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
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
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.
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.
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.
This program has a common platform with 1 common year, giving you 3 choices.
Four students in the Web Design and Interactive Media program designed olive to redefine the current sit-down dining experience by improving the speed, efficiency, and overall experience in restaurants. olive app customers can optimize their dine-in experience by reserving a table, ordering food, and paying for the meal before they even arrive
Collectively, Web Design and Interactive Media professors are internationally award-winning media specialists with many years of industry and teaching experience. They bring their passion for learning, technology, creativity and problem solving to the classroom each day. Professors currently include Adam Thomas, Greg Goralski, and David Neumann, along with a great group of part-time, industry-leading expert instructors.
The Usability Lab is a new facility for students in the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts 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.
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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.
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Watch the video to see our students in action at the Web Design and Interactive Media Hack-a-Thon.
Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam
Tue, November 26, 2019
Four students in Humber’s Advertising & Graphic Design program won first place in the 2019 Adobe Creative Jam.
Competing in a field of 72 teams from six college, Team “A-Block” -- comprised of Nicolas Diaz, Emily Little, Julia Laing, and Chelsea Speck – created an app to address academic integrity. Check out some images of the app here.
The Adobe Creative Jam is a design challenge that asks students to create a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to the jury in front of a rapt audience. The 2019 Jam drew over 300 students from Sheridan, George Brown, Seneca, OCADU, Algonquin College, and Humber.
Congratulations to all the students who competed, and especially to Team “A-Block”!
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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts Events
Tue, January 14, 2020 to Wed, January 15, 2020
Join us on January 14th or 15th and speak with our professors and students. Find out which of these Humber programs is right for you.
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News
Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists
Thu, June 13, 2019
96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.
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