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Web Design and Interactive Media

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 11511 Length: 6 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

or

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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:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthWaitlistedClosed

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $15,881.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

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.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Digital Communications, Bachelor of 

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 three semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • Completion of college English, 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.

**Block semester available January 2018

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Transferring from Another College or University

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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Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Program Contact(s)

David Neumann
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4682
david.neumann@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,730.50
Tuition$1,457.84$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,730.50
Tuition$1,457.84$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,730.50
Tuition$1,457.84$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,730.50
Tuition$1,457.84$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,730.50
Tuition$1,457.84$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,730.50
Tuition$1,457.84$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Interactive media is an ever-expanding, multidisciplinary industry that combines the creative and the technical skills to build the tools that we have come to depend on every day. Whether it is the design of a website for the next great product or service, the development of a mobile app that helps people connect on the go, or the exploration of the ever increasing connection of physical objects to the digital world known as the Internet of Things, the creation of interactive media takes a diverse skill set. This skill set includes visual design, coding, the ability to imagine what has not yet been built and the production skills to build it – all within a dynamic, growing industry that is constantly reinvented by new technologies.

Web Design and Interactive Media is one of the three programs within our interaction and design common platform cluster. The first semester of this program is shared with the two-year Multimedia Design and Development program, and the entire first year is shared with 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 sister progressions. 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 year of study. Should you wish to switch to a different stream, no time is lost, and all of the learning you have taken in during the first semester or the first year will be applicable to the other program areas.

Humber’s Web Design and Interactive Media advanced diploma program helps you build the fundamental design and development skills of the industry and gives you room to self-specialize in the field. Day-to-day interaction with students in sister programs through cross disciplinary project work that mimics the workplace will build collaborative and teamwork skills. The program guides you through the creation of a portfolio of work including a cumulative learning capstone project in the third year that demonstrates the full breath of learning. The program also strives to create a culture that is passionate about the medium, fearless about new technology, familiar with entrepreneurial options in this field and eager to engage in the interactive media community. Students in this program will also learn real-world user experience skills through the use of our unique, state-of-the-art mobile usability lab where user experience comes to life.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

This program does not have a work placement component, however, within the final year, you are connected with an industry partner for an industry project. These are generally done at the studio of the industry partner, allowing you to get a feel for the studio environment and build relationships that can lead to employment. Additionally, the program stresses engagement with industry through guest speakers, studio tours, facilitating freelance work and conference participation.

The Humber Experience

students at hackathon

Watch the video to see our students in action at the Web Design and Interactive Media Hack-a-Thon. 

The Humber Advantage

usability lab

usability lab 1

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Interactive & Design Platform

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

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.

usability lab

Explore the Usability Lab

Take a 360 degree tour!

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.

Your Career

The interactive media field, also referred to as digital media, has been growing consistently at twice the national average for the last ten years. As digital technology becomes more central to our lives, there is an increased demand for those who can imagine, design and develop these experiences. These digital creatives are employed as interactive designers and developers in a variety of companies including interactive studios, advertising agencies and as freelance designers. Increasingly, they are also becoming involved with start-ups to create the next great products/apps.

Humber Grad Creates Ahlan (Welcome) Bear For Syrian Newcomer Children

With the help of Rethink co-worker, Simon Au, Web Design and Interactive Media graduate, Dustin Gamble, created a talking stuffed animal to welcome Syrian newcomer children to Canada.

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