Algonquin College

Course Details

Graduate Certificate in Interactive Multimedia

Course Description

Advance your career with the one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program. Interactive Multimedia plays a vital role in just about any industry in today's market. This pioneering program is highly concentrated and allows the student to develop the professional skill sets needed in today's market. All courses follow a hands-on approach to learning and emphasize individual skills while giving special importance to teamwork. Students are taught the fundamentals of the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, the industry standard software package. They also learn how to plan, manage, design, develop and prototype various multimedia projects from the ground up to completion. Topics include graphic layout,web design,interface architecture,client-side and server programming, project management, motion graphics, MySQL and Flash development. Some of the languages taught include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and ActionScript. Students also experience a live client project during the second term which enhances their portfolio. Graduates may find employment in such exciting, dynamic fields as multimedia development, web design, video editing, project management, flash programming, interface architecture, online education and server-side developer. SUCCESS FACTORS This program is well-suited for students who: Want to start a new exciting field of work, or enhance their existing career. Are comfortable and well organized in a Windows, Mac or Linux environment. Have experience with various applications, both OS dependent and online. Are self-motivated and can take on a project as an individual or in a team environment. Have a interest in design, programming, animation or digital project development.

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Career outcomes

This program prepares students to work as multimedia designers and producers for agencies, corporations and institutions that use interactive media. There is a wide range of public and private sector employers, including design houses, advertising agencies, newspapers and magazines, educational institutions, the federal and provincial government, health care facilities, and the recreation and tourism industries. Employment opportunities may include flash animator, media director, video and audio technician, graphic layout designer, interactive designer, interface architect, web programmer, multimedia developer, project manager, multimedia editor, multimedia systems analyst, new media designer, web designer, production assistant, production coordinator, project leader, video producer, web designer or Flash developer.

Graduate Certificate in Interactive Multimedia Algonquin College