Computer technology is making it possible for more and more people to create media products. Media and communication businesses set high demands on qualifications for practicing an occupation in this subject. Work as a media graphics artist requires competence in designing and arranging text, sound and image material. The media graphics artist works with developing, producing and distributing different media products and works with different kinds of businesses in the media sector.
Learning in Media graphics shall give the apprentice a close relationship to the realities of working life and developments and challenges in the world of media. Learning in the subject shall assist the apprentice in being able to work according to ethical norms applicable to the subject and the trade. Learning in the subject shall give an understanding of the subject's significance in the value creation chain and how specific ideas can develop and problems be solved in practice, all within the individual graphic artists' possibilities and limitations. Learning in the subject shall further develop the apprentice's creative skills and competence in design and production. Customer service, economy, product functionality and issues related to environment, health and safety are included in learning in the subject.
Learning in the subject shall help the individual learn good work habits for systematic and independent work and interdisciplinary work tasks of high professional quality. Learning in the subject shall promote the ability to always stay updated and keep developing one's own competence, and the ability to adapt to changes in the occupation. Learning in the subject shall also help the apprentice learn to take responsibility with a thought to his or her future occupation. Many vocations in the media sector require higher education. Learning in the subject gives vocational competence valid for further higher education in the media sector.
Training completed and passed in the subject will lead to an examination for a Journeyman's Certificate in the trade. The professional title is Media Graphics Artist.
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