• Overview - 2018/2019

    If you understand the power and potential of a career in the new media landscape and are looking to take your technical, design, and marketing skills to a higher level, the Interactive Media Specialist program will give you the boost necessary to ensure your dreams come true.

    The Interactive Media Specialist program will prepare you for an evolving job market, providing intensive training in new media technologies with an emphasis on web application design, interactive media and emerging technologies. The curriculum will combine courses in design, marketing and media management while incorporating industry-standard technology from companies such as Adobe, Discreet, etc. When you graduate, you'll have a dynamic and diverse set of skills that will match the dynamic world of digital media. As well, the program will expose you to every major aspect of the multimedia production cycle including 'front-end' concept and branding, layout and design, content creation as well as 'back-end' coding, database implementation and integration of audio-video streaming technologies.

    The new media landscape is always evolving. With the Interactive Media Specialist program, you'll have the chance to evolve, too, alongside the dynamic and changing new world of entertainment.

     

    Program coordinator:

    Robert Haaf
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x6408

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    A College Diploma or College Advanced Diploma in:
         - Interactive Media Design OR
         - Interactive Media Design and Production OR
         - Multi Media Design and Production OR
         - Graphic Design OR
         - 3D Animation and Character Design OR
         - Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media OR
         - Broadcast Journalism - Television News
         (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA from one of the above programs)
    OR 
    A College Diploma in Arts, Media, Design or Computer Programming
    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
    OR
    A Degree in Arts, Media, Design or Computer Programming
    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
    OR
    An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
    (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
    OR
    Work experience and relevant education judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

    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 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 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 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 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 59, 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 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% 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 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    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

    Interactive Media Specialist-2018/2019

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MMED-6004Visual Communication 13
    Extending topics introduced in the two-year MMDP diploma program, this course covers the use of Cinema 4d, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator for Motion Graphics and asset creation for UI Design in the development of Interactive Applications.
    MMED-6000Advanced Multimedia Technologies 13
    This course will explore the development process for creating desktop and mobile applications using best practices in web technologies. The course will introduce coding conventions, creating proper documentation for use in large-scale projects involving multiple teams/team members.
    MMED-6005Advanced Streaming Technologies 13
    Extending topics introduced in the two-year MMDP diploma program, this course covers the use of a variety of current Internet technologies in an integrated fashion to develop Rich Media Web applications. Students will learn scripting and object-oriented coding principles for PHP, as well as the integration of server-based scripting techniques and relational database management systems to create powerful and flexible Web applications.
    MMED-6002Interactive Story & Concept 13
    This course will explore the use Unity 3D for the creation of Interactive Media applications and Project management and thesis preparation critical for the success of the final Thesis.
    MMED-6001Advanced Web Technologies 13
    Extending topics introduced in the two-year MMDP diploma program, this course covers client-side Web technologies for desktop and mobile applications. Focusing on the open-source solutions for dynamic Web applications, students will learn how to implement core Javascript and current libraries to create complex, dynamic HTML5 Web sites and mobile applications. This course will also integrate with MMED 6005 to introduce rich-media solutions to the open-source PHP-mySQL model.Independent research and development is strongly emphasized.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MMED-6007Advanced Web Technologies 23
    Extending topics introduced in MMED 6001, this course covers more advanced topics in the technologies for developing dynamic Web applications, and facilitates the development of student thesis projects. The course is a combination of lecture/presentation and seminar sessions to facilitate the discussion and development of year-end projects. Topics and projects from MMED 6006 will also be integrated into the content for this course.
    MMED-6009Advanced Multimedia Technologies 23
    This course will further explore the use of Adobe Air in the development of Desktop and Mobile applications and the student will be expected to have an application published by the end of the semester.
    MMED-6006Advanced Streaming Technologies 23
    Extending topics introduced in MMED 6005, this course covers more advanced topics in Flash-based technologies for developing dynamic Web applications, and facilitates the development of individuals students' thesis projects. The course is a combination of lecture/presentation and seminar sessions to facilitate the discussion and development of year-end projects. Topics and projects from MMED 6007 will also be integrated into the content for this course.
    MMED-6008Visual Communications 23
    Continuation of Visual Communications 1. This course consists of a greater integration with other areas of the MMDP Post program with a focus on a self directed project with advisor.
    MMED-6003Interactive Story & Concept 23
    This course is based on the tracking of the design document created in the previous course as part of the Thesis Project.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 8 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of this program will be prepared to work as Designers, Programmers, Producers, Art Directors, Technical Leads and Project Managers. They will choose to work within existing companies or become entrepreneurs, starting their own business.  This program will produce graduates who will not only be adept at the newest technology, but will also be positioned to become industry leaders and visionaries.
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
    Program Code: IMS1
    Campus Code: LCD (LCD - London-Downtown)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Digital and Performing Arts: (519)-452-4430, ext. 6402 

    Program Description

    The Interactive Media Specialist program will prepare students for an evolving job market, providing intensive training in new media technologies with an emphasis on web and mobile application development, interactive media and emerging technologies. The curriculum will combine courses in Web Coding, UI/UX Design and Portfolio Development, while incorporating industry-standard technology from companies such as Adobe, Maxxon, etc.

    This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will build upon the student's prior technical and creative base. Emphasis will be on the development of unique and creative Rich Media applications. Students will experience every major aspect of the multimedia production cycle including: 'Front-end' concept and branding, layout and application design, 'front-end' coding, content creation as well as 'back-end' coding, database implementation and integration of audio-video streaming technologies wherever needed.

    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. Facilitate effective completion of both individual and collaborative interactive media projects.

    2. Use and evaluate the best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich media content.

    3. Conduct and evaluate a thorough assessment of the requirements of a complex interactive media project.

    4. Coordinate the development, budgeting, planning and professional presentation of a complex interactive media project.

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

    6. Manage the building of effective and dynamic complex Web sites and/or mobile applications.

    7. Propose solutions to 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 and facilitate these skills within the project team.

    9. Provide creative leadership that results in the effective design, development and implementation of complex interactive media projects.

    10. Evaluate the financial, technical and artistic success of a complex interactive media project and present recommendations for improvement.

    Program Pathways

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