Course Brief

The production and delivery of digital content is a process that requires a blend of both traditional graphic design skills and coding skills. Designers in the digital age must encompass creativity, innovation and a solid understanding of coding methods.

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the concept of designing interfaces and digital content delivery systems, and to the practical coding skills required to implement interactive prototypes.

Students will explore user interface (UI) principles, mark-up language such as HTML and CSS for generating and styling content, basic scripting languages such as JavaScript for creating dynamic content and advanced interactivity, media optimisation techniques and the process of acquiring, uploading and managing server hosting to produce live web-based prototypes.

The skills and knowledge gained during this unit will enable students to create prototypes of interface and digital content delivery systems, and to work alongside developers and programmers in the implementation of these prototypes.


  • This course is offered in 60 contact hours

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purposes of digital content delivery systems and key UI features.
  2. Write code to create and style interactive digital content prototypes, in response to a brief.
  3. Optimise, validate, and organise digital content for delivery via the Internet.
  4. Evaluate digital content presented through a web browser.

Unit level: 5
Credit value: 15

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design

    Employment Focused. Affordable. Globally Recognized Qualifications in Art and Design.

    Build and validate your interest, knowledge and skill in creative design processes with the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design at SBCS. This internationally recognized, practical qualification prepares students for employment in the design sector, in areas such as Web Design, Animation, Marketing, Illustration, Multimedia. Not just focused on the creative side of things, it also covers the business aspects of Corporate and Freelance design.

    Learn and practise a variety of techniques to develop a substantial portfolio of work, as well as set the foundation for an exciting career in the creative industries. The programme comprises 14 units; 6 core units of which are core in addition to the mandatory units, you will be able to choose the remaining units (8) based on your chosen specialism in either Graphic Design, Digital Design or Arts Practice.

    Graduates of this Level 5 Higher National Diploma are accepted onto to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design offered by the University of Sunderland.