240.00 Hours Required

The Certificate in Integrated Digital Media teaches design principles and the tools and technologies used to create digital media for today's multi-platform electronic devices.

Learn software tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign along with markup and style sheets languages such as HTML and CSS3. These tools will allow you design and create media content, web environments and user interfaces. Learn to apply a design interaction process that combines form and function.

This certificate will be of interest to individuals who want to start a career in digital media publishing, website design, interface design, user experience design, digital marketing, and digital media production and design. Our set of courses allow students to reflect their individual interests and career directions.

Course assignments are application-based. Upon successful completion of the certificate, you may be able to use some of this work to build your portfolio.

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This program is perfect if you...

  • Work, or aspire to work, in the digital media field
  • Use Adobe Creative Cloud software at your workplace for digital marketing, web development or design
  • Freelance in photography, video or web development and design
  • Are considering moving on to Front-End Web Development, Graphic Design, or Visual Design

What will I get?

Students who complete this program will receive a Professional Certificate.


Program details

Online and In Class

Courses in this program are delivered online and in class. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.

You should plan on studying and working approximately 6 hours per week per course.

Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.

Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online

8 Courses, 240 Hours

All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. The Certificate in Integrated Digital Media is a 240-hour program.

The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one course per term (four courses a year), you will likely complete the program in two years. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.

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$6,140 to $6,600

The approximate cost to complete the Certificate in Integrated Digital Media is $6,140 to $6,600.

This includes the $105 admission fee.

You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program. You can take individual courses to start, and apply later.

The admission fee is $105.

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

Programs change from time to time, so we recommend that you apply for admission as early as possible. Once admitted, your requirements to complete the program will not change – even if the program changes. You can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your program.

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Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions

Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 60 hours towards this program.

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Transferring credit from other Continuing Education programs

If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education program, you may be able to transfer some credits to this program. For details, please review the "Credit towards other programs" information in the programs you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.


Maximum advanced standing and transferred credit

The combined total of advanced standing and transferred credits cannot exceed 120 hours for this program.

On completion of this program, you may wish to pursue studies in another.

Upon completing the Certificate in Integrated Digital Media, up to 120 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred towards the certificate in Graphic Design, up to 90 hours may be used for credit toward the Certificate in Front-End Web Development, up to 60 hours may be used toward the Certificate in Visual Design, and up to 20 hours may be used toward the Certificate in Professional Management. The number of hours will vary based on certificate requirements and courses.

If you wish to pursue another program:

  1. Complete the Application for Admission for your next program
  2. Contact us to request transfer of the equivalent course credits

The transfer of course credits will not happen without your request.

Each year, scholarships and awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.

To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for the following awards:

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

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International students who wish to live and work in Canada can take this certificate in the one-year International Professional Program in Digital Media and Marketing.

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