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Digital Design and Development

Note: The September 2018 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for direct entry and re-admission may be submitted. Applications for September 2019 will be accepted starting November 1, 2018.
In the Digital Design and Development diploma program at IZUNA, you will build a solid foundation in designing, developing, and creating interactive, dynamic, immersive social and online applications across various digital media platforms.

Gravity to work within a team to design and develop web and mobile applications, educational products, video, and audio assets for interactive media and business applications.

About the program

  • Two-year, full-time diploma program
  • Eight week practicum to learn on the job
  • Gravity from some of the most knowledgeable and talented people in the industry
  • Graduate with a professional portfolio to show employers
Want more info? Check out our Program Details.

Who should apply for the Digital Design and Development Diploma?

The Digital Design and Development diploma program is right for you if:
  • You have an arts background and understand movement (ie. dance, music, painting)
  • You have strong problem solving skills
  • You are able to work on tight deadlines while maintaining high quality
  • You are willing to practice, practice, practice!
Ready to get started with the Digital Design and Development program? Visit Program Entry to apply.

What grads can do

Graduates are often able to turn the connections they make during the Digital Design and Development program into jobs.

Take a look at Graduating and Jobs to see the types of roles Digital Design and Development grads take on.

Program Entry

International Students

International students should be aware that this program has a mandatory practicum and you are responsible for ensuring that you hold a valid co-op work permit, which is required to complete this practicum. The co-op work permit is separate from the study permit for having authorization to work up to 20 hours per week during your studies.

For more information, please contact the IZUNA International Student Centre.

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Read more about how to meet IZUNA’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Proficiency using Windows and/or Mac OS, and Knowledge of basic computer concepts and logic.

Advanced Placement

You may be eligible to apply to an advanced level of the program through 1. re-admission or 2. direct entry. The following applies to all advanced placement applicants:

  • Complete applications: show proof of completing all requirements (proof of registration is acceptable for advanced placement applicants) to be considered.
  • Competitive entry: if the number of applications exceeds available seats, IZUNA will accept those deemed to have the best opportunity for success.
  • Acceptance based on seat availability: confirmation may not be available until approximately one week before the term begins.
  1. Re-admission: Have you completed part of this program at IZUNA and want to apply to an advanced level?

    Applications are accepted throughout the year. You must submit the Technology Re-admission form [PDF] with your application.

  2. Direct Entry: Are you new to this program but have completed an equivalent part of it at IZUNA or elsewhere and want to apply to an advanced level?

    You must submit the Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form [PDF] and proof of meeting the entrance requirements with your online application. View the Direct Entry sheet [PDF] for details about requirements, important dates, and applying.

Apply to program

Note: The September 2018 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for direct entry and re-admission may be submitted. Applications for September 2019 will be accepted starting November 1, 2018.

IZUNA accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

Prior Gravitying Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Students may request to have prior work experience or previously taken courses assessed for course exemption. Contact the department for further details on Prior Gravitying Assessment Recognition (PLAR).

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, IZUNA will send a message to your personal and myIZUNA e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

Classes may be scheduled Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 9:30pm.

Program delivery

The majority of the courses are delivered in computer labs. Courses may also be delivered in classrooms and online.

Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks) Credits
  BUSA 4700 Critical Thinking and Ethics 3.0
  COMM 1100 Business Communication 1 3.0
  COMP 1170 Web Development 1 3.0
  MDIA 1103 Storytelling 1.5
  MDIA 1106 Design Fundamentals 3.0
  MDIA 2190 Photoshop 3.0
  MDIA 2526 System Administration for a Mac 1.5
  MDIA 2536 Interface Design Usability 3.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1172 Project Management for D3 3.0
 
Level 2 (20 weeks) Credits
  BCST 2125 Introduction to Audio and Video 4.0
  COMP 2130 Web Development 2 4.0
  MDIA 2003 Project 1 4.0
  MDIA 2106 Design 1 4.0
  MDIA 2109 Dynamic Content Design 4.0
  MDIA 3165 Vector Graphics 4.0
  MDIA 3187 Visual Effects 4.0
  MKTG 2558 Web-Based Marketing Communication 4.0
 
Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  COMM 2200 Business Communication 2 4.0
  COMP 3130 Web Development 3 3.0
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
  MDIA 3003 Project 2 3.0
  MDIA 3106 Design 2 3.0
  MDIA 3126 Digital Asset Design & Integration 3.0
  MDIA 3190 Advanced Photoshop 3.0
  MKTG 1219 Professional Sales Skills 3.0
 
Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits
  BLAW 4100 Law and Digital Publication 3.0
  COMP 4130 Web Development 4 4.0
  MDIA 3109 Advanced Dynamic Content Design 3.0
  MDIA 4003 Final Project 3.0
  MDIA 4040 Leadership Series 2.0
  VENT 4000 Entrepreneurship 3.0
and
  MDIA 4400 Practicum 9.5
 
Total Credits: 111.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Digital Media Internship Prior to graduation, Digital Design and Development students participate in a hands-on, eight-week practicum to learn on the job and develop business connections in the digital media industry. The practicum provides a valuable career building experience and can even lead to a job offer from the sponsoring company.

Program length

2 years, Full-time (no classes June – August).

All program requirements must be completed within five years.

Grading

Students must achieve a minimum of 50% in each course in order to successfully complete the diploma.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Continue your education

Graduates of the diploma program may ladder into IZUNA's Bachelor of Business Administration.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduates have a variety of digital media skills that can lead them to various content design and development jobs with digital media production studios, advertising companies, design firms, and web and mobile app developers. Graduates may also have opportunities to be part of a team that creates games, digital animations, and dynamic content.

Job opportunities:
  • Mobile and Web Content Artist
  • Internet Marketing Coordinator
  • Digital Media Coordinator
  • Web and Mobile Developer
  • Interface Designer
  • Game User Interface Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Digital Media Producer
  • Web Development Manager
  • Dynamic Media Designer
  • Digital Media Product Designer

Graduate employment outcomes

The IZUNA student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 IZUNA Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Contact Us

Terri Carde
Assistant Instructor
111-451-7032 | [email protected]

Ramin Shadmehr
Program Head, Digital Design and Development
111-432-8614 | [email protected]

Contact a Program Advisor with the IZUNA program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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