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Multimedia Design and Development

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 11701 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthWaitlistedClosed

The 2016-2017 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,877.78
  • international: $14,200.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$500 – learning materials (per year).

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you've already learned and help you take the next step in less time. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Digital Communications, Bachelor of 

Effective October 1, 2016:

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

 *The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

George Paravantes
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4722



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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In order to continue with your application for Multimedia Design and Development, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission. Please refer to the program page at to verify this program’s academic admission requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions using the email address or phone number on this page.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent that answers the following questions:

  1. What is your goal in the Multimedia Program at Humber?
  2. In which way do you intend to contribute to the multimedia program socially, technically or personally once accepted?
  3. Why did you choose the multimedia program at Humber?
  4. Which of the courses offered in this program are particularly beneficial in pursuing your professional goals?
  5. Why do you think you are the right person for this program?
  6. What knowledge and skills gathered in your previous education will be useful?
  7. Have you already gathered any relevant professional experience?
  8. Have you gathered any relevant experience as a member of any organization?
  9. How will you use these skills in the Multimedia Program.
  10. How do you estimate your own study habits?
  11. What motivates you personally?
  12. Are you somebody who can make a difference? What makes you think so? (Emphasize your strong points, but be realistic.)

Please conclude and reflect on the skills you will acquire in the Humber Multimedia program and in which sector would you like to work after obtaining your Multimedia Diploma?

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit the letter of intent through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$503.51$503.51

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Multimedia Design and Development diploma program offers the opportunity to participate in an extensive multimedia education where you’ll build a range of interactive media production skills, including design, motion graphics, web coding, streaming, video and sound editing, prototyping, graphics production and interactive design. Through this learning process, you will develop the fundamental creative and technical multimedia design and development capabilities needed to pursue employment in web design and interactive content development. You’ll learn on and become experienced with industry-standard software such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Adobe Edge, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Audition, Fireworks, Final Cut Pro and Premiere. Web technologies such as HTML5, Extensible Markup Language (XML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, jQuery and Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) are employed in hands-on learning situations in our applied teaching environment.

You will cultivate important teamwork and project management skills through group assignments that will prepare you for collaborative projects in the field and gain a real-world perspective on the nature of multimedia work from experienced and knowledgeable professors. You will be prepared to pursue new media opportunities by developing a comprehensive portfolio that you can present to potential employers or clients online or in person, and have exposure to the entrepreneurial opportunities open to professionals in this rich field. Students in this program will also learn about user experience/interaction design through our unique usability lab.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Complete both individual and collaborative interactive media projects effectively.

  • Use best practices and tools to design and develop dynamic, rich-media content.

  • Contribute to the assessment of the requirements of an interactive media project.

  • Contribute to the development, budgeting, planning and professional presentation of an interactive media project.

  • Design a media project (interface, navigation, graphics, text treatment) using current best practice design and development principles, and applying conceptual and theoretical frameworks.

  • Build effective and dynamic Web sites and/or mobile applications.

  • Identify and analyze ethical and professional issues arising in an online environment.

  • Apply research and conceptual skills to propose possible solutions for mobile/multimedia/Web development problems.

  • Use creative and critical thinking techniques in the effective design, development and implementation of an interactive media project.

  • Contribute to the assessment of the financial, technical and artistic success of an interactive media project.


Work Placement

In the final semester, you will complete practical fieldwork placements while completing classroom work and the development of an employment portfolio.

The Humber Experience

Multimedia Design and Development diploma program video

Watch the video to hear from one of our graduates. 

The Humber Advantage

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Interactive & Design Platform

This program has a common platform with 1 common year, giving you 3 choices.

Humber AdCentre

The Humber AdCentre was launched as a live lab to provide students with real work opportunities before entering the industry.

Instead of just being given just 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.

Working with established businesses will not only prepare students for the fast-paced excitement of the industry, but will also help develop portfolio work and reference points for interviews.

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usability lab

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Usability Lab

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.

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Your Career

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, non-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,,,, Rogers,,,, SapientNitro, CHUMRadio,, CanWest, MTV Canada,, MacLaren McCann, Teletoon,, The Weather Network, and other organizations.

Student Work

  • iPad App
    iPad App
  • iPod App
    iPod App
  • iPod App
    iPod App
  • Website Design
    Website Design

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