INM425 - Field Placement Preparation

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Subject Title
Field Placement Preparation

Subject Description

All INM students are required to finish a 120-hour field placement component as a requirement for graduation. Field placement opportunities can be pursued after the end of the second semester and until 8 months after the completion of all professional courses.


This non-credit course enables students to prepare the skills required to research and secure an appropriate placement that reflects their career directions. Students will plan their portfolio template, prepare resumes and interviewing techniques, and will learn to research opportunities in the interactive media industry. The course will use a combination of workshops, guest lectures, and online components. One-on-one consultations outside course time provide additional support in preparation. Additionally, students can receive assistance in their search for field placement by matching them to opportunities from the industry. 

The nature of opportunities in this field can range from roles that require technical, design or strategic skills or a combination of all three. These skills can be applied to roles in different types of organizations ranging from design and development studies, interactive or traditional agencies, client side marketing, design or technical teams. As such, interactive media roles are not specific to an industry but rather to the discipline. Some sample roles are ? Digital/Interactive Designer, UX designer, Front end developer, Social media analyst, Social media content manager, Video production and editing, digital project manager, digital strategist.

Credit Status
Non-credit, Interactive Media Design Diploma
Completion of field placement required for graduation

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