This program provides students with relevant skills required to enter into advanced design study, while also providing the knowledge necessary to begin a career as a graphic or web designer. Students will develop a portfolio of graphic and web design samples to present to potential employers upon graduation.
The Foundations Diploma in Creative Technologies combines fundamental design theory and hands-on practical application of skills in a project-based curriculum that encourages critical thinking, problem solving, social awareness and sustainability. User centered design philosophy is at the heart of the curriculum and effective, engaging and interactive user experience design will be the primary goal of major projects.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Creative Technologies (Foundation) program, graduates will have a variety of career path opportunities directly related to the learning path they have completed. Graduates will be positioned to enter careers in:
After successful completion of this diploma, students will also have the qualifications necessary to continue their education by taking our Advanced Diploma in Creative Technologies. There is also a Co-Op option available.
|Term 1 – Software Tools & Design Foundations|
|Drawing for Design||Digital Imaging & Colour Design||Vector Art & Design||Introduction to Design|
|Term 2 – Practical Application|
|User Centered Design||Vector Art & Design ІІ||Web Design
& Development І
|Term 3 – Specialization & Final Project|
|Layout Design І||Digital Imaging
|Web Design Development ІІ||Design Project|
Most people have heard of TED talks. Not everyone knows what TED stands for (Technology, Entertainment, and Design). TED is a non-profit organization that is owned by Chris Anderson, the founder of FUTURE magazine and started in Silicon Valley. Its previous speakers have included James Cameron, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. In 2014 TED chose to relocate its annual conference in Vancouver, Canada. There’s a reason for that!
In 2017 Vancouver was named as the #1 city in Canada and #15 in the world for the world’s best start-up ecosystems due to it “strong industrial foundation, enterprise data and cloud underpinning, and a remarkably diverse talent pool” (Startup Genome). There are over 800 tech start-ups in BC with more than 100,000 people working in the industry. Employment in the industry rose 2.9 percent in 2016, compared to the national tech sector’s growth at 1.1 percent. The government of B.C. wants to grow the number of tech jobs in the province to over 120,000 by 2022. They also want to increase the number of technology graduates by over 1,000 immediately.
William is an experienced Technical Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in curriculum development, leadership, team training & development, new program application preparation and review (certificate/diploma/degree). Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Arts degree Computer Animation from the University of Teesside UK.
Students are required to have one of the following pre-requisites to qualify for enrolment into a Sterling College Diploma or Certificate program:
If English is not the first language, students will be required to have the pre-requisites to qualify for enrolment in to this program. Please see our International Students page for more details.
If you would like to begin the application process, or have questions about the program you can: