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Interactive Media Design - Web

Program Code
IMDW
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Campus
Barrie

Program requirements

  • 18 Mandatory Courses
  • 2 Communications Courses
  • 1 Optional Course
  • 3 General Education Courses
  • 1 Co-op Work Term

Please see our course listings of available General Education and Communications courses for this program.

Program Description

Students are instructed in the use of current Web and Internet technologies to create innovative, interactive products for a variety of users, platforms, and devices. They are taught to plan, design, and develop engaging and intuitive user interfaces. Courses cover the use of current technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, the Document Object Model (DOM), Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and a variety of popular scripting frameworks. With a focus on user-centred design, students apply human-computer interaction principles, standards-based technologies, and web application best practices to create an accessible, usable, and captivating user experience.

Additional Info

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac*) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following specifications: HARDWARE - Intel i3 processor or AMD equivalent - 4GB of memory or greater - 250GB hard drive OPERATING SYSTEM - Microsoft Windows (current version) or - Apple OS X (current version)* SOFTWARE - Adobe Photoshop** - Adobe Illustrator** - Microsoft Office*** - Microsoft Visual Studio*** Please note that your existing notebook computer will likely satisfy the above hardware requirements. Contact the Program Co-ordinator if you need further information about these requirements. *Mac users will need to have Microsoft Windows installed either as a disk partition or using a third-party virtualization software package **All Adobe products are available via a monthly subscription license fee (check http://adobe.com for current education pricing) ***Microsoft product licenses are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost