Program Overview

Analyzing and finding meaning in huge amounts of digital information has quickly become a central element in every area of business and in many aspects of our lives. Demand has grown for skilled professionals who can identify ideas and narratives from data, translating them into compelling experiences. The Interactive Media Development – Visualization program focuses on creating memorable user experiences, producing data-centric graphics, animations and Web applications to visualize ideas and lead users to valuable insights.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Your Learning Experience

In this three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, students develop the professional, technical and design skills needed to find success in the digital media workplace. Graduates find careers as designers and developers in creative, technical and marketing jobs, or as interactive designers and programmers, prototype and visualization designers.


From core principles of visualization and interactive media, to sophisticated technologies of virtual and augmented reality, you’ll learn to create innovative virtual solutions to real-world problems. You'll hone your design skills and apply them in concept modeling and interface development. You'll blend technical proficiency with 2D and 3D design to transform ideas into unique visual representations and prototypes, then connect users to them on digital platforms such as social media, websites and mobile devices.


Students will develop two- and three-dimensional design skills in a curriculum focused initially on the core principles of visualization technologies and interactive media. Foundation courses including image and motion design, HTML/CSS/JavaScript Web technologies, data concepts, data management and visual communication will provide the basis for working with technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.


Throughout the second and third years, students will study more advanced concepts of visualization including 3D modeling, Web application development, data analytics and visualization, generative art and user experience design. In the third year, students will continue with advanced visualization studies with emphasis on an integrative capstone project or a client-based applied research project internship.


Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Interactive Media Development - 3D Visualization program will find employment with web/mobile-based companies focused on architecture, engineering and planning, medical, graphics, video and mobile applications.


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 Development – 3D Visualization program:

Web Application Developer

Design and develop interactive educational applications for the Web, mobile, AR/VR experiences, dedicated kiosks, etc.

Data Visualization Designer

Design and construct clear and compelling narratives from various sources, leading users to insights through storytelling

Business Intelligence Specialist

Derive insights for companies from user and performance data, identifying and  visualizing actionable information


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.


Admission Requirements

OSSD 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

English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS Academic Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
CAEL Overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands. score of 80 in listening
PTE Academic 53
Cambridge English Overall score of 169 with no language skill less than 162
ESL4/GAP5 Minimum grade of 80% in Level 8, 75% in Level 9, or 70% in Level 10
Duolingo Overall score of 105, with no score lower than 85


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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


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

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*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.