Algonquin College

Interactive Media Design


Build the creative and technical skills to be adaptable to any media industry career.
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. Web-design, programming, as well as video and motion graphic skills, are in demand in all employment sectors. You explore the primary elements of media project planning and development with equal importance given to the creative and the technical aspects. This balanced learning experience prepares graduates to be generalists in the media industry meaning you can jump into a wide variety of roles as you begin your careers.
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 several program-specific elective courses, you can focus your path towards specializing as motion graphic designer or a web developer, or you can choose to remain as a generalist, depending on your interests. You plan and execute individual and team-based projects under the guidance of a faculty, industry experts in the media field. You gain practical experience working with live clients through applied projects. You navigate these learning opportunities with the operating system of your choice, such as Mac OS X or Windows.
This industry-driven program provides you with the diverse skillset that makes you adaptable in todays dynamic job market across all sectors. Graduates may find employment in a wide variety of fields utilizing their skills in dynamic media development, web design and programming, photography, videography, motion graphics, project management, UX design, graphic design, and content management. Other opportunities involve start-up businesses or work as a freelancer or contractor. Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquins New Technology Store at educational rates.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Are highly adaptable to today`s technology.
Are imaginative and enjoy solving problems.
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning.
Aspire to balance skills in creative video design with web-development programming.
Enjoy working on team projects.

Program Duration:
2 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
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