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Interactive Media Design

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School Of Media and Design (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Game and Interactive Media Design
Description:Interactive Media Design is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program designed to prepare you for a variety of careers in the digital media industry. You explore the primary elements of media project planning and development with equal importance given to the creative and the technical aspects.

Strong emphasis is placed on hands-on media production through courses in computer-based web design and programming as well as video and motion graphics. Through a number of program-specific elective courses, you focus your path towards specializing as a video producer or a web developer, or you can choose to remain a generalist, depending on your interests. You plan and execute individual and team-based projects under the guidance of program professors and industry experts in the media field. You gain practical experience working with live clients through applied projects and have the choice to gain additional industry experience through an optional co-op work term. You navigate these learning opportunities with the operating system of your choice such as Apple OS X, Windows or other platforms.
URL:Interactive Media Design at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,821
International: $15,906

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Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on May 12, 2020

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