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The Advanced Diploma our most in-depth and flexible program. This comprehensive and flexible program allows you to develop foundational skills in both design and development with specialization as a designer or a developer, with a wide section of electives to broaden your education. You’ll develop in-demand skills by using cutting-edge tools to take complex digital products from concept to launch and become a force in the digital design and development industry.
Watch a video from program coordinator Megan Wilson on studying online in the DIGITAL Design + Development programs at NIC.
The program webpages contain extensive information about curriculum, admission, highlights, costs and schedule. Please email your question here if you cannot find what you are looking for on the program page. Be sure to note your program of interest in the subject line. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor through the online booking system.
A unique feature of the Advanced Communication Design program is the focus on two disparate disciplines that are rarely bridged - Visual Arts and Computer Science. It was this feature that attracted me to it. My coursework ranged from design fundamentals and photography to game programming, web databases and Ruby on Rails programming which positioned me particularly well to start my own web design and development business as well as to work as a full stack developer for a local development firm and startup.
Yosuke Hasumi, NIC Advanced Communication and Interactive Design diploma alumnus