Our Interactive Media Management program offered in partnership with MEET's Digital Culture Centre in Milan responds to a growing need within the design industry for a new skill set – one that crosses the traditional disciplinary boundaries of advertising, industrial, graphic and new media design. NOTE: Graduates of this program will not be eligible for the Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) in Canada upon completion.

Overview

Program name
Interactive Media Management
Code
G212
Experiential learning
Field Placement available with portfolio approval
Duration
1 year (3 semesters)
Starting month
September
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Method of study
FT

Year of Study

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2020-2021

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Program Availability

Domestic students
This program is currently only available to international students.
International students
Sept. 2020 Closed
Jan. 2021 N/A
May 2021 N/A

Full Description

3-d design by student Annie Ratcliffe

The Interactive Media Management graduate certificate program responds to a growing need within the design industry for a new skill set – one that crosses the traditional disciplinary boundaries of advertising, industrial, graphic and new media design.

Taught by international faculty with industry experience, the program empowers designers with the latest real-time interactive tools and technologies. With the integration of these technologies into public and commercial settings, such as museums and retail environments, as well as the education and medical sectors, designers need to be armed with key knowledge of interface design, information visualization and virtual spaces. They have a mission to create friendly systems and interfaces that dramatically improve the lives of consumers and sellers alike.

The program combines design education with software instruction and hands-on workshops to configure interactive design strategies using existing and emerging display technologies. You will be exposed to best practice examples and real-world models. You are encouraged to generate a unique design strategy and test it through an applied project directed toward the development of a fully functional, interactive demonstration prototype ready for a public audience. The program offers a unique and intensive delivery structure in which the first two semesters are held in Milan, and the final semester is held in Toronto.

Watch the video below to see some of the incredible work created by students of the Interactive Media Management program.

Experiential Learning

Field Placement available with portfolio approval

Your Field Study options

Students with approved portfolios are eligible for non-mandatory external field placements in Semester 3.

Note: External field placements in Toronto are contingent on successful visa applications.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Facilitate effective completion of both individual and collaborative interactive media projects.
  2. Use and evaluate best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich-­media content.
  3. Conduct and evaluate a thorough assessment of the requirements of a complex interactive media project.
  4. Coordinate the development, budgeting, planning and professional presentation of a complex interactive media project.
  5. Design and coordinate a complex media project (interface, navigation, graphics, text treatment) using best practice design and development principles and applying conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
  6. Manage the building of effective and dynamic complex websites and/or mobile applications.
  7. Propose solutions to ethical and professional issues arising in an online environment.
  8. Apply research and conceptual skills to propose optimal solutions for mobile/multimedia/web development problems and facilitate these skills within the project team.
  9. Provide creative leadership that results in the effective design, development and implementation of complex interactive media projects.
  10. Evaluate the financial, technical and artistic success of a complex interactive media project and present recommendations for improvement.

Required Courses

SEMESTER 1 (in Milan, Italy)

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DESN1051Web Design and Development 1
DESN1055Interactive Design and Systems 1
DESN1056Media Production 1
DESN1058Production Management 1
DESN1103Prototyping 1
DESN11053D Design 1
DESN1107Interactive Production Project 1

SEMESTER 2 (in Milan, Italy)

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DESN1061Web Design and Development 2
DESN1065Interactive Design and Systems 2
DESN1066Media Production 2
DESN11133D Design 2
DESN1115Prototyping 2
DESN1117Interactive Production Project 2
DESN1158Production Management 2

SEMESTER 3 (in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DESN1088Studio Entrepreneurship
DESN1089Interactive Experiential Thesis

Detailed course outline

Articulation Agreement

George Brown College’s Centre for Arts Design & Information Technology is the official academic partner of MEET – a new centre in Milan that aims to cultivate digital culture through events, exhibitions, and academic programming.

MEET, Milan’s Digital Culture Centre, is a social enterprise and forum that anticipates and brings international trends to the public – a place where Digital Culture’s innovative practices and languages are fully experienced. MEET’s vibrant and varied programming includes international events, workshops and courses for individuals of all ages, and postgraduate programs offered in partnership with George Brown College.

Your Career

Graduates may go on to careers designing or managing design in the digital media sector or in their own business. Graduates will have the specific skills and expertise to be employed as:

  • Creative Directors
  • Multimedia Designers/Specialists
  • User Interface Designers
  • Design Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Web Designers
  • Web Developers

NOTE: Graduates of this program will not be eligible for the Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) in Canada upon completion.

Educational/Degree Pathway

Students from George Brown College's Interaction Design and Development, Graphic Design, and Game Development programs can enter into the Interactive Media Management program. Students who already have a college or university background, or applicable work experience can enter into the the Interactive Media Management Program. Upon completion of the Interactive Media Management Program students can go onto a career in design or design entrepreneurship.

Tuition

€16,100 (Euros)*

Additional Cost

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials (non-refundable), student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

Note that this program is international— all enrolled students are subject to international fees, regardless of country of origin.

To accept your offer and confirm your seat in the program you will be required to pay a minimum of your first semester fee of approximately 5,500 Euros.

For applicants from non-EU countries, you may choose to pay your fees in Canadian dollars or other currency. You may make payments using the CIBC payment platform on our Online Application for International Students page.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Admission Requirements

* Qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio and resume electronically. Details on these supplementary requirements will be communicated at a later date to qualified applicants, as part of the review process. Qualified applicants may also be invited for an interview.

To be admitted into the post-secondary program (Postgraduate) you must:

  1. Have graduated from senior secondary school and university or college.
  2. Be 17 years of age or older at the time of program start.
  3. Pay the non-refundable $95 application fee. This can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX), or electronic bank transfer as specified on the online application.
  4. Provide proof of English proficiency. If English is not the official first language in your country, you must have one of the following (upload a copy of the Test Report)
IELTS (Academic)6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
TOEFL

88 overall, minimum 22 in each skill band

PTE (Academic)60 overall, minimum 55 in each skill band
George Brown English for Academic Purposes ProgramNot available for this program
George Brown Admissions Test (only offered in Toronto)Only Offered in Toronto. For more information, please visit our Admission Assessment page.
ESL from other Ontario collegesNot available

View list of countries eligible for exemption from providing proof of English proficiency.

You may also be able to meet our English proficiency requirements by completing the appropriate ESL level at one of our language school partners (in Toronto only). For more information, please see our International Partners page.

Supporting Documents
  • Copy of your passport page containing your photo and personal information.
  • Translated and attested copies of University/College transcript & Degree/Diploma.

Special Notes

  • For most countries, copies of originals should be attested as “true copies” by the educational institution or by a notary
  • If you are under 17 at program start, you must submit custodianship documents

Please attach all documents required in support of your application but do not send any extra documents that are not required.

George Brown College Admissions Officers reserve the right to request original documents if there are any doubts or questions with regard to authenticity or legibility of documents submitted electronically.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level.

Please see our English Proficiency page for further information regarding requirements.

Special Requirements

Important Immigration Information

Applying for a Study Visa to Italy

If you are a non-EU student, you will be required to apply for the proper study and residency Visas through your local Italian Embassy, Consulate, or local Italian authorities in your country. More information about this process will be added to this section at a later date.

Applying for a Study Permit to Canada

Please note: Students will require a Study Permit and “Co-op” work permit for the in-Canada portion starting in May 2021 and finishing at the end of August 2021.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regulations state: “If the overall course of study is greater than six months, then the student requires a study permit for the in-Canada portion of the program, even if the in-Canada portion is less than six months. The duration of the study permit should be for the duration of the in-Canada portion only [4 months].”

The processing time for Canadian study permits in Italy is approximately 3 weeks, but this could change without notice.

Students should apply for their study permits and co-op work permits well in advance of arriving in Canada.

In addition, they will need to request the appropriate George Brown supporting documentation (i.e., an enrolment letter and a co-op work permit support letter) to be able to apply for their study permit and their co-op work permit.

Please note that students of this program are not eligible for a postgraduate work permit upon completion of the program, since the in-Canada component is only 4 months.

Please see our Study Permit for International Students page for further information.

Students are solely responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada, including any medical or study and work permit-related requirements.

Applicants and students of George Brown College are encouraged to consult the CIC website or consult the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to confirm or clarify immigration-related information and requirements.

How Do I Apply to the Program

Please visit this link for more information on how to apply: georgebrown.ca/international/futurestudents/howtoapply/

Contact Us

School of Design

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3129

Email: game@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

MEET's Digital Culture Centre is located in the former Spazio Oberdan cultural centre in Milan, Italy. The building has been renovated by Carlo Ratti Associati to make it suitable for traditional and non-traditional program delivery, including the creation of classrooms, meeting areas, an auditorium and exhibition space. The first two semesters of the program will be delivered in this new space, situated in the heart of Milan in a district that represents the city's dynamism and vibrant history.

The third semester of the program is offered through George Brown's School of Design, located at our Waterfront Campus at 3 Lower Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The School of Design resides in a new 103,000-square-foot facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development. This state-of-the-art building supports academic programs and industry projects with features such as:

  • Virtual and augmented reality lab
  • Usability and testing lab
  • Future Ways of Living lab
  • Peer tutor lab
  • Digital Sandbox
  • Incubators
  • Prototyping and workshop spaces
  • Design and innovation showcase spaces

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