Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies

Amanda Koschak is a front-end developer at Born Digital. What is a front-end developer, you may ask? Well, in Amanda’s own words: “I build the HTML, CSS and Javascript parts of websites; the cool parts that people actually see!”


Amanda completed a Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies in Interactive and Web Design, which she recommends to others as a great place to start if they're looking to study digital media:

“Media Design School teaches you both the practical and the theoretical. Putting what I've been taught into practice is how I learn best, and I imagine many people are the same. The classroom environments are friendly and have all the latest gear and software."

“We covered so much ground in a years time, from design to HTML,CSS, Javascript and WordPress development."

It's just as well her course covered so many different applications and languages: according to Amanda, every day is different when you're a frontend developer. “I get to work on a wide range of projects, from big corporate sites to kiosks and everything in between, it keeps things interesting. The web is always changing and evolving, so there is always something new to learn."

One of the biggest revelations for Amanda after leaving Media Design School was just how many possibilities there were within her chosen field: "While I was still a student I never really realised there was such a huge array of different roles out there in the web industry, like being a front-end developer, or UX designer. It's a great thing because it means there are so many opportunities out there for you to find your niche in the industry."