The Interactive Media Management 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.

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Overview

Program name
Interactive Media Management
Code
G412
Location
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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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 N/A
May 2020 N/A
International students
Sept. 2019 Open
Jan. 2020 N/A
May 2020 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.

This 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.

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.

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

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

SEMESTER 2

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

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
DESN1088Studio Entrepreneurship
DESN1089Interactive Experiential Thesis

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

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

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

$17,121.00 *

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 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Admission Requirements

* Qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio 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.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission. In addition, applicants who are accepted to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency at the college level, and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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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

This program is part of our School of Design, located at our St. James Campus, and is currently taught out of both 230 Richmond Street East and 341 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada BUT an exciting move is planned for 2019 – see more below!

On-campus information sessions are available. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom at one of our information sessions. You can also book a tour of the campus or explore our virtual tour.

Future School of Design Building

In 2019, the School of Design will get a new home. George Brown College's Waterfront Campus is expanding to include an exciting new 103,000-square-foot facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development at 162 Queens Quay East that will house our School of Design programs and a research hub. This state-of-the-art building will support 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

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