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Interactive Media Production

Advanced Certificate
Interactive Media Production

Program Overview

Interactive Media Production is an advanced certificate program. It provides the skills needed to be proficient in developing content using rich media tools.

Building on the skills you developed in the New Media Communications Certificate Program (in Prince Albert and Regina), you will learn how to build sophisticated media in a standalone configuration and integrated with server-side processes.

You will learn how to script in Flash, develop interactive CD-ROMs, author DVDs and develop material using content management systems and electronic learning environments. A research course will provide you with an opportunity to explore emerging technologies (such as wireless delivery to cell phones and PDAs).

Availability

  • Part-time studies - the courses are offered regularly throughout the academic year
  • Full-time studies - it is possible to complete all the courses in an academic year

Individuals who plan to take at least one more of the advanced certificates in this area (shown below), in addition to Interactive Media Production, may wish to consider applying directly to the New Media Communications diploma program.

Digital Graphic Design
Dynamic Web Development

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for employment as interactive media developers who have a clear understanding of the recent advances in technology and know how to design and develop dynamic and interactive content for CD-ROMs, DVDs, electronic learning environments and cutting edge technologies (such as cell phones and PDAs).

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 30 weeks

Locations

  • Distance Learning options available

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

See New Media Communications certificate

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$5,700

Courses

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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
DGTL 200
Audio Post Production and Effects
3
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Sound is a critical element in a new media production. Computer-based tools have greatly increased the capabilities of the new media developer. You will learn how to create original music (using midi, loops and effects) and use a variety of filters and effects. You will demonstrate your skills by creating a multi-track audio project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DGTL 201
Advanced Audio and Video Compression
2
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You will develop the skills needed to produce quality audio and video compressed files and streams. You will study compression fundamentals, the factors affecting compression and appropriate compression format selection. You will demonstrate your skills through practical projects.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 202
Usability, Interactivity and Interface Design
2
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You will study the principles of interactivity, complexity and usability. You will develop the skills needed for creating effective and creative interfaces.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 28.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
MULT 202
Introduction to Compositing
4
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You will learn how to use the subtle visual effects known as compositing to enhance your visual presentations. You will expand your creativity with more complex tools and applications for visual effects.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MULT 203
Introduction to DVD Authoring
2
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You will learn the basics of preparing a DVD. You will study the DVD format and the processes involved in creating a completed DVD from encoding the source material through to burning the final disc.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MULT 204
Interactive Multimedia Authoring
4
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You will create interactive multimedia applications using the basic toolsets, multimedia and scripting capabilities of Flash.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 56.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MULT 205
Introduction to Content Management Systems
4
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You will learn to install, configure, use and manage Content Management Systems (CMS). The use of a CMS is essential for managing large, interactive websites.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 56.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MULT 206
Advanced DVD Authoring
2
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You will learn the additional skills and techniques needed to create advanced DVDs. Your studies will include advanced menu systems, multiple angle (video) tracks and multiple audio tracks.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Prerequisites(s): MULT 203
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MULT 207
Alternate Delivery Platforms
2
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You will learn how to develop content deliverable via alternate delivery platforms (such as cell phones and personal digital assistants - PDAs). You will research emerging technologies, discuss your findings and create content suitable for delivery over alternate platforms.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 27.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online
MULT 208
Advanced Interactive Technologies
2
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New media developers must be familiar with new and advanced interactive technologies. You will become familiar with a variety of advanced interactive technologies and have the opportunity to research and discuss newly emerging technologies.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 28.0
Prerequisites(s): MULT 204
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MULT 209
Introduction to Learning Management Systems
1
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You will be introduced to the learning management systems used to manage the delivery of Web-based training material. You will become familiar with the various modules and learn how to prepare, upload and manage the content.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): MULT 205
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
PROJ 202
Interactive Media Project
2
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You will have the opportunity to create a significant final project. The project should be a showcase piece that demonstrates a wide range of your strongest skills. You will develop your project topic in consultation with, and with the approval of, your instructor.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): DGTL 200, DGTL 201, DSGN 202, MULT 202, MULT 206, MULT 207, MULT 208, MULT 209
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

Note: Courses are delivered online. A combination of Internet-based resources, videos, class discussions, text-based chat sessions, and peer critiques may be used. Your instructor will provide guidance, help, and timely feedback.

PLAR & Transfer Credit

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Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

Student Awards

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