources are available to find multimedia jobs? (for example: seek.com.au)
- What are the currently available entry-level jobs?
- What jobs are currently available in South Australia?
- What jobs are currently available interstate?
- What skills are these jobs requesting?
- What is the salary of these jobs?
- What professional associations are there for the Multimedia industry? (for example: AIMIA)
- What are the association’s roles?
- What is AGDA?
- What does it do?
- Will you have learned these skills in this course by the time that you graduate?
- Explain how you would be able to further your skills to meet the industry requirements?
- There are many private educational providers and TAFE that offer specialized short-term courses from life drawing to 3D modeling and animation. Investigate and keep an active record of courses that may be of use to your professional development.
- What are the University options after this course?
- What industry events and conferences are coming in 2009 for MM people? (for example: IDNworld magazine holds regular design conferences all around the world)
- What industry awards and competitions are available for you to enter your work?
- What resources such as magazines and websites are available to you?
- How do you plan to apply for the available jobs?
Well that was a mouthful. Interesting read though. See my post on the visit to Ballistic Publishing.