• Overview - 2018/2019

    The Interactive Media Development - 3D Visualization program at Fanshawe College is an intensive three-year advanced diploma focusing on the tools and techniques necessary to gain employment in the fields of visualization and emerging interactive technologies. The goal of the program is to provide students with the professional, technical and artistic skills necessary to create innovative visualizations, prototypes and info-graphics.

    Students will develop two and three-dimensional design skills by studying a curriculum focused initially on the core principles of visualization technologies and interactive media. Foundation courses including image and motion design, interactive production, project management, and visual communication will provide the basis for understanding sophisticated technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.

    Throughout the second year, students will study more advanced concepts of visualization including 3D modeling, game engine simulations, visualization statistics, generative art and user experience design.

    In the third year, students will continue with advanced visualization studies with emphasis on an integrative capstone project (individual or group) or a client based applied research project internship.

    An integral part of the 3D Visualization program at Fanshawe College is its relationship to the local community. London, Ontario has a vibrant and growing interactive media industry. Professionals from this community include business leaders and entrepreneurs, creative directors, interactive designers, programmers, game designers, and producers who will play an important role by providing mentorship to students through critique and guest lectures.

    Graduates of this program will find entry-level positions in the visualization industry as interactive designers and programmers, 3D specialists, prototype and visualization designers.

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 12 English (C) or (U) OR Grade 12 The Writer's Craft (C) OR Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M) OR Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U) and Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
    • Grade 11 Media Arts (M) or (O) OR Grade 12 Media Arts (M)

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Participation in audio visual clubs, photography clubs, school newspaper
    • Interest in audio recording, video recording, photography and/or production of visual arts

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Interactive Media Development - 3D Visualization program will find opportunities and employment in the interactive cluster including web/mobile-based companies, architectural, engineering and planning, medical, graphics and info-graphics, video and mobile gaming companies.
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Program


    Program Code: VIS1
    Campus Code: LCD (LCD - London-Downtown)
    September/January Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Contemporary Media: (519)-452-4430, ext. 6402

    Program Description

    The Interactive Media Development - 3D Visualization Program at Fanshawe College is an intensive three-year advanced diploma focusing on the tools and techniques necessary to gain employment in the fields of visualization and emerging interactive technologies. The goal of the program is to provide students with the professional, technical and artistic skills necessary to create innovative visualizations, prototypes and info-graphics.
    Students will develop 2 and 3 dimensional design skills by studying a curriculum focused initially on the core principles of visualization technologies and interactive media. Foundation courses including image and motion design, interactive production, project management, and visual communication will provide the basis for understanding sophisticated technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
    Throughout the second year, students will study more advanced concepts of visualization including 3D modeling, game engine simulations, visualization statistics, generative art and user experience design. In the third year, students will continue with advanced visualization studies with emphasis on an integrative capstone project (individual or group) or a client based applied research project internship.
    An integral part of the 3D Visualization program at Fanshawe College is its relationship to the local community. London ON has a vibrant and growing interactive media industry. Professionals from this community include business leaders and entrepreneurs, creative directors, interactive designers, programmers, game designers, and producers who will play an important role by providing mentorship to students through critique and guest lectures.
    Graduates of this program will find entry-level positions in the visualization industry as interactive designers and programmers, 3D specialists, prototype and visualization designers.

    Other Information

    • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will continue into Level 2 of the program in the Summer Term and Level 3 in the Fall Term.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. complete both individual and collaborative interactive media projects effectively.
    2. select and use best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich-media content.
    3. assess the requirements of a complex interactive media project.
    4. develop, budget, plan and professionally present a complex interactive media project.
    5. design a complex media project (interface, navigation, graphics, text treatment) using best practice design and development principles, and applying conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
    6. build effective and dynamic complex Web sites and/or mobile applications.
    7. identify and analyze ethical and professional issues arising in an online environment.
    8. apply research and conceptual skills to propose optimal solutions for mobile/multimedia/Web development problems.
    9. select and use creative and critical thinking techniques in the effective design, development and implementation of a complex interactive media project.
    10. evaluate the financial, technical and artistic success of a complex interactive media project
    11. analyse and implement augmented and virtual reality technologies in the creation of 3D visualizations.
    12. assess and evaluate 3D visualization hardware and software for implementation in interactive installations.
    13. design complex data, 3D and rich media assets for integration into augmented and virtual reality presentations.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways
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