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Web Design and Interactive Media

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 11511Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,030.82
  • international: $17,504.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$8,542.00
Tuition$1,546.61$8,073.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$8,542.00
Tuition$1,546.61$8,073.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$8,542.00
Tuition$1,546.61$8,073.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$8,542.00
Tuition$1,546.61$8,073.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$8,542.00
Tuition$1,546.61$8,073.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,015.41$8,542.00
Tuition$1,546.61$8,073.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
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

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

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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:

  • 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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$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

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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 four 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 70 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.

Apply for this degree starting Fall 2020>   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Media - Digital Design

Humber students who have successfully completed the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma or the Web Design and Interactive Media Advanced Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements may apply for the Bachelor of Media - Digital Design at Macquarie University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • BSc Technology Project Management

For those students who complete a 3 year diploma at Humber, Davenport University will grant the student 90 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program. You will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours (approximately one year of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 3 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours Digital Media and Web Technologies
  • Law LLB

Humber College students who have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Web Design and Interactive Media and have met the requirements may be considered by the University of Gloucestershire for entry to the final year (level 6) of the BSc Honours Digital Media and Web Technologies . International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

 

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

David Neumann, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4682
david.neumann@humber.ca
mediastudies.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Interactive media is a constantly growing, multidisciplinary industry that combines creative and technical skills to build the tools we depend on every day. Whether it is the design of a website for a product or service, the development of a mobile app that connects people, or the exploration of physical/digital connections with the Internet of Things, the creation of interactive media requires a diverse skill set. These on-demand skills include visual design, coding, the ability to imagine what does not yet exist, and the production skills to build it, all within a dynamic, ever-expanding industry that is constantly reinvented by innovation.

Humber's Web Design and Interactive Media advanced diploma programs is one of the three media studies programs within our interaction and design common platform cluster. The first semester is shared with the two-year Multimedia Design and Development program, and the first year of the program is shared with the three-year Graphic Design program. This offers you exposure to the different areas of design and programming, common elements of creative thinking, and collaborative work with students in related fields. Exposure in the first year to the ever-evolving, dynamic world of design will allow you to investigate your options as a designer. You will confirm your focus prior to the start of your second year of study.

This program enables you to build fundamental design and development skills, and gives you room for specialization within the field. Cross-disciplinary projects will allow you to develop collaborative and teamwork skills while preparing you for workplace environments. You will be able to learn real-world user experience skills through our unique, state-of-the-art mobile usability lab. This program will guide you through the creation of a comprehensive portfolio of work leading to a capstone project in the third year.

Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Relate effectively to web development supervisors, coworkers and clients.
  • Design internet services, and administer internet application servers and database servers.

  • Design, model, evaluate and administer effective databases, and interface with applications.

  • Develop policies to reinforce internet services and web application security, and contribute to the compliance to these policies.

  • Validate, debug and integrate client-side and server-side applications using a variety of development languages.

  • Design, develop and administer effective websites by applying graphic and web design skills and principles.

  • Design, develop and administer electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications.
  • Develop and administer websites reflective of business objectives and clients’ needs through the application of advertising and marketing principles.

  • Adhere to relevant laws and industry standards.

  • Coordinate or participate as a member of a project management team that develops basic to complex internet applications.

  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development, that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.

  • Design, develop and administer electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications. 


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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.

Program Availability

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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

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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 Students Collaborate with Legalswipe to Redesign Mobile App

Students from professor Robert Blain's second-year Web Design and Interactive Media class were asked to redesign Legalswipe's innovative app.

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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