Humber’s award-winning Multimedia Design and Development diploma program offers the opportunity to participate in an extensive multimedia design education where you’ll build a range of interactive digital media production skills including web design, mobile interface design, experience design, motion graphics, 2D animation, web coding, streaming, user testing, video and sound editing, user interface prototyping, digital storytelling, and interactive design. Through this hands-on learning process, you will develop the fundamental creative and technical multimedia design and development capabilities needed to pursue employment in videography, motion graphics, web design and interactive content development.
Multimedia Design and Development is one of the three programs within our interaction and design common platform cluster. The first semester of this program is shared with the three-year Web Design and Interactive Media program, and the three-year Graphic Design program. This offers you exposure to the different areas of programming, common elements of design and creative thinking, and collaborative work with students studying to work in complementary career fields. Greater exposure to the ever-evolving exciting world of design and development will allow you to investigate the edges of this area of study, and then you will confirm your focus prior to your second semester of study.
You will cultivate important collaborative teamwork and project management skills through group assignments both within this program, and through interdisciplinary work with students in sister programs. This will prepare you for collaborative projects in the field and help you gain real-world perspective on the nature of multimedia work. You will be prepared to pursue new media opportunities by developing a comprehensive portfolio that you can present to potential employers or clients, and have exposure to the entrepreneurial opportunities open to professionals in this rich field. Students in this program will also build real-world user experience skills through the use of our unique, state-of-the-art mobile usability lab and through a work placement.Courses Program Standards
Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which takes place in the last semester of study.
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This program has a common platform with 1 common year, giving you 3 choices.
BuildingF (formerly the AdCentre) brings marketers and agencies together with advanced students from virtually any Humber program to produce strategic creative content and technology solutions.
Instead of just being given a grade for assignments, students are provided with a chance to work with real clients, on actual accounts, receiving first-hand experience in the field.
The disciplines that can be accessed through BuildingF include anything found in a modern advertising, design or PR agency, including brand experience design, communications marketing, advertising design, writing, production, and much more.
The Usability Lab is a new facility for students in the School of Media Studies & Information Technology at Humber College. This “Live Lab” is a full-fledged usability lab where content creators can capture & assess the interaction between user and design.
This Usability Lab is specialized, in that it was purposefully built for usability studies to ensure that the environment does not interfere with the testing. Designed with flexibility at its core, it has been equipped with a broad variety of technology, supporting usability testing at many different levels of sophistication.
What makes this lab unique is the fact that it is mobile. This one-of-a-kind usability lab can be delivered to those who wish to use and evaluate our designs, as well as their own. For our students, they can participate in, and lead experiments that will truly test the designs they have developed, to make sure they work in the manner they have been designed to work.
Demand for creative and effective multimedia content continues to grow across all sectors of the economy, creating a wealth of opportunities for interactive design and development specialists with proven skills and current knowledge of industry needs.
Help corporations, not-for-profits and government agencies stand out in the vast and cluttered digital universe with your ability to create compelling and effective interactive media content for smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. Your skill at creating a variety of multimedia applications using the full range of industry standard software will allow you to advance in this rapidly evolving field.
With practical training through our program, you’ll have opportunities at a broad variety of large or small organizations that have media production and presentation facilities.
Recent graduates of this program have found work at Intrafinity.com, TheJuggernaut.ca, De - mac Media.com, DesignAxiom.ca, Rogers, iVillage.ca, CBC.ca, CTV.ca, SapientNitro, CHUM Radio, NuBrand.com, CanWest, MTV Canada, Macleans.ca, MacLaren McCann, Teletoon, Taxi.ca, The Weather Network, Devlin.ca and other organizations.
Students from professor Robert Blain's second-year Web Design and Interactive Media class were asked to redesign Legalswipe's innovative app.
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