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Interactive Media Production

Interactive Media Production is an advanced certificate program that provides the skills needed to be proficient in developing content using rich media tools.

Building on skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program, you will learn how to build sophisticated media in a stand-alone configuration and integrated with server-side processes. You will learn how to script in Flash, develop interactive CD-ROMs, author DVDs and develop material using content management systems and electronic learning environments. A research course will provide you with an opportunity to explore emerging technologies such as wireless delivery to cell phones and PDAs.

This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through SIAST Woodland Campus. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


Advanced Audio and Video Compression (DGTL 201)

You will develop the skills needed to produce quality audio and video compressed files and streams. You will study compression fundamentals, the factors affecting compression and appropriate compression format selection. You will demonstrate your skills through practical projects.

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Advanced DVD Authoring (MULT 206)

You will learn the additional skills and techniques needed to create advanced DVDs. Your studies will include advanced menu systems, multiple angle (video) tracks and multiple audio tracks.

Prerequisites: Introduction to DVD Authoring, Introduction to DVD Authoring (MULT 203)


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Alternate Delivery Platforms (MULT 207)

You will learn how to develop content deliverable via alternate delivery platforms (such as cell phones and personal digital assistants - PDAs). You will research emerging technologies, discuss your findings and create content suitable for delivery over alternate platforms.

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Audio Post Production and Effects (DGTL 200)

Sound is a critical element in a new media production. Computer-based tools have greatly increased the capabilities of the new media developer. You will learn how to create original music (using midi, loops and effects) and use a variety of filters and effects. You will demonstrate your skills by creating a multi-track audio project.

Fee: $495 Additional costs: Text and software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-388January 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014
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Interactive Media Project (PROJ 202)

You will have the opportunity to create a significant final project. The project should be a showcase piece that demonstrates a wide range of your strongest skills. You will develop your project topic in consultation with, and with the approval of, your instructor.

Prerequisites: Advanced Audio and Video Compression, Advanced DVD Authoring, Advanced Interactive Technologies, Alternate Delivery Platforms, Audio Post Production and Effects, Interactive Multimedia Authoring, Introduction to Compositing, Introduction to Content Management Systems, Introduction to DVD Authoring, Introduction to Learning Management Systems, Usability, Interactivity and Interface Design


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Interactive Multimedia Authoring (MULT 204)

You will create interactive multimedia applications using the basic toolsets, multimedia and scripting capabilities of Flash.

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Introduction to Compositing (MULT 202)

Using Adobe AfterEffects, you will learn the subtle visual effects known as compositing to enhance your visual presentations. You will expand your creativity with more complex tools and applications for visual effects.

Fee: $396 Additional costs: Text and software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-391January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Introduction to Content Management Systems (MULT 205)

You will learn to install, configure, use and manage Content Management Systems (CMS). The use of a CMS is essential for managing large, interactive websites.

Fee: $507
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-387January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Introduction to DVD Authoring (MULT 203)

You will learn the basics of preparing a DVD. You will study the DVD format and the processes involved in creating a completed DVD from encoding the source material through to burning the final disc.

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Introduction to Learning Management Systems (MULT 209)

You will be introduced to the learning management systems used to manage the delivery of web-based training material. You will become familiar with the various modules and learn how to prepare, upload and manage the content.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Content Management Systems


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Usability, Interactivity and Interface Design (DSGN 202)

You will study the principles of interactivity, complexity and usability. You will develop the skills needed for creating effective and creative interfaces.

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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