Overview - 2020/2021
In an increasingly digital world, user experience is essential.
The Interactive Media Development – 3D Visualization program focuses on creating memorable user experiences on digital platforms, producing high-quality computer-generated graphics and animations to demonstrate ideas and inspire imagination.
In this 3-year advanced diploma, students develop the professional, technical and artistic skills needed to hit the ground running in the digital media workplace. 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 computer-based design skills and apply them in three-dimensional concept modeling, rendering and interface development. You'll blend technical proficiency with concept modeling artistry to transform ideas into unique visual representations and photorealistic prototypes, then connect users to them on digital platforms such as social media, websites and mobile devices.
Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to connect with London's vibrant and growing interactive media industry through mentorship, critique and guest lectures. As well, students complete an integrative capstone project or a client-based applied research project internship in their final year. Industry professionals include business leaders and entrepreneurs, creative directors, interactive designers, programmers, game designers and producers.
Graduates of the program are employed as designers or producers in creative, technical, medical and marketing jobs. Graduates will also find employment as interactive designers and programmers, 3D specialists, rendering artists, concept artists, or modeling, prototype and visualization designers.
Admission Requirements - 2020/2021OSSD 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 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:
- 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 Development - 3D Visualization-2020/2021
Careers - 2020/2021
Career OpportunitiesGraduates 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 - 2020/2021A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma ProgramProgram Code: VIS1
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. 6403
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.
- 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. 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.