Be on the cutting edge with a certificate in interactive media
If you understand the power and potential of a career in the new media landscape and are looking to take your programming, design, and technical 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 combines courses in programming, design and media management while incorporating industry-standard technology from companies such as Adobe, Maxon, etc. You'll also study in the heart of London's digital media sector, at Fanshawe's
Graduate with a certificate in interactive media
When you graduate, you'll have a dynamic and diverse skillset 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 and database implementation.
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.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
Facilitate effective completion of both individual and collaborative interactive media projects.
Use and evaluate the best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich media content.
Conduct and evaluate a thorough assessment of the requirements of a complex interactive media project.
Coordinate the development, budgeting, planning and professional presentation of a complex interactive media project.
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.
Manage the building of effective and dynamic complex Web sites and/or mobile applications.
Propose solutions to ethical and professional issues arising in an online environment.
Apply research and conceptual skills to propose optimal solutions for mobile/multimedia/Web development problems and facilitate these skills within the project team.
Provide creative leadership that results in the effective design, development and implementation of complex interactive media projects.
Evaluate the financial, technical and artistic success of a complex interactive media project and present recommendations for improvement.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MMED-6004 Visual Communication 1 3
MMED-6000 Advanced Multimedia Technologies 1 3
MMED-6005 Advanced Streaming Technologies 1 3
MMED-6002 Interactive Story & Concept 1 3
MMED-6001 Advanced Web Technologies 1 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MMED-6007 Advanced Web Technologies 2 3
MMED-6009 Advanced Multimedia Technologies 2 3
MMED-6006 Advanced Streaming Technologies 2 3
MMED-6008 Visual Communications 2 3
MMED-6003 Interactive Story & Concept 2 3
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
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)
A College Diploma in Arts, Media, Design or Computer Programming(Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
A Degree in Arts, Media, Design or Computer Programming(Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College(Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
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 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:
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
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.