Interactive Media Design

The new media landscape is ripe with endless career opportunities that will test the limits of your imagination, while providing a powerful and meaningful entertainment experience to consumers. If you’re looking for a career creating magic, the Interactive Media Design program will give you the skills to bring your creativity to life in digital media design, development and production.

A web design program for the future of interactive media - 2021/2022

In this two-year diploma program, you will learn computer based web design and programming, as well as 3-D, animation and design for print. You’ll also learn in design, coding, marketing and media management. Study at Fanshawe’s London Downtown Campus, in the heart of London’s digital media centre, which is fully-equipped to give you practical skills in industry-standard software such as Adobe and Maxon, and open-source technologies for web application development. 

Graduate from the Interactive Media Design program with a diverse and dynamic skill-set, as well as the technical ability to embark on an exciting career as a programmer. Career opportunities for graduates of this program include communication design studios, computer software development firms, interactive software publishers, media production companies and information technology consulting firms.

Program Overview

The Interactive Media Design program will professionally prepare students for an evolving job market in digital media design, development and production, providing comprehensive training in new media technologies with an emphasis on web application design, interactive rich media, and current technologies for developing usable, media-rich sites and applications. The curriculum will combine courses in design, coding, marketing and media management and incorporate industry-standard tools from companies such as Adobe and Maxon, as well as open-source technologies for web application development.

 

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Career Information ​​​​​​

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Interactive Media Design program will find career opportunities that allow them to use their creative imagination as a self-employed programmer working from home or as a valuable member of:

●  communication design studios

●  computer software development firms

●  interactive software publisher firms

●  media production companies

●  advertising firms

●  publishing firms

●  information technology consulting firms

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Interactive Media Design program:

Web Designer

Create a user-friendly and easy-to-update web page to support an in-house marketing team.

Digital Studio Artist

Lead the creation of high-quality videos, animations and GIFs for web banners, email marketing, social and rich media platforms.

Digital Content Coordinator

Design, develop and manage a website with a focus on improving the way customers and employees interact with the company’s online presence.

 
 
Photo of Anna Mykhailova

Fanshawe completely changed my life. Here I met the best people I have ever had in my life and built strong bonds with them. At Fanshawe I found my first mentor who helped me to grow up as a coder. Fanshawe's web design program opened doors into the interactive media industry. And I can honestly say that my years at Fanshawe are the best in my life!

Anna Mykhailova
Graduate, Interactive Media Design
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. complete both individual and collaborative interactive media projects effectively.

2. use best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich-media content.

3. contribute to the assessment of the requirements of an interactive media project.

4. contribute to the development, budgeting, planning and professional presentation of an interactive media project.

5. design a media project (interface, navigation, graphics, text treatment) using current best practice design and development principles, and applying conceptual and theoretical frameworks.

6. build effective and dynamic 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 possible solutions for mobile/multimedia/Web development problems.

9. use creative and critical thinking techniques in the effective design, development and implementation of an interactive media project.

10. contribute to the assessment of the financial, technical and artistic success of an interactive media project.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
London - Downtown
Open
2022 September
London - Downtown
Open
2023 January
London - Downtown
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Downtown
Open
2023 January
London - Downtown
Open

Program Details

Program Code
IDP3

Program Coordinator:

Justin Brunner

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 weeks

Admission Requirements

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

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 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, with test results within the last two years
  • 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

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

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

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

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
WRIT-1037Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media3
This course will introduce contemporary media students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
MMED-1050Digital Media Theory & Project Mgmt 13
This is an Interactive Media preparation course, the student will be exposed to all the technologies, and methodology used in the two-year program. Time Management principles and self-learning strategies are a key objective of the course.
MMED-1051Design & Image 13
A course to introduce students to elements and techniques of good digital design, with an emphasis on designing for interactive interfaces. Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Illustrator CC software will provide the foundation for this course.
MMED-1052Multi-Media Production3
This course will introduce students to the range of tools and applications current in the interactive field, as well as the techniques for developing a Web site with graphics, text and basic hypertext functionality. This course will introduce tools and techniques with an emphasis on effective site and interface design as well as optimized media and code development.
MMED-1053Visual Communication 13
This course will introduce students to the theory and application of visual based design and layout currently used in the interactive media field. This course will introduce tools and techniques with an emphasis on effective forms of communications through a variety of visual based applications.
MMED-1054Multimedia Authoring 13
This course will introduce students to the range of tools and applications current in the interactive field, as well as the techniques used for the collaborative development of web based interactive applications.
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Tuition Summary

London - Downtown

Canadian Costs
$9,902.47
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$31,681.74
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

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