Interactive Media Arts - Interactive | Assiniboine Community College

Interactive Media Arts - Interactive

Duration/Start: 2 years/September

Credential: Diploma

Let your talent and creativity thrive in ACC’s Interactive Media Arts program and prepare you for an exciting career.

Our Interactive Media Arts two-year diploma program is your chance to indulge your creativity and excel in a hands-on career in multimedia. Our experienced instructors push you to develop your digital craft, learn new and better ways to create impactful messages and images, and designs that broaden minds.  

Graduates of the interactive specialization find exciting and challenging entry-level opportunities as web designers, interface designers, motion graphic artists, rich media authors and content producers.

Prospective employers include design firms, advertising agencies, media production houses and large corporation that have their own internal web and digital media teams.

Take a look at one of the annual events held in the program, Iron Web, below.

Learn more about the program, check out student work and hear from grads of the program on the IMA microsite.

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Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 years/September

Credential Diploma

Credits 155.00

Optional Exit Yes

Optional Exit Credits 78

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students

90

% OF RECENT GRADS FROM THE PROGRAM ARE EMPLOYED.

Why choose IMA Interactive?

Students are presented with real communication challenges that require teamwork—choose either to initiate and lead or support the work of others in developing a project to meet industry standards. You’ll end up with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your hard-earned skills and talent to potential employers.

You’ll find an invigorating and challenging program that hones your craft across a wide range of digital environments. The Media Specialization teaches you to write, announce, shoot, record, edit, and produce items for broadcast, cable, and audio/visual departments. The Interactive Specialization develops skills in writing, design, image editing and code for interactive applications for web, mobile, animation and basic game development firms.

Both specializations share a common first term that teaches a working knowledge of multimedia communication and lets you work as a team with a diverse group of fellow students on industry-standard projects. At the end of the year, you can choose to exit with an Interactive Media Arts certificate. In year two, Media Specialization students have the choice to major in Writer/Producer or Multimedia Producer while those in the Interactive Specialization can major in Designer or Developer.

ACC students take podium at 2014 Skills Canada Competition

Shawnee Holmes, a student in the IMA program, won bronze in the Website Development competition.

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