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New Media Communications Certificate

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create websites, develop interactive media productions, create animations and graphics, edit digital audio or video? The New Media Communications certificate is a generalist program in which you will use a variety of up-to-date software and state of the art facilities to create a wide selection of projects. You will also complete a portfolio of work. You will be introduced to a wide range of media related topics and learn design and production skills in:

  • graphic interface design
  • graphic creation and editing
  • web page development
  • digital photography
  • digital audio
  • digital video
  • 2D animation
  • 3D modeling and animation
  • writing
  • concept development
  • management principles
  • usability studies

Selected courses for this program are available through distance learning. The program is available full-time at SIAST Woodland Campus in Prince Albert and SIAST Wascana Campus in Regina. 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 candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


Advanced HTML (MULT 128)

You will continue to expand your HTML skills as you learn to develop DHTML-based websites. You will acquire skills in Cascading Style Sheets, layers, form creation and JavaScript programming. You will use DHTML to provide animation and enhanced navigational structures for web pages. In addition, you will learn about the components of project proposals, develop a proposal and then develop the actual project.

Prerequisites: Introduction to JavaScript, Web Development Essentials


Fee: $513 Additional costs: Text and software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-69January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Design Principles (DSGN 101)

You will study basic design theory in the context of visual communications. You will learn about design tools and materials, and design processes including critiques and drawing. Using the formal elements of design, you will develop practical design skills. A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful course completion.   Equivalent course(s): Advanced Page Assembly (GRPH 260), Digital Prepress Design (GAP 340)

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Graphic Elements (GRPH 100)

Your studies will focus on the graphic elements of type, format and image. You will analyze how graphic elements are used alone and in combination in design. You will apply these skills to create effective communication solutions.
Equivalent course(s): Digital Prepress Design (GAP 340)

Prerequisites: Design Principles


Fee: $434 Additional costs: Text(s) and software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-25January 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014
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Industry Communications (COMM 127)

You will practice fundamental employability skills related to oral and written communications. You will also practice employability skills related to working effectively with others. You will learn personal employability skills and the effect of attitudes and behaviours on a successful job search.

This course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at a time that is convenient to the student.

Fee: $360
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-453April 14, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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CRN: 03-453April 14, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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CRN: 03-453April 14, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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Interface Design (DSGN 106)

You will learn the basics of interface design. You will also practice creative problem solving by designing interactive environments.

Prerequisites: Design Principles


Fee: $414 Additional costs: Software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-400January 13, 2014 - May 22, 2014
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Intermediate Flash (MULT 127)

Building on your existing Flash knowledge and skills, you will learn advanced Flash features (including ActionScript programming to increase interactivity and to develop non-linear presentations).

Prerequisites: Introduction to Flash


Fee: $513 Additional costs: Software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-68January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Intermediate HTML (MULT 124)

You will develop intermediate HTML skills such as creating image maps, using frames, incorporating multimedia elements and adding interactivity. You will learn to create standards based websites with CSS layouts. You will apply these intermediate skills to a website project

Prerequisites: Web Authoring


Fee: $434 Additional costs: Software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 02-46September 3, 2013 - December 14, 2014
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CRN: 03-26January 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014
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Introduction to Flash (MULT 125)

You will learn how to use the basic components of the Flash software program. Using Flash’s interface, drawing tools, animation and tweening, you will create and present a Flash project.

Prerequisites: Web Authoring


Fee: $513 Additional costs: Software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-27January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Introduction to JavaScript (MULT 114)

You will learn the basics of programming in JavaScript and apply those skills to enhance web pages. Your studies will include the examination and use of the programming model, programming concepts, events and event handlers, and variable methods. You will also study and use the Document Object Model and recognize browser and platform compatibility issues related to the use of JavaScript.

Prerequisites: Intermediate HTML


Fee: $516 Additional costs: Text
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-67January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Introduction to New Media (MULT 130)

You will learn what New Media is, its history, current trends, and future possibilities.

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Project Development (MULT 133)

You will practice the practical and theoretical skills needed to develop and design an interactive project.

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Web Authoring (MULT 120)

You will learn computer application programs used to prepare and edit graphics, text and animation for the web. You will acquire knowledge and technical skills in the use of these programs to develop specific components for the web. You will learn how to use basic HTML and web authoring applications to create basic websites. A basic understanding of computer terminology and operations is necessary for successful course completion.
Equivalent course(s): Advanced Page Assembly (GRPH 260)

Fee: $513 Additional costs: Software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-24January 6, 2014 - May 24, 2014
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Web Development Essentials (MULT 126)

Your studies will prepare you to set up, configure and administer various types of servers for the web, develop data integrity and backup plans, and appreciate security considerations for websites. You will research and develop an e-commerce implementation plan.

Prerequisites: Web Authoring


Fee: $434
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-28January 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014
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Web Page Design Principles (DSGN 103)

You will learn how to integrate the knowledge and skills from other courses to design, develop and test effective websites. You will also learn how to analyze and critique existing websites for effectiveness.

Prerequisites: Graphic Elements, Web Authoring


Fee: $490 Additional costs: Text and software
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-66January 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014
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