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Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development

Make it fun, functional and user-focused and learn to problem-solve, design and develop innovative interactive experiences.

Build the versatile technical skills and knowledge you need to design, develop and reimagine a multitude of interactive user experiences, from digital products and websites to apps and video game interfaces.

This is a specialization program. To apply, you must complete the one-year Digital Media Design program or show equivalent experience.

Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development prepares you for a successful career as a web designer and front-end developer. Develop user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design skills and learn to create responsive, user-focused websites, apps and interfaces from the ground up. Explore various industry-standard tools and languages, including WordPress– the world’s most popular content management system.

Web design and development are some of the most sought-after skill sets and fastest-growing fields in interactive media. As a UX/UI professional, you’ll ensure interactive elements like apps, websites and games are intuitive, easy to use and accessible for all users.

With a Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development diploma, you’ll build versatile skills and self-sufficiency, taking advantage of the industry’s need for adaptable experts who can design, develop and build websites from the ground up.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

After completing the one-year (Term 1 and 2) Digital Media Design certificate program, you may continue training through a Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development diploma. In Term 3 and 4 of this second-year program, you’ll specialize in UX/UI design principles, web and app design and front-end web development.

TERM 3

Build web design, UX/UI design and typography skills and explore content management systems, server-side programming and social media marketing.

TERM 4

Develop advanced technical skills and design principles while building experience and industry connections through a work placement opportunity.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Web designer/developer
  • Front-end developer
  • App designer
  • UX designer
  • UI designer
  • Game UI designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Digital media designer
  • Content producer     

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Explore user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) principles, develop industry best practices and discover the power of effective design.
Combine your creative talent with state-of-the-art software to create innovative solutions to industry challenges.
Take advantage of small, collaborative classes and passionate instructors to build your skills, connect with peers and enhance your potential.
Work one-on-one with experienced instructors to incorporate feedback, explore technological innovations and gain valuable industry insight.
Start your career with confidence and take advantage of the practical skills, work experience and industry connections RRC Polytech offers.

Graduate Success

Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development grads are versatile problem solvers, always looking to create the perfect user experience. Employers from across industries regularly contact RRC Polytech to hire grads as web designers, front-end developers, UX and UI designers and app designers.

Turn creativity into a career

With an education from RRC Polytech, you won’t just learn the skills needed to succeed: you’ll explore your creativity, build on your talents and make the industry connections you need to grow as a creative professional and lifelong learner.

Develop industry connections

Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development is an immersive experience. You’ll collaborate with expert instructors, passionate peers and local organizations to solve real-world problems while building connections, friendships and a professional network.

Build experience with industry experts

Our expert instructors keep close ties to industry, ensuring your education is practical, up-to-date and ahead of industry needs. With their help, you’ll connect with employers and industry partners, complete a work placement, and build real-world experience and insight.

“DMD – Interaction Design and Development taught me important communication skills, as well as technical and design fundamentals, all of which have proven invaluable in my UX career.”

Janet Adamana – UX Designer
Cabela’s

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Digital Media Design – Interaction Design and Development student, you’ve graduated from the Digital Media Design certificate program or have similar experience and want to upgrade your skills. You’re excited by technology and want to find new ways to solve ever-evolving problems. No matter the client, you want to create accessible, user-focused experiences that look amazing and work even better.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Planner
  • Technical thinker
  • Visionary

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Enthusiasm
  • Lifelong learning
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Design
  • Problem solving
  • Technology
  • Web design
  • App design
  • UX/UI
  • Video games

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIST OF COURSES

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