Web Design - Interactive Media Certificate

Get your web design career started in just eight months. Gain skills in HTML, CSS, Java Script, PHP and Database. Explore web analytics and social media and learn the fundamentals of effective design, web tools and graphics, basic marketing, business foundations and more.

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September
Length: 1 year
Tuition: $2,965 approx

A strong interest in art and design was my gateway to the creative industry, which led to taking my first steps in the digital world. During my time at NIC, I fell in love with web design because it allowed me to express my creativity while developing the skills necessary to create functional websites.

Park Hargrave, NIC Web Design Certificate graduate

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Program Requirements

plus one English course from the following:

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

Admission Requirements

  1. C in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-096, ENG-098, ESL-090, or equivalent; or English assessment.


Upgrade with us to meet prerequisites

Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC's supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more.

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson

Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5056 | Location RAV - 108B

Ashley Blacquiere

Ashley Blacquiere

Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5045 | Location TYE - 121A

Frank Lu

Frank Lu


Business Administration, Computer Science Technology, Fine Arts, Mathematics-Science

MSc (Business Admin) in Management Info Systems (UBC, 1992)

Subjects: Business, Info Tech & Comp Science, Interactive Media, Mathematics
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5046 | Location TYE - 121

Frank Niscak

Frank Niscak

Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5045 | Location TYE - 121

Sara Vipond

Sara Vipond


Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, (York University, 2005)


Subjects: Fine Arts
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4100 | Location DIS - 215

Program Highlights

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.

The web design certificate is the technical foundation for NIC's interactive media web programs and introduces you to the design of web applications. The program is suited to anyone exploring a career in web design and web applications, whether you are a high school graduate or seeking a second/alternate career.

You will graduate with fundamental knowledge in design for print and web, programming, social media marketing and typography. With accompanying courses in effective organizational writing, basic marketing principles, entrepreneurship and small business management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates qualify for a wide variety of entry-level, front-end web design positions. You may also choose to keep studying toward NIC's Mobile Application Development certificate or Web and Mobile Application Development diploma. 

Supply List

You are required to have sufficient hardware and software for completing coursework. Please review the supply list document for a complete description of technical requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the ideal time-frame to complete this program in?
    Because technology changes rapidly, you are encouraged to complete your studies as quickly as you can. Full time students typically complete the program within eight months of acceptance. Part time students typically complete the program within two years of acceptance.
  2. Can I register for individual courses without enrolling in the full program?
    Yes. Non-program students can access courses one at a time without committing to the program. On the NIC Application for Admission form, you should choose University Studies as your program name. You will only be admitted to individual courses after program students have enrolled and if there are spaces remaining. In the meantime, you will be wait listed and will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to join the program at a later date, the courses you have taken may be counted toward your program completion as long as there has not been too long a gap in your studies. All pre-requisites and co-requisites will still be required.

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2018, Winter, Spring & Summer 2019

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1
Tuition $2,965
NISU Fees $130
Lab Fees $155
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Health and Dental $275
Total $5,210
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $12,984
NISU Fees $120
Lab Fees $155
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Health and Dental $275
Total $15,219
Additional Costs for International Students include the $100 Application fee (required)and the $250 Accommodation Application Fee (optional).
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).