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Interactive Media Arts

Overview

Let your talent and creativity thrive in an exciting multimedia career. Learn how to merge technologies as you create compelling stories for various media outlets.

Do you want to be a content creator? The 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 images that have a message and make an impact. Learn to create designs that broaden minds.

You will find a stimulating and challenging environment to hone your craft. The interactive specialization develops skills in writing, design, image editing and coding interactive applications for web, mobile, animation and basic game development firms. This flexible and comprehensive program will prepare you to enter the workforce as a valuable member of a creative team or as a freelance specialist.

Design and code your own website, create digital art, publish your own videos and push yourself to find creative ways to showcase your ideas. Graduates have gone on to do amazing things, like work on blockbuster films, video games and digital designs to support big ad campaigns. Be a part of this creative, dynamic and growing community.

Gain real-world experience through an eight-week work practicum at the end of your second year of study. We place students at agencies and companies in Manitoba and across Canada. Your skills can also be used to gain recognized industry certifications. Our instructors will help you build your strengths to succeed in any number of industries.

 

Admissions

  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent

  • English 40G/40S or equivalent with a minimum mark of 65%

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

Careers & Connections

Careers

Graduates of the interactive specialization find exciting and challenging entry level opportunities as web designers, interface designers, flash animators, rich media authors and content producers. Prospective employers include design firms, advertising agencies, media production houses and large corporations that do their own web development internally. Freelance contracts or home-based businesses offer additional options. Graduates may apply their skills in the areas of webbased business applications, internet-delivered training and online news and entertainment programming.

Connections

Our connection with professional organizations allows our graduates to join a related professional organization or to gain advanced standing in their professional education programs.

  • Interactive Media Arts, (formerly the Media Production program), at Assiniboine have enjoyed a healthy partnership with Westman Communications Group over the last 26 years. IMA students spend many hours working as volunteers for community access programming on WCG-TV in their mobile production unit and in their studios. Students gain invaluable hands-on experience as camera operators, replay operators, character generator operators, (among other roles), and as on-camera hosts and announcers for sports and current affairs programming. In return, Westman Communications Group gains many hours of content for their customers to enjoy. 
  • Assiniboine also enjoys a unique relationship with MTS TV in the form of the Assiniboine Community College Film Festival. This real-world, hands-on, and above all authentic documentary production project allows students to work hand in hand with the Executive Producers of MTS TV, who pay the students a modest license fee for the rights to show the finished documentary films Province-wide on MTS TV's Video On Demand service. Students work through every authentic challenge from pitch to post-production under the guidance of experienced instructors. 

Several high schools have agreements with IMA at Assiniboine. In these instances, high school students may receive advanced standing at Assiniboine.

  • Winnipeg Technical College
  • Mountain View School Division
  • Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible for students to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit the Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

Booklists are available from your school office 30 days prior to the start date of your program. Visit the Bookstore website to learn more.

Our classrooms, labs and shops are equipped with the necessary equipment that you need to make the most of your experience. However, there are some tools and supplies that you will need to purchase for personal use to help you with your studies. Much of what you purchase you’ll be able to use after you graduate and begin your career. 

Textbooks are not required for Interactive Media Arts - Interactive Specialization Year 1.

Courses & Costs

To graduate with an Interactive Media Arts diploma, students must successfully complete 147 academic credits and 8 practical credits. Students may choose to exit after year one with an Interactive Media Arts certificate if they successfully complete 78 academic credits. 

Please note, all costs are approximate and subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $5,470 for year one and $5,150 for year two (plus an additional $2,000 in extracurricular costs). Estimated costs for books and supplies are $450 for year one and $610 for year two. Please note, all costs are approximate and subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs (International, 2019-20)
  Credits Tuition & Related Fees Textbooks, Tools, & Supplies Student Health Insurance Estimated Total*
IMA - Interactive (Year 1) 78 $19,040 $450 $1,000 $20,490
IMA - Interactive (Year 2) 77 $18,540 $610 $1,000 $20,150

*All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice. Extracurricular costs for program activities in Year 2 are estimated at $2,000. These costs are for program activities that are optional to the student such as large trips.

 

Year One Courses
Title Credits/CEUs Elective Distance PLAR
Digital Audio (MEDP-0056)

Corequisite: MEDP-0058 Production Laboratory
This combined theory and laboratory course introduces students to essential audio theory while orienting them to the equipment and software used to create audio content for interactive media applications. The focus is on operational procedures, basic production techniques, and maintaining technical quality throughout the production process. Students identify and describe elements of sound theory and the functions of basic equipment used in audio production studios and radio booths, and rehearse the role of the radio broadcast communicator. Students demonstrate best practices in the use of microphones, mixing consoles, recording media and audio monitor systems.

6 credit(s) No No No
Digital Design (COMP-0464)

This course prepares students for the challenges of imagining, creating and editing typographic, photographic, graphic and motion graphic elements for interactive media. Students use image and motion editing applications to create, manipulate, compose and optimize graphics for interactive and media. Students demonstrate knowledge of techniques and standards in design, photography, digital colour, typography and motion design, using the correct terms and explaining key concepts.

6 credit(s) No No No
Digital Imaging and Graphics 1 (COMP-0465)

Prerequisite: COMP-0464 Digital Design
This course builds upon the skills and techniques learned in Digital Design. Students learn more advanced features of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and other image-editing applications in the context of publishing for the web and interactive media.

6 credit(s) No No No
Digital Video (MEDP-0057)

This course prepares students for the challenges of pre-producing, set up, staging, lighting, composing, shooting and editing for interactive media. Focus is on the professional details necessary to successful video capture, sequencing and presentation for rich media. Students recall and use video production terminology to communicate effectively as members of a production team. Students demonstrate best practices in the use of camera, lighting, and video monitor systems and evaluate video productions and production values according to industry standards. Students identify and describe the underlying technical theory and the functions of basic equipment used in video production facilities/studios. Students master finished video productions for a variety of web delivery methods.

6 credit(s) No No No
Interactive Media Writing (COMM-0295)

Prerequisite: COMM-0299 Media Writing
Dazzling visual effects and lush audio tracks certainly enhance web sites, but people visit websites for information. Most often, that information comes in the form of text. That text must be presented clearly, directly and succinctly, and be easy to access. But written copy must also be engaging and entertaining in order to hold the interest of users. This course teaches students to interview for information, to write effective leads, to present written material accurately, conversationally and colourfully, and craft interesting and well-shaped stories.

3 credit(s) No No No
Media Writing 1 (COMM-0299)

Prerequisite: COMM-0136 Writing Skills
This course prepares students for the challenges of writing for interactive media by helping them to create, critique, edit and convey messages in response to communication problems. The focus is on writing that communicates using common grammar and usage. Students are presented with many fine examples of concise, powerful writing. They explore various methods for targeting text to an audience by applying motivational appeals to basic demographic preferences. This course examines the effects of mediated information and entertainment on people and economies, and attitudes toward the value and mutability of creative works. Also examined and discussed is the creator's responsibility to the audience. Students improve their presentation skills with regular practice. Students improve their ability to find, evaluate and cite appropriate information resources. This course guides students through the intricacies of basic written communication, word usage, storytelling and presentation techniques needed to contribute in creative workplaces.

3 credit(s) No No No
Networld (COMP-0467)

This course prepares students for the challenges of network structures and effects in Interactive Media. Students use best practices in operating on the internet, respecting copyright, fair use, file management and naming conventions. Students improve their working knowledge in PC and MAC operating systems, maintenance and basic troubleshooting for daily operations. They apply basic principles of web page modification to construct a basic web page framework and post assignments to the web. Students creatively format web documents using graphics, text, links, standard tables, basic SEO and basic CSS.

6 credit(s) No No No
Production Laboratory (MEDP-0058)

Corequisite: MEDP-0056 Digital Audio
This laboratory is a daily opportunity to complete assigned production tasks and to pursue those Digital Audio, Video or Design concepts and Writing, Networking and Visualization skills most in need of improvement with the instructors on hand. Students are responsible for assessing their own challenges in these areas, prioritizing the parts they do not understand and seeking guidance on the most difficult first. Regular, rotating schedules will be implemented to allow students access to production facilities for assigned project work.

3 credit(s) No No No
Project Management 1 (COMP-0468)

Prerequisite: COMM-0136 Writing Skills
Most projects have deadlines, and it seems they are getting shorter and shorter. This course examines the upfront planning done to make sure that tasks are understood and all are in agreement with them. In addition, students gain an understanding of objectives, deliverables, scope, risk, cost and approach. Microsoft Project is introduced and students create and strategize task schedules, timelines and client presentations on a project of value to them.

3 credit(s) No No No
Rich Media (COMP-0469)

Prerequisite: COMM-0295 Interactive Media Writing
Corequisite: COMP-0470 Rich Media Laboratory
This course introduces students to the basic workings of motion graphics and digital animation. Students explore the tools and features of motion graphics and digital animation in depth through practical lessons and projects. Topics include creating motion graphics and digital animation content, animation techniques, and interactivity, incorporating multimedia, Action Scripting and web/executable publishing.

6 credit(s) No No No
Rich Media Laboratory (COMP-0470)

Corequisite: COMP-0469 Rich Media
This lab enables students to use basic techniques of motion graphics and digital animation. Students explore the tolls and features of rich media applications in depth through firsthand experience. This lab links tightly with Rich Media and offers ample time to develop skills, knowledge and judgments in creating motion graphics and digital animation content by incorporating multimedia, Action Scripting and web/executable publishing.

3 credit(s) No No No
Visual Communication (ARTS-0014)

This course prepares students for the challenges of imagining, visualizing, designing, and composing for interactive media. The focus is on useful, time-tested visual communication techniques. Students represent ideas as design elements for creative planning and successful execution. They create storyboards that clearly communicate subject's distance, direction, speed and other qualities of motion. Students use visual metaphor, parallels and common associations to communicate persuasive, informative and entertaining messages. They use good composition, appropriate colour schemes and balanced typography to get and hold attention. Students exhibit recognition of key creators, styles and quality concepts from the history of art, design and film. They demonstrate awareness of current trends in art, design and film.

6 credit(s) No No No
Visual Design 1 (ARTS-0015)

Prerequisite: ARTS-0014 Visual Communication
This course introduces students to elements and principles of design. The course is delivered in a studio and deals with the fundamentals of creativity and interpretation in the graphic arts.

6 credit(s) No No No
Web Design 1 (COMP-0471)

Prerequisite: COMP-0467 Networld
This course expands upon the knowledge and skills gained in the Networld course. Cascading Style Sheets, basic JavaScript, optimizing web sites for different browsers, resolutions, and operating systems are among the topics covered. WYSIWYG editors and HTML editors are explored along with their advantages and disadvantages.

6 credit(s) No No No
Web Design 2 (COMP-0472)

Prerequisite: COMP-0471 Web Design 1
This course is a continuation of the topics and theories introduced in Web Design 1. It focuses on advanced web coding techniques, strategies and languages (such as XML) as defined by the current recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

6 credit(s) No No No
Writing Skills (COMM-0136)

The ability of writers to gather and interpret information, then create and present text and/or content in a clear, concise and coherent manner, is essential to the credibility, accessibility and professional presentation of any print, broadcast or multimedia venture. This course focuses on the fundamental building blocks of writing: grammar, punctuation, spelling and word usage.

3 credit(s) No No Yes
Year Two Courses (Designer Specialization)
Title Credits/CEUs Elective Distance PLAR
3D Animation (COMP-0482)

Prerequisites: COMP-0465 Digital Imaging and Graphics 1, COMP-0469 Rich Media
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of 3D imaging and animation. Basic modeling, rendering and animation techniques are taught in a hands-on environment. Students are expected to apply knowledge gained in prerequisite courses, especially design and storytelling concepts.

6 credit(s) No No No
3D Authoring (COMP-0483)

Prerequisites: COMP-0482 3D Animation, COMP-0492 Web Authoring 1
Corequisite: COMP-0493 Web Authoring 2
The production techniques of 3D animation, motion graphics, and video special effects expand the creative opportunities for interactive designers and enhance the delivery of rich media content. This course explores solutions for delivering rich media, animation, and video through the web. This course focuses on rich media authoring and delivery methods and techniques.

3 credit(s) No No No
Capstone Project (Designer) (COMP-0484)

Prerequisites: COMP-0487 Digital Imaging and Graphics 2, BUSN-0145 Interactive Business Practices
Corequisites: COMP-0483 3D Authoring, COMP-0491 Web Application Development 3, COMP-0493 Web Authoring 2
This course enables students to envision, design and produce a client-driven project integrating skills, knowledge and judgments learned in the designer major.

9 credit(s) No No No
Content Management (COMP-0486)

Prerequisites: COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, ARTS-0016 Visual Design 2, COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
Corequisites: COMP-0490 Web Application Development 2, ARTS-0017 Visual Design 3
This course teaches students how to use website management tools to increase efficiency and productivity in website creation, editing and maintenance. Students explore the application in depth learning features related to HTML (HyperText Markup Language)editing, JavaScript, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), page layout, global design tools, extensions, graphics and Microsoft Office integration.

3 credit(s) No No No
Digital Imaging and Graphics 2 (COMP-0487)

Prerequisite: COMP-0465 Digital Imaging and Graphics 1
This course builds upon the skills and techniques learned in the prerequisite course. Students learn to develop more complex elements and imagery using image-editing applications to produce eye-catching graphics for interactive media.

3 credit(s) No No No
Industry Encounter (BUSN-0146)

Corequisite: MEDP-0066 Capstone Project (MMP) or MEDP-0067 Capstone Project (WPR)
This course includes visits by and to industry professionals and is offered as workshops, presentations, demonstrations, tours, existing conferences, student-run conferences, conventions, special competitions, Speed Mentoring and/or small projects initiated by students with professionals. This course is assessed by the quality of preparatory work, engagement, and the documented reporting on the events attended by each student.

3 credit(s) No No No
Interactive Business Practices (BUSN-0145)

Prerequisite: COMM-0136 Writing Skills
Whether self-employed or working for a large corporation, business understanding is crucial to success in interactive media. This course provides students with the tools to effectively communicate in a business environment. Focusing on business foundations, business models, basic contract terms, freelance practices, time-tracking, scheduling and billing applications, networked employment and crowd-sourcing, ethical behaviour and emotional intelligence, students discover the challenges and rewards of working in an ever-changing industry.

3 credit(s) No No No
Internet Scripting (COMP-0488)

Prerequisite: COMP-0472 Web Design 2
This course focuses on client side scripting using state of the art methods. Students learn how to customize the delivery of web content and customize each user's interaction within a web site.

6 credit(s) No No No
Practicum - INTR (PRAC-0227)

Prerequisites: A cumulative weighted grade point average (CWGPA) of 2.0 or greater, BUSN-0146 Industry Encounter, BUSN-0145 Interactive Business Practices and COMP-0484 Capstone Project (Designer) OR COMP-0485 Capstone Project (Developer)
Eligible interactive specialization students are assigned to an eight-week unpaid position at web design firms, graphic design firms, institutional web design units and communications offices, interactive media production facilities, advertising agencies, educational courseware developers, distance education publishing centres, or to instructor-assigned duties, to observe, practice and work in employment situations for eight weeks. In all cases, placements are designed to complement the training and experience level achieved by the student, and to enhance student employability.

8 credit(s) No No No
Visual Design 2 (ARTS-0016)

Prerequisites: ARTS-0015 Visual Design 1, COMP-0472 Web Design 2
Corequisites: COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
This course is delivered in a studio where a variety of materials are used. Students do applied work in line, colour, value, texture, form and space. Advanced quality digital image capture is taught. Completed projects are evaluated according to established principles of design.

6 credit(s) No No No
Visual Design 3 (ARTS-0017)

Prerequisites: ARTS-0016 Visual Design 2, COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
Corequisites: COMP-0486 Content Management, COMP-0490 Web Application Development 2
This course expands on design knowledge and skills gained to develop more student-initiated and client-initiated projects. Students use professional design practices to execute creative and original work from well-developed plans. Students use various media and methods to develop time-based design projects.

3 credit(s) No No No
Web Application Development 1 (COMP-0489)

Prerequisite: COMP-0465 Digital Imaging and Graphics 1, COMP-0469 Rich Media, COMP-0472 Web Design 2
This course shows students how to build data-driven websites that can be updated by an administrator, using a web editor to store content and configure in a database, manipulate it with server-side script and present it with HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Topics include handling user input, programming calculations, web forms and writing to store data.

3 credit(s) No No No
Web Application Development 2 (COMP-0490)

Prerequisite: COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
This course expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in the prerequisite course. Students create projects that send and receive data to and from a server. This course focuses on developing applications using server-side scripting and database access. Topics include dynamic data, login/registration application and electronic commerce.

6 credit(s) No No No
Web Application Development 3 (COMP-0491)

Prerequisite: COMP-0490 Web Application Development 2
This is a continuing study of the material covered in web authoring and web application development courses, dedicated to helping students develop their capstone project.

6 credit(s) No No No
Web Authoring 1 (COMP-0492)

Prerequisites: COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, COMP-0469 Rich Media
This course expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in rich media and digital imaging courses. Project work becomes more advanced with emphasis on rich media application development and streaming technology. Topics include programmatic animation, streaming media and rich interactive applications.

3 credit(s) No No No
Web Authoring 2 (COMP-0493)

Prerequisite: COMP-0492 Web Authoring 1
This course expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite courses. Project work becomes more advanced with emphasis on dynamic interactive media application development and data integration. Topics include XML (Extensible Markup Language) in rich media, components, advanced effects, small game development, small mobile apps and server side communication.

6 credit(s) No No No
Year Two Courses (Developer Specialization)
Title Credits/CEUs Elective Distance PLAR
3D Animation (COMP-0482)

Prerequisites: COMP-0465 Digital Imaging and Graphics 1, COMP-0469 Rich Media
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of 3D imaging and animation. Basic modeling, rendering and animation techniques are taught in a hands-on environment. Students are expected to apply knowledge gained in prerequisite courses, especially design and storytelling concepts.

6 credit(s) No No No
3D Authoring (COMP-0483)

Prerequisites: COMP-0482 3D Animation, COMP-0492 Web Authoring 1
Corequisite: COMP-0493 Web Authoring 2
The production techniques of 3D animation, motion graphics, and video special effects expand the creative opportunities for interactive designers and enhance the delivery of rich media content. This course explores solutions for delivering rich media, animation, and video through the web. This course focuses on rich media authoring and delivery methods and techniques.

3 credit(s) No No No
Capstone Project (Developer) (COMP-0485)

Prerequisites: COMP-0487 Digital Imaging and Graphics 2, BUSN-0145 Interactive Business Practices
Corequisites: COMP-0483 3D Authoring, COMP-0491 Web Application Development 3, COMP-0493 Web Authoring 2
This course enables students to envision, design and produce a client-driven project integrating skills, knowledge and judgments learned in the developer major.

9 credit(s) No No No
Content Management (COMP-0486)

Prerequisites: COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, ARTS-0016 Visual Design 2, COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
Corequisites: COMP-0490 Web Application Development 2, ARTS-0017 Visual Design 3
This course teaches students how to use website management tools to increase efficiency and productivity in website creation, editing and maintenance. Students explore the application in depth learning features related to HTML (HyperText Markup Language)editing, JavaScript, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), page layout, global design tools, extensions, graphics and Microsoft Office integration.

3 credit(s) No No No
Digital Imaging and Graphics 2 (COMP-0487)

Prerequisite: COMP-0465 Digital Imaging and Graphics 1
This course builds upon the skills and techniques learned in the prerequisite course. Students learn to develop more complex elements and imagery using image-editing applications to produce eye-catching graphics for interactive media.

3 credit(s) No No No
Industry Encounter (BUSN-0146)

Corequisite: MEDP-0066 Capstone Project (MMP) or MEDP-0067 Capstone Project (WPR)
This course includes visits by and to industry professionals and is offered as workshops, presentations, demonstrations, tours, existing conferences, student-run conferences, conventions, special competitions, Speed Mentoring and/or small projects initiated by students with professionals. This course is assessed by the quality of preparatory work, engagement, and the documented reporting on the events attended by each student.

3 credit(s) No No No
Interactive Business Practices (BUSN-0145)

Prerequisite: COMM-0136 Writing Skills
Whether self-employed or working for a large corporation, business understanding is crucial to success in interactive media. This course provides students with the tools to effectively communicate in a business environment. Focusing on business foundations, business models, basic contract terms, freelance practices, time-tracking, scheduling and billing applications, networked employment and crowd-sourcing, ethical behaviour and emotional intelligence, students discover the challenges and rewards of working in an ever-changing industry.

3 credit(s) No No No
Internet Scripting (COMP-0488)

Prerequisite: COMP-0472 Web Design 2
This course focuses on client side scripting using state of the art methods. Students learn how to customize the delivery of web content and customize each user's interaction within a web site.

6 credit(s) No No No
Practicum - INTR (PRAC-0227)

Prerequisites: A cumulative weighted grade point average (CWGPA) of 2.0 or greater, BUSN-0146 Industry Encounter, BUSN-0145 Interactive Business Practices and COMP-0484 Capstone Project (Designer) OR COMP-0485 Capstone Project (Developer)
Eligible interactive specialization students are assigned to an eight-week unpaid position at web design firms, graphic design firms, institutional web design units and communications offices, interactive media production facilities, advertising agencies, educational courseware developers, distance education publishing centres, or to instructor-assigned duties, to observe, practice and work in employment situations for eight weeks. In all cases, placements are designed to complement the training and experience level achieved by the student, and to enhance student employability.

8 credit(s) No No No
Visual Design 2 (ARTS-0016)

Prerequisites: ARTS-0015 Visual Design 1, COMP-0472 Web Design 2
Corequisites: COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
This course is delivered in a studio where a variety of materials are used. Students do applied work in line, colour, value, texture, form and space. Advanced quality digital image capture is taught. Completed projects are evaluated according to established principles of design.

6 credit(s) No No No
Visual Design 3 (ARTS-0017)

Prerequisites: ARTS-0016 Visual Design 2, COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
Corequisites: COMP-0486 Content Management, COMP-0490 Web Application Development 2
This course expands on design knowledge and skills gained to develop more student-initiated and client-initiated projects. Students use professional design practices to execute creative and original work from well-developed plans. Students use various media and methods to develop time-based design projects.

3 credit(s) No No No
Web Application Development 1 (COMP-0489)

Prerequisite: COMP-0465 Digital Imaging and Graphics 1, COMP-0469 Rich Media, COMP-0472 Web Design 2
This course shows students how to build data-driven websites that can be updated by an administrator, using a web editor to store content and configure in a database, manipulate it with server-side script and present it with HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Topics include handling user input, programming calculations, web forms and writing to store data.

3 credit(s) No No No
Web Application Development 2 (COMP-0490)

Prerequisite: COMP-0489 Web Application Development 1
This course expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in the prerequisite course. Students create projects that send and receive data to and from a server. This course focuses on developing applications using server-side scripting and database access. Topics include dynamic data, login/registration application and electronic commerce.

6 credit(s) No No No
Web Application Development 3 (COMP-0491)

Prerequisite: COMP-0490 Web Application Development 2
This is a continuing study of the material covered in web authoring and web application development courses, dedicated to helping students develop their capstone project.

6 credit(s) No No No
Web Authoring 1 (COMP-0492)

Prerequisites: COMP-0488 Internet Scripting, COMP-0469 Rich Media
This course expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in rich media and digital imaging courses. Project work becomes more advanced with emphasis on rich media application development and streaming technology. Topics include programmatic animation, streaming media and rich interactive applications.

3 credit(s) No No No
Web Authoring 2 (COMP-0493)

Prerequisite: COMP-0492 Web Authoring 1
This course expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite courses. Project work becomes more advanced with emphasis on dynamic interactive media application development and data integration. Topics include XML (Extensible Markup Language) in rich media, components, advanced effects, small game development, small mobile apps and server side communication.

6 credit(s) No No No

Specializations

When you apply, you will choose one of two specializations: Interactive or Media. To help you decide, you can arrange to Spend a Day in the program and talk to instructors and current students of the program. Both specializations share a common first term to give you a working knowledge of multimedia communication and offer an opportunity to work as a team member with a diverse group of fellow students on industry-standard projects. At the end of the first year, should you find that you are more interested in another line of study, you can choose to exit with an Interactive Media Arts certificate.

Fast Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next program information session?

Program information sessions are completely free to attend, and we invite you to bring a guest along as well. It's a good idea to register in advance so we know you're coming. 

To find the complete schedule for our program information sessions and to RSVP, visit the program information session page.