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Diploma in Interactive Media Developer (Optional Co-op or Internship Designation)

Camosun College - Lansdowne Campus Camosun College - Lansdowne Campus, Canada

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Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 20611

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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105

TOEFL

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70%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Develop your application from concept to production
Work locally and globally in application, game, or web development, graphic design, and user interaction.

Build Your Skills
If you’re artistically and technologically minded, the Interactive Media Developer (IMD) program will nurture your programming skills and artistic vision to take on creative and technical challenges.

You'll learn the skills you need to take an idea or a problem and develop it from concept to production. You’ll get the opportunity to write professional documentation, design and implement stories or games, and apply your knowledge to create you own interactive experiences. Optional work terms will complement your coursework with added hands-on experience.

A double-credentialed program
The one-year Interactive Media Developer Technician certificate program prepares you to work locally in the exciting world of software development. Possible careers include junior application or web developer, and junior graphic designer.

Continue your studies for another year, and you receive the Interactive Media Developer Technologist diploma. Graduates work as web, software, game or mobile app developers, and are prepared for work in quality assurance, visual effects, product management or product design/user experience.

What to expect
This technical, rigorous program is composed of a one-year full-time certificate and a subsequent one-year diploma. Both credentials can be completed with an internship designation.

As a full-time student in the Interactive Media Developer program, you will spend 25-30 hours in class each week with approximately five hours of homework every day, including weekends. Before you begin this program you should be comfortable with basic computing skills, word processing, and file management.

Year 1
In your first year, you'll develop strong foundational skills and knowledge in programming and application development, computer logic and algorithms, 3D modelling and animation, and project management.

Year 2
As you continue your studies toward the Diploma in Interactive Media Developer, you’ll develop skills in artificial intelligence, design visualization, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, and project management.

Optional Co-op/Internship Designation
As an Interactive Media Developer student, you have the option to supplement your classroom learning with the completion of one or two paid work terms. After successful completion of these optional work experiences, you'll qualify either either the Co-op or Internship designation when you graduate.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 5

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School diploma or equivalent
  • C in English 12, physics
  • Math one of:
    • C+ in Pre-Calculus 11
    • C in Foundations of Math 12
    • C in Apprenticeship Math 12
    • C in Pre-Calculus 12

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
105 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

20611

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 100

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships

The Camosun International Academic Advancement Scholarship acknowledges high academic achievement and community involvement. It is awarded annually to international students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies in an academic program at Camosun College.

To be eligible to apply for the Academic Advancement Scholarship, students must:

  1. Be an international student studying at Camosun College with a valid study permit,
  2. Have successfully completed at least two full-time semesters in an academic program by the scholarship application deadline,
  3. Have a GPA of 7.0 (A-) or higher,
  4. Have volunteered or been involved in projects that contribute to Camosun College student community and/or other communities in Victoria, and,
  5. Complete and submit the following documents to Camosun International:
    1. Scholarship Application Form
    2. A one page Cover Letter outlining your community involvement and/or volunteer activities
    3. A Reference Letter from your volunteer and/or community project supervisor

Award Information:

  • Scholarship Value: $1,000
  • Scholarship Quantity: 5
  • Scholarship Sponsor: Camosun International
  • Application Deadline: May 1
  • Announcement of Scholarship Recipients: May 31
  • Award Ceremony: September TBA

Dr. Gordon L. Diewert Community Service:

  • Entrance Award Value: $1000 The award is granted annually in the Fall of each year for a first-year Camosun student attending full-time, on the basis of good academic high school performance (minimum B average in grade 12) and leadership and/or community service. The recipient must have demonstrated participation in volunteer activities associated with the prevention of drinking and driving. Preference will be given to a student who took a leadership role in their high school Dry Grad activities.

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