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

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design is an internationally recognized qualification that prepares students for employment in the design sector in areas such as Web Design, Animation, Marketing, Illustration, Multimedia as well as the business aspects of Corporate and Freelance design.

    Learners will be able to direct their studies to specialize in either Graphic Design, Digital Design or Arts Practice. This programme allows learners to develop a contemporary focus on areas of creative practice relevant to their chosen career path.

    Pearson is the largest International awarding body approved by the UK government; it has the widest range of UK academic and vocational qualifications available to schools, colleges and organizations worldwide; operating in over 110 countries, over two million people study for Pearson qualifications in over 7000 centres annually.

    Graduates will be able to gain direct access to the extended final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design offered by the University of Sunderland.