Emerging changes and advances in global technology have led to a more connected world where people can share information, photos and conversations simply and quickly. Information technology (IT), information systems (IS) and multimedia have paved the way in enabling this to occur. Retrieving, processing, receiving, transmitting, protecting and storing information are all elements of information and communication technology.
The study of IT and IS is aligned, however there are differences within the two areas. IT is a combination of tools, processes and methodologies that are used to collect, process and present information. IS focuses on the use of technology and how it can assist with the organisation of people through the use of databases, networks, the internet, and personal computers.
The term multimedia refers to interactive forms of digital media that combine elements such as text, graphics, animation, audio and video. Mobile applications, web sites, computer games and DVDs are all examples of multimedia. Most digital media production environments are multidisciplinary, requiring collaboration between people with diverse technical and creative skills. The study of multimedia encompasses many of these skills, including graphic design, web design, web application development, video production and post-production, interface design, photography, illustration, 3D modelling and animation, game design, social media management, mobile application development, project management and more. Those who study multimedia are able to create and apply digital content for communication, education and entertainment.
A career in the IT industry, either working in IT, IS, or multimedia is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT and IS specialists are soght after in nearly every business or organisation, in a range of fields. Job opportunities exist in Internet/ web development, network/ communication technology, programming, video gaming, data entry, systems analysis, database management, data communications, software development, computer technics or security.
Multimedia graduates are also highly sought-after, particularly in fields that require a blend of technical and creative enterprise. Career opportunities can be found in areas such as web design, graphic design, publishing, photography, illustration, animation, game development, software development, audio production, video production, film and television post-production, visual effects, advertising, marketing, corporate communications, education and training.
CQUniversity's suite of aviation programs will provide you with the opportunities if you are working in or seeking a career in aviation and aerospace industries. These programs will enable you to gain a thorough understanding of the theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field.
Testimonial: Samuel MacDonald, Current Student - Information Technology
Testimonial: Adam Bale, Current Student - Multimedia
Testimonial: Brendan Murphy, Multimedia Lecturer, CQUniversity Australia
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