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Multimedia Design and Production Technician

School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Application Program Code 10321
Humber North Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September

Your Career

Virtual advertising, alone, has turned into a real-world business worth nearly half a billion dollars a year. Be in high demand as an interactive design and production specialist who can create rich media content for distribution over broadband Internet connections and third generation wireless networks. Work in large or small organizations with media production and presentation facilities. Recent graduates of this program have found employment at a variety of organizations including: Design Axiom, Engage Learning Solutions, Adlure Media, Robinhood Technologies, CHUM Interactive, Genesis Designs, the CTV Broadband Network, Piper Studios, NetFirms, EarthDay Canada, Universal Music Group, TechData, Marble Media, EMI Music, TPM Communications, Lincoln Electric, MTV Canada, Bishop Information Group, Rogers Consumer Publishing, Official Community, and TakingITGlobal.

Our Program

This intensive program provides students with the technical and creative skills needed for entry-level employment in the fields of web design and interactive content development. Students learn a range of interactive media production skills including interface design, motion graphics, web coding, streaming, video and sound editing, graphics production and interactive design. Students learn industry-standard software such as Flash, DreamWeaver, Flex Builder, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Audition, Sound Track Pro and FinalCut Pro. Web technologies such as ActionScript, XML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and PHP are also in the curriculum.

Students often work in a team-based environment to create content collaboratively. This helps participants develop project management skills and creates a comprehensive portfolio. The interactive experiences designed and developed are then presented to a variety of audiences using broadband Internet connections and high-speed wireless networks.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at for up-to-date information.

Work Placement

In the last semester, students will complete practical fieldwork placements two days a week while completing classroom work and the development of an employment portfolio.

Our Industry Partnerships

Industry partners include, Chrome Media,, Blossom Productions, FITC, EyeQ Digital,, Techwyse IT Solutions, FlashinTO, CHUM Radio,, Revolver Films, Piper Studios, EarthDay Canada, Bodis Design Studio, Dante Entertainment Group, Vault Studios, Smart Stage America, Approach Infinity Media, Universal Music,, NewMedia Team, 44 Films, and TechData.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our Web site at or refer to the Humber Transfer Guide.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy in this publication.
  • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equivalencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the e-mail address provided on the online application.
  • The completion of an online questionnaire, which assesses your general knowledge of multimedia

Note: Refer to the Selection Procedures for more information


The 2009/2010 fee for two semesters is
- domestic $3,152.70
- international $11,730.

For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance in this publication.

Additional Costs

$500 - textbooks (per year).

Curriculum - Multimedia Design and Production Technician

Semester 1 (21 hours/week) Credits
AVIS 109 Video Production 1 3
AVIS 140 Web Design 3
AVIS 160 Digital Stills Editing with Photography 3
AVIS 170 Principles of Digital Media Interface 3
AVIS 214 Digital Audio 3
AVIS 222 Multimedia Production 1 3
COMM 200 College Writing Skills 3
Semester 2 (21 hours/week) Credits
AVIS 120 Multimedia Design 4
AVIS 180 Coding the Web 3
AVIS 308 Digital Video 4
AVIS 410 Streaming Media Technologies 4
COMM 300 Business Writing Skills 3
HUMA 024 Humanities 3
Semester 3 (18 hours/week) Credits
AVIS 216 Building Dynamic Web Pages 3
AVIS 318 Advanced Multimedia Technology
AVIS 322 Multimedia Production 2 3
AVIS 325 Digital Compositing 4
AVIS 350 Field Placement Preparation 3
GNED General Education Elective 3
Semester 4 (21 hours/week) Credits
AVIS 150 Digital Media Branding Strategies 4
AVIS 340 Web Design Two-Motion on the Web 4
AVIS 400 Field Work (Concurrent) 7
AVIS 450 Portfolio Development 3
GNED General Education Elective 3

Contact Information

James Cullin, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4722

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