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Multimedia Design and Communication

Work with communication in the broadest sense of the word

The Multimedia Designer programme is a 2-year full time higher education programme which enables you to work with both the analytical and practical sides of multimedia production.

A multimedia designer is an academic craftsman. During the programme you work with all the relevant aspects concerning multimedia productions. This includes strategy and market analysis, A/V productions, design of user interfaces, and programming of the end result that is published on the Internet.

The Multimedia Designer programme is very different from a design education. During the multimedia designer programme, you will acquire new knowledge and skills within the following four areas:

  • Communication
  • Graphic Design & Concept Development
  • Programming
  • Business

Studying Multimedia Design in Odense, you will become part of a new and exciting education environment which is in constant development. You have a large influence on how your education is shaped, and how your college environment will be.

The programme is taught in English and takes place in an international study environment with students from a large number of countries.

The teaching is based on lecturing and discussions between students and lecturers. During some of the classes you participate in group work, where you work together with fellow students solving difficult tasks.

With an AP degree in Multimedia Design and Communication you can choose to continue your studies at one of the 1½ year bachelor top-up programmes at Lillebaelt Academy. 

Content

The Multimedia Design and Communication programme is a two-year full-time higher study programme (120 ECTS) divided into four semesters including the opportunity of a study period in a company. 

The first three semesters are based on compulsory subjects. The compulsory part includes interdisciplinary work with subjects such as: 

  • communication theory
  • innovation
  • system and interaction design
  • quality assurance
  • graphic design and image appreciation
  • audio/video
  • 3D and animation
  • media integration
  • aesthetics
  • marketing and media selection
  • social developments
  • pedagogy
  • journalism
  • economics
  • IT systems

The compulsory part is divided into four main areas:

- Business Studies and Project Management 
- Communication and Dissemination 
- Visualisation and Concept Development 
- Interaction Development 

In the fourth semester you will have a three month internship in a Danish or foreign company (after your choosing). You will have to find the internship yourself, but we will off course assist you.

The studies are completed with a final exam project where you address a specific task related to the multimedia area. The project can be completed in connection with the internship and is often based on a specific problem in the company.

Read more about the structure and study the individual subjects by downloading the Curriculum from the sidebar.

Admission Requirements

General Diploma requirements:

  • A Danish Gymnasium Diploma or
  • An International or European Baccalaureate Diploma or
  • A “High School” or “Secondary School” Diploma from European or non-European countries, which are equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level
    • Diplomas from European Countries: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level
    • Diplomas from outside Europe: Most High School/Secondary School Diplomas are not equivalent of the Danish Gymnasium level, but require one additional year (sometimes two) of University studies to meet the required entry level  

Specific requirements for Multimedia Design and Communication:

  • Mathematics or Business Economics passed at a Danish C-level or equivalent
    • Equivalent of a Danish C-level is 125 hours of Mathematics or Business Economics during the last three years of High School/Secondary School
  • English passed at a Danish B-level or equivalent
    • Equivalent of a Danish B-level is 250 hours of English during the last three years of High School/Secondary School 

Supplementary requirements:

  • Motivational letter (optional for Danish applicants) explaining your reasons for wanting a study place in this programme
  • Independent English language test, see minimum scores
    • Danish and Nordic applicants and native English speakers: Independent English language test is not required
    • Non-native English speakers from other European countries: all of the mentioned tests will be accepted
    • Non-native English speakers from non-European countries: Only IELTS and TOEFL are accepted

Other qualifications:

If you do not hold the above mentioned qualifications, but you have other relevant qualifications, for instance a Vocational education within a relevant area, please contact a Student Counsellor for an individual assessment.

How to apply

If this study programme opens for applications again, you will be able to find information here about how to apply.

Documents to include

Find inspiration about which documents you should include in your application.

Available study places

Odense intake summer 2017: 0 study places.

NOTE: Due to a required reduction in study places, we have closed down our international summer intake 2017, effective immediately.
If we are able to open an international class for our winter or summer intake 2018, you will be informed on this page.

Application deadlines

If this study programme opens for applications again, you will be able to find information here about application deadlines.

Tuition fees

NON EU citizens must pay tuition fees.

Agents

Lillebaelt Academy work together with these agents.

Exchange students

As an Exchange student through Erasmus, Nordplus or a non-European Partner agreement, you may choose between participating in a Summer/Autumn or a Winter/Spring semester.

Application deadlines:

  • For Summer/Autumn semester: 15 May
  • For Winter/Spring semester: 20 November

Find application forms and learning agreements here.

Contact

If you have questions about the study programme, the entry requirements etc., please contact student counsellor Pierre Krabbe Christiansen.

Career opportunities

Few people doubt the significance of communication today. But perhaps only a few are aware of what an extensive area communication represents.

Multimedia designers are trained primarily to be responsible for jobs needing digital communication. These could be in media or communications companies as well as advertising bureaus, Internet and multimedia companies, newspapers and radio/TV. Moreover the multimedia designer could create digital communications solutions for production companies and public services where marketing, information and development can be aided by multimedia.

As a Multimedia Designer, you will have the opportunity to work with communication in the broadest sense of the word. For that reason, the education contains several different aspects.

Naturally you will learn to master technology and its practical application, which is necessary for multimedia production. But you will also learn a great deal about how to convey messages in the best way; about concept development and marketing; about choosing the appropriate media; about design and aesthetics. Societal and company organizational aspects are also part of the program.

Your training will allow you to enter managerial areas where you will have the opportunity to work with many different types of people - on all levels of the company organization. This is one of the reasons why a great deal of the program is project-based.

You learn how to plan a strategy, work out a business plan, communicate your ideas to different target groups, organise and prepare a user interface for a particular customer group and program for the web and CD-rom. At the same time, you will be introduced to video production, audio and streaming.

When you have completed the program, you will have an understanding of both the parts and also the whole picture in the production of new multimedia production. You have, yourself, produced the parts in the group projects, and the whole can be seen in the results, which you and your group have achieved.

Tuition fees

For full degree Danish citizens and for full degree EU citizens who are students at a Higher Level Education, tuition is free of charge.

For Erasmus+ students tuition is free of charge.

For non-EU citizens, who do not hold a permanent residence permit to Denmark, tuition fees will be charged. Read more about tuition fees here.

Scholarhips for non-EU citizens are only provided for Highly Qualified Students. No applicant will be awarded a Scholarship, before they have completed at least the first semester of studies here. Read more about Scholarships here.

SU

Higher Level Education gives students the right to apply for SU, which is a monthly Student Grant provided by the Danish State during studies.

Danish citizens are entitled to receive SU. International students are also entitled to apply for SU, but certain requirements must be fulfilled, for instance there is a requirement about working a certain number of hours per week during studies.

Read more about the SU rules here.

To apply for SU go to www.su.dk and log on with your NemID.

If you are going to study in Odense

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on www.su.dk:

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: Lillebaelt Academy/Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
  • Choose department: Seebladsgade 1

If you are going to study in Vejle

NOTE! When you are making your SU application on www.su.dk:

  • Choose SU for: Higher Level Education/Videregående uddannelse
  • Choose place of study: Lillebaelt Academy/Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt
  • Choose department: Boulevarden 25

When to apply for SU

You may apply up to 1 month before you are entitled to receive SU. If for instance your study programme begins on the 31 August (later than 20 August) then you are entitled to receive SU from September (if you fulfill all conditions.). In that case you may apply one month before 1 September, meaning from the 1 August.

NOTE! Please do not apply for SU on the same day as you receive your admission letter. First you must make a confirmation of your study place and then a few days will pass, before this information has been received in the SU system. If you wait a few days, it will be easier for you to make your SU application, because some of your information will already be pre-registered at www.su.dk.

Expenses during studies

All full degree students must pay for their own books and photocopies, participation in study trips or internships in Denmark or abroad etc. Erasmus+ students borrows books for free from Lillebaelt Academy.

Living costs and accommodation

The monthly living costs including rent are approximately DKK 6,000. Student accommodation in Odense typically cost around 2.500 DKK (approx. 330 Euro) per month, with a 3 month deposit payable prior to handover of keys. Lillebaelt Academy provides counselling on how and where you can get accommodation, and Odense City Council guarantees that there is accommodation available to all EU-students at institutions of further education.

FAQ

Can I buy books at Lillebaelt Academy or do you co-operate with certain book stores?

No, Lillebaelt Academy does not sell books (unless it specifically says on the book list that a certain book can be purchased at the school). However, certain study programmes have agreements with book stores. Ask your local book store for a student discount or buy books online. Computer Science: You can buy a book package on prosa.dk (in Danish). Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management: You can buy books at Syddansk Universitet's bookstore 'Studenterboghandelen'.

Should I buy all the books on the book list before the study start?

It is recommended to buy the books up front, because there is a risk that they could be sold out when you need them.

Which books will I need?

The book list will be published on this website under the relevant study programme.

Can Lillebaelt Academy help to find accommodation?

We help students to find accommodation, but we do not have any housing options. Find inspiration on how to find accommodation in Odense or Vejle on this page.

May I use an older issue of the books that are mentioned on the book list?

Often an older issue can be used, if you make sure to add the latest chapters from the new book. Please ask your teacher if this also applies for your particular book.

Do I need to buy a particular computer and/or particular computer programmes?

Only if you are studying Architectural Technology and Construction Management. 

Where can I park my bicycle?

It depends on the location - some locations have an actual bicycle shed. Read more by clicking on the title of the question.

Is it possible to have a part-time job, while I am studying full time?

Yes, however we recommend no more than 10-15 hours work per week. In most study programmes your lessons will end at 15.15, so you must work after this time and on weekends.

What is Fronter and when can I get access to it?

Fronter is the electronic platform, where all necessary information about the study programme, time tables and teaching materials will be published. Login for Fronter will be handed out one of the first days of studies.

What type of activities can I expect during the introduction period?

In most study programmes you will find a combination of social activities. Click on the title of the question to read more.

Is it possible for me to attend the same class as my friend?

Yes, if you contact your student counsellor in good time before the semester starts, it is usually possible.

Is parking free?

Yes, but the parking conditions are different for each location. Click on the title of the question to read more.

How long can I take holidays during Easter?

The three working days before Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are free as well as Easter Monday.

When will I get my schedule/time table?

Most study programmes publish a schedule for the introduction days on this website. The schedule for the following time period will be available once you receive your login to Fronter  - it will be one of your first days of studies.

When do we have summer holidays?

All of July is free. Check the Calendar of events for your study programme to see, when your classes will start again after the summer Holidays.

When will my study programme begin?

The starting date is visible on this website - find it under the relevant study programme. The exact time and place is mentioned in the admission letter.

How do I get a study card?

One of the first days of studies you will have your picture taken at the school. This will be used to make your study card.

Is it compulsory to attend study trips in Denmark and abroad?

Normally, it is not compulsory to attend study trips, but some study programmes have made it compulsory. Please check the Curriculum, which you will find on this website under the relevant study programme.

Is there a Winter Break?

Some study programmes have a Winter Break in week 7 and others do not. 

 

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