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
School
School of Design
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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2018-2019

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Waitlisted
Jan. 2019 N/A
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 N/A
May 2019 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 is designed to give power back to designers, introducing them to 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

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

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

$16,889.00 *

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 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 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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School of Design

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3129

Email: game@georgebrown.ca

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