Interactive Design and Technology, Advanced Diploma | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Canada
Advanced Diploma On Campus

Interactive Design and Technology

24 months
17500 CAD/year
9000 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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With technology literally reinventing the way we do things (think mobile, 3D printing, social media), now is a great time to turn your interest into a career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a two-year Interactive Design and Technology (IDT) diploma program.


About this Degree

Are you interested in design and website development, interactive media, digital marketing, computer graphics? Do you have a creative mind, good problem-solving skills, enjoy working with computer software and hardware?

The Interactive Design and Technology program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus, with some courses available online through distance learning.

In the first year, you'll get an overall foundation in:

  • professional practices
  • design principles and processes
  • web page design and development
  • raster and vector graphic creation and editing
  • writing for social and interactive media
  • photography, audio and video

In the second year, you'll build your skills in:

  • management principles, analytics and usability studies
  • self-promotion and digital marketing
  • interactive authoring
  • customizing Content Management Systems (CMS)

You choose one of the following specialties:


You will learn the skills needed to create interesting and effective graphic solutions for websites and interactive media.

  • contemporary graphic design styles
  • user interface design
  • advanced raster and vector graphic skills


You will develop competence in building and implementing dynamically driven custom websites such as electronic catalogues and e-commerce solutions.

  • database design, database management systems (DBMS) and Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • server-side scripting, methods, functions
  • client-side scripting and asynchronous web applications

At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, You Learn By Doing

You'll spend the majority of class time learning how to use the tools of the trade and applying your creative, problem-solving skills to assignments. You'll build practical skills in several self-directed projects and by participating in either a work experience or client-directed project.

Build Your Portfolio Online

You'll gain practical experience through online portfolio development. When you graduate, you should have your own domain, a professional presence and an online portfolio, showcasing your best work.

Programme Structure


  • Computer Foundations
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Web Site Design Principles
  • Design Processes and Critical Studies
  • Raster Graphics
  • Vector Graphics
  • Web Authoring 1-Basic HTML/CSS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement


  • To be successful in the program, you will require basic computer literacy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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