NIC's interactive media programs provide you with the skills you need today and in the future. Part time study is available but, because technology changes rapidly, you are encouraged to complete your studies as quickly as you can.
During your first year, you will explore the fundamental skills necessary for communication design, such as graphic design, typography, drawing, computer graphics, programming and basic marketing principles.
The second year allows you to familiarize yourself with more specialized tools and skills, such as social media marketing, design for web applications, programming for web, project management and design strategy. You will complete a portfolio project and will have an opportunity to participate in an optional four-week work term.
Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to continue into NIC's Advanced Communication Design diploma or transfer into your third-year of VIU's Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design major
With experience in both print and web applications, you will qualify for positions at a wide variety of organizations, such as advertising agencies, design studios, new media production firms, web design companies and internet marketing agencies. Career positions may include, but would not be limited to, graphic designer, web designer, book and editorial designer, digital artist and brand identity designer.