Overview - 2019/2020
There's never been a better time to be an artist. 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.
You'll polish your skills in computer-based web design and programming, 3-D, special effects, animation, effects for film and video and design for print. You'll take courses in design, coding, marketing and media management and incorporate industry-standard tools from companies such as Adobe, Maxon, etc., as well as open-source technologies for Web application development. You'll be a dynamically trained artist with the technological know-how to embark on an exciting career. You'll also get hands on, practical training from industry professionals, and have the freedom to create your own visual and audio masterpieces.
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 opened doors into the interactive media industry. And I can honestly say that my years at Fanshawe are the best in my life!
Phone: 519-452-4430 x6407
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
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, 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
- 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:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Interactive Media Design-2019/2020
Careers - 2019/2020
Career OpportunitiesSome self-employed programmers work from home, communication design studios, computer software development firms, interactive software publishers, media production companies, or information technology consulting firms.
More Information - 2019/2020A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma ProgramProgram Code: IDP3
Campus Code: LCD (LCD - London-Downtown)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Digital and Performing Arts: (519)-452-4430, ext. 6402
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, Maxon, etc., as well as open-source technologies for web application development.
- 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.
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.