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Advanced DIGITAL Design + Development Diploma

North Island College
Program overview
3 years
Diploma / certificate
English
Start dates
British Columbia
September 2022

British Columbia
January 2023

British Columbia
September 2023

British Columbia
January 2024
North Island College

About this program

Advanced Digital Design and Development Diploma

Graduates of this program are well-equipped to pursue employment in the fields of communication design, graphic design, illustration, concept art, interaction design, user experience design, front-end web development, back-end web development, full-stack development, iOS and Android application development, games development, and more generalized computer programming careers. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies by pursue the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design via third-year transfer to Vancouver Island University’s Graphic Design program.

Students will experience and learn the following:

  • Attend courses that bridge between development and design
  • Build substantial expertise in both development and design
  • Learn how to communicate effectively via the web while using many of today’s most in-demand programming technologies
  • Learn advanced uses of foundational web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and WordPress
  • Design for optimal user experiences on the web and for mobile devices
  • Learn how to program in the Swift and Java programming languages
  • Use Xcode and Android Studio IDEs to develop real smartphone apps
  • Practice project management principles in real projects
  • Use workflows and applications employed in the software development industry
  • Develop capstone projects that highlight your skills in design and development

Admission requirements

C in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-096, or ENG-098; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English assessment.

For more information, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Design Stream - Year 1

  • Digital Culture
  • Graphic Design Foundations
  • HTML and CSS
  • User Experience and Interface Design
  • Typography
  • Introduction to Javascript
  • Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language I
  • Introduction to Digital Photography

Plus one elective totaling 3 credits chosen from courses numbered 100 or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Plus one English course chosen from the following:

  • ENG - 104 Foundations of Academic Writing
  • ENG - 107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • ENG - 108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama
  • ENG - 122 Reading Literature
  • ENG - 127 Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • ENG - 160 Effective Organizational Writing
  • ENG - 115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysisor
  • ENG - 116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

Year 2

  • Graphic Design and Branding
  • Advanced CSS
  • Portfolio Project I
  • Project Mgmt Fr Digital Communications
  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Advanced Topics in Design
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management or
  • Principles of Marketing

Plus three electives totaling 9 credits chosen from courses numbered 100 or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Year 3

  • Introduction to PHP
  • Content Management Systems
  • Portfolio Project 2
  • Video + Sound 1
  • Video + Sound 2or
  • Screen Printing

Plus one English course totaling 3 credits chosen from courses numbered 100 or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Plus three electives totaling 9 credits chosen from courses numbered 200or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Development Stream - Year 1

  • Digital Culture
  • Graphic Design Foundations
  • HTML and CSS
  • Application Development Foundations
  • User Experience and Interface Design
  • Introduction to Javascript
  • Android Application Development
  • Computer Programming I

Plus one English course from the following:

  • ENG - 104 Foundations of Academic Writing
  • ENG - 107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • ENG - 108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama
  • ENG - 115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis
  • ENG - 116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives
  • ENG - 122 Reading Literature
  • ENG - 127 Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • ENG - 160 Effective Organizational Writing

Plusone elective totaling 3 credits chosen from courses numbered 100 or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Year 2

  • Typography
  • Introduction to PHP
  • Advanced CSS
  • Portfolio Project I
  • Project Mgmt Fr Digital Communications
  • Content Management Systems
  • Database Fundamentals

Plus three electives totaling 9 credits chosen from courses numbered 100 or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.  At least one elective must be at the 200 level or higher.

Year 3

  • Introduction to Programming in Swift
  • Applied Javascript
  • iOS Application Development
  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Portfolio Project 2
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Managementor
  • Principles of Marketing

    Plus one English course totaling 3 credits chosen from courses numbered 100 or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Plus two electives totaling 6 credits chosen from courses numbered 200or higher that transfer to a BC degree granting institution.

Scholarships & funding

North Island College offers scholarship opportunities to new students. For details please visit the institute website.

Tuition

For more information regarding tuition fees, please visit the website.

Continuing studies

Graduates may also choose to continue their studies by pursue the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design via third-year transfer to Vancouver Island University’s Graphic Design program.

Career paths

Graduates of this program are well-equipped to pursue employment in the fields of communication design, graphic design, illustration, concept art, interaction design, user experience design, front-end web development, back-end web development, full-stack development, iOS and Android application development, games development, and more generalized computer programming careers. 

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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...


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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC
Canada

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