Interactive Media Developer Technician, Certificate

Develop your application from concept to production

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

1 year

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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.

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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.

An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! One or two years at Camosun can prepare you to work locally and globally in application, game, or web development, graphic design, and user interaction.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$8,727 - $8,788 (domestic)

$16,830 - $17,410 (international)

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.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in Camosun Alternative 

And one of:

  • C+ in Pre‐calculus 11
  • C in Math 12 
  • C in Apprenticeship Math 12
  • C+ in MATH 073 
  • C+ in MATH 077 
  • C+ in MATH 137
  • C in MATH 097 
  • C in MATH 139 

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys. 

Faculty/staff profile

Saryta Schaerer

Saryta Schaerer

Chair, Computer Science Department

Saryta is an instructor and chair of the Computer Science Department. She has always shown a great interest in education and learning. She has obtaine ... Read more

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Jonas Bambi

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Jason Cumiskey

Jason Cumiskey

Instructor, Computer Science Department

Jason started at Camosun College in the Spring of 2003. He has worked in both the Electronics and Computer Engineering and Computer Science department ... Read more

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 Jadwiga Downarowicz

Jadwiga Downarowicz

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Doug Greening

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Shohreh Hadian

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Michael Horie

Michael Horie

Instructor, Computer Science Department

Michael has a passion for education and enjoys interacting with his students. After receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1999, he taught a wi ... Read more

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 Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Christopher Newstead

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Lynda Robbins

Instructor, Computer Science Department

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Dale Shpak

Dale Shpak

Instructor, Computer Science Department

Interactive Media Developer program

Learn More

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Computer Science department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4451

schaerer@camosun.ca