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Pursue your passion for web design and programming

Interactive Media Design – Web Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

Learn to build great user experiences for a variety of applications. A unique blend of design and programming training.

Program code IMDW
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

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-centered design, students apply human-computer interaction principles, standards-based technologies, and web application best practices to create an accessible, usable, and captivating user experience.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Interactive Media Design – Web program?

Interactive Media Design – Web admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac1) 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)1

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Photoshop2
  • Adobe Illustrator2
  • Microsoft Office3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio3

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.

What career paths can I take in web design and programming?

Your Interactive Media Design – Web diploma gives you many career opportunities

Graduates may find employment as designers and/or developers of interactive interfaces for a wide variety of organizations. They may function as internal specialists, or as part of an external team as a contractor or vendor. Such roles require professionals who are well-connected, adaptable, creative, innovative, forward-thinking, and personable team players with strong communication skills. Job titles might include Web Designer/Developer, User Experience Designer, Interactive Designer, Front-End Developer, Full-Stack Developer, Web Content Manager, and User Interface Designer.

Flex MORE. Study Interactive Media Design – Web part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What you need to know:

What courses are included in the Interactive Media Design – Web diploma program?

Course overview

18 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
5 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Interactive Media Design – Web program outline.

  • COMP 1002 – HTML, CSS, and JS Fundamentals
  • COMP 1030 – Programming Fundamentals
  • COMP 1051 – Digital Design Principles
  • COMP 1102 – User Experience
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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