Interactive Media Developer Technician, Certificate

Develop your application from concept to production. 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.

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Interactive Media Developer program

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Open to International

Yes

Length

1 year

Co-ops and internships

Alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work, better preparing you to embark on your career after graduation.
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Build your skills

Start in September

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 your 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.

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

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 the Co-op or Internship designation when you graduate.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Interactive Media Developer Technician, Certificate

$10,576 (domestic)
$19,263 (international)

Interactive Media Developer Technician, Certificate, Internship designation 

$10,576 (domestic)
$18,307 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in English 12 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 

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your technology classes contact schaerer@camosun.ca

Faculty/staff profile

 Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang

Instructor, Computer Science Department

langs@camosun.ca
250-370-4454
Technologies Centre
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Christopher Newstead

Instructor, Computer Science Department

newsteadc@camosun.ca
250-370-4455
Technologies Centre
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Lynda Robbins

Instructor, Computer Science Department

robbinsl@camosun.ca
250-370-4458
Technologies Centre
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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Computer Science department

Campus location

Technologies Building (TEC) 169

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4451

schaerer@camosun.ca


 

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