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Media and Communications


The Media and Communications department is home to some of the
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college’s most established programs – Journalism, Photography and


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Digital Imaging, Interactive Multimedia, and Graphic Design, as


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well as some of its newest – Video Art and Animation and


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Fundamental Arts.
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Fundamental Arts
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This program will help students build the knowledge and skills
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necessary for post-secondary studies in the media cluster of


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programs. It will provide students with the opportunity to explore


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potential career choices, learn effective strategies for academic


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success and give them a head start on their future studies in one
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of our diploma programs such as Video Game Art and Animation,


Interactive Multimedia, Graphic Design, or Photography and
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Digital Imaging.
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Program Facts
Start Date: September
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Length: 9 months
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Location: Prince of Wales Campus


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Credential Issued: Certificate, Fundamental Arts


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If you have any questions concerning the Fundamental Arts


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program, please contact:


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Gweneth Branch-Rice
E-mail: gabranchrice@hollandcollege.com
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Tel: (902) 566-9367


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Graphic Design
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The Graphic Design program offers students the excitement and


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challenges of a career in the design field.


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Through exposure to a wide variety of ideas, challenges and


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media, graduates leave the program with a solid portfolio and a


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wide variety of skills. The curriculum involves students in design


theory and application, creative problem solving, typography, colour
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prepress, and print production areas, digital design work and the
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management of projects. Additional skills in photography, business,


personal competencies and presentations produce well-rounded and
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creative individuals who should be capable of working in a wide


variety of areas including the print and prepress industries, design
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studios, advertising agencies, digital design and production


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facilities, among others.

The Graphic Design program focuses on addressing the needs for


strong graphic designers by specializing in a diploma in Graphic
Design. This program of study prepares students to work in any of
the exciting areas that are open to designers today.

Program emphasis is on the establishment of a solid set of design


skills. This, coupled with exposure to a variety of hardware and
software, prepares graduates to meet the needs of the industry.
The curriculum of the program allows exposure to a variety of
applications for design from print and the digital world to
illustration. Individual students will be able to focus on any or all
of these areas.
The Graphic Design program fulfills the post-secondary requirement
for the college’s Interactive Multimedia program.
Program Facts Program Facts
Start Date: September Start Date: September
Length: 2 years Length: 9 months
Location: Prince of Wales Campus Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Diploma, Graphic Designer Credential Issued: Post-Graduate Diploma

Graduate Opportunities: Graduate Opportunities


• Advertising agencies and design studios • Multimedia production firms
• New media production firms • Web development companies
• Freelancing • Corporate environments (including marketing,
• Service bureaus, digital facilities and film houses communications, information management and training
• Print production facilities, including offset, flexography, divisions)
screen print and signage • Educational and government institutions
• Entertainment industry
If you have any questions concerning the Graphic Design
program, please contact: If you have any questions concerning the Interactive
Nigel Roe Multimedia program, please e-mail:
E-mail: nroe@hollandcollege.com computerstudies@hollandcollege.com Tel: (902) 629-4206
Tel: (902) 566-9526

Journalism
Interactive Multimedia (IMM)
The newspaper business and a growing number of related fields
The Interactive Multimedia (IMM) program provides learners place a premium on clear, concise, accurate writing based on
with the opportunity to engage with new media technologies the timely collection of information. The Journalism program
in a creative atmosphere. Students learn how to produce usable emphasizes these skills while recognizing the importance of
and attractive interactive products that fuse multiple media new technology and the growing use of broadcast reporting
elements (text, graphics, animation, audio, video) with techniques on websites.
programmed and database-driven navigation. Students engage
in formal, hands-on instruction, building the three core skill Learners use state-of-the-art equipment and software to produce
sets necessary for the creation of internet, CD, and DVD their work. They are introduced to the basics of print and
environments: 1. Technical production methods; 2. Interface broadcast newsgathering and presentation, including feature
and navigational design techniques; and 3. Project management, photography. Using readily available community resources, they
business principles, and problem solving. learn the craft of news-gathering, from interviewing to covering
meetings and demonstrations. Journalism students participate
Contact the Interactive Multimedia program to inquire about in two on-the-job internships, one each year, and should budget
short-term continuing education opportunities offered during for this expense. Each internship lasts four weeks. Sites may be
the regular daytime program. located off-Island, resulting in possible additional travel
and/or accommodation costs. In addition to internship training, and printers. In order to simulate a realistic environment,
students produce a daily newspaper - Front Page News, and their many duties and responsibilities are managed by the students,
work, in print and broadcast, appears on the program’s news including mixing chemistry, minor equipment maintenance,
website. minor cleaning and facilities upkeep. Through workshops, self-
study and practical application, students learn both basic and
Program Facts advanced skills required for success in the field of photography.
Start Date: September
Length: 2 years Student training is enhanced by many workshops, guest
Location: Prince of Wales Campus photographers and opportunities for on-the-job training.
Credential Issued: Diploma, Newspaper Reporter The course places a strong emphasis on the business of
photography, aspects of which include specialty and general
Graduate Opportunities employment options, market research and marketing/self
• Daily or weekly newspapers promotion for photographers, creative and technical standards
• Public relations and portfolio development. Students of Photography and Digital
• Information services Imaging have significant opportunities to develop their
• Radio and television self-motivation and personal initiative and are encouraged to
pursue personal and paying assignments outside of regular
If you have any questions concerning the Journalism program activities.
program, please contact :
Wayne Young Tel: (902) 566-9589 Program Facts
wyoung@hollandcollege.com Start Date: September
Rick MacLean Tel:(902) 566-9591 Length: 2 years
rmaclean@hollandcollege.com Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Diploma, Photographer

Photography and Digital Imaging Graduate Opportunities


• Portrait and wedding photography
The Photography and Digital Imaging program offers • Editorial, commercial or industrial photography
professional-level training for the challenging and rewarding • Assistant photographer
field of photography and digital imaging. The program goal is • Digital lab technician
to train students as photographers, assistant photographers and • Photoshop™ technician
Photoshop™ technicians. Note: many photographers are self-employed and career options
vary widely by region.
The program runs much like a large professional studio and lab.
Some camera and general equipment (digital and analog) is If you have any questions concerning the Photography and
provided by the program for students in order to complete Digital Imaging program, please contact:
program requirements. Photography and Digital Imaging Alex Murchison
maintains a 16-workstation Mac lab with a variety of scanners E-mail: amurchison@hollandcollege.com Tel: (902) 566-9551
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Video Game Art and Animation Computer Studies


The two-year Video Game Art and Animation program is The Computer Studies department offers one and two year
designed to prepare students for a career in the art graduate and post-graduate programs that train students in
department of a video game developer. critical areas of the Information Technology (IT) industry and
the soft skills that are crucial for success in the industry.
The first year covers the basics of art production for video
Information Technology continues to experience growth in
games. Traditional drawing skills are taught alongside the
several key areas, and employers in the IT industry require
latest software techniques. We examine the history of the
employees who bring a combination of technical and soft skills
industry and look behind the scenes to see what goes into
such as adapting to new environments, working alone or as part
video game development.
of a team, time management, and meeting commitments under
The second year incorporates technical aspects needed to pressure, to the rapidly evolving workplace.
integrate art assets into a video game production pipeline.
Business Information Systems
Focus is on the core skills needed to generate artwork using
Adobe and Autodesk products. The Media and Communications Development (BISD)
department share resources, allowing students access to a wide The Business Information Systems Development (BISD)
range of equipment including industry standard cameras and program prepares college and university graduates to work
printing facilities. in the IT industry as E-Business Programmers/Analysts. The
Regular lectures and workshops delivered by local and program also prepares graduates for work in related positions
international experts give students valuable insight into the such as Programmer/Analyst, Software Developer and Web
realities of working in the industry. The curriculum is designed Database Developer.
to be flexible, so that the program can be adjusted to suit The 10-month BISD program trains students in all the critical
trends in the video game industry. areas of the IT industry such as Project Management, Systems
Profile Facts Analysis and Design, Database Management, Object Oriented
Start Date: September Programming, and Internet Development.
Length: 2 years The students practice their skills in a learning environment that
Location: Prince of Wales Campus replicates the industry workplace, including individual work-
Credential Issued: Diploma, Video Game Art and Animation space and technology for each student.
Graduate Opportunities Program Facts
• Object modelers Start Date: September
• Vehicle modelers Length: 10 months
• Character modelers and riggers Location: Prince of Wales Campus
• World builders Credential Issued: Post-Graduate Diploma, E-Business
• Texture mappers Programmer/Analyst
• Environment artists
• Concept artists Graduate Opportunities
• Level designers All graduates are qualified for employment throughout Canada,
• Storyboard artists North America and many international locations. Students are
• Animators usually hired as:
• Character and prop designers • E-Business Programmers/Analysts
• Business Software Developers
If you have any questions concerning the Video Game Art • Business Analysts
and Animation program, please contact: • Internet/intranet Developers
Chris Sharpley Tel: (902) 566-9661 • Information Technology Consultants
E-mail: cmsharpley@hollandcollege.com
Tiffany Baxter Tel: (902) 566-9664 If you have any questions concerning the Business
E-mail: tdbaxter@hollandcollege.com Information Systems Development program, please e-mail:
computerstudies@hollandcollege.com

On-the-Job Training Degree Pathways


On-the-job training is a work term that gives students an Graduates of the Graphic Design, Journalism, Photography and
opportunity to experience real day-to-day operations in their Digital Imaging, Video Game Art and Animation, Computer
specialty areas, allowing them to implement the skills acquired Information Systems, and Computer Networking Technology
during the program. On-the-job training gives students the programs can take advantage of further educational
opportunity to interact with, and learn from, staff members of opportunities through our degree pathways agreements with
the companies in which they are placed. Students must complete other institutions. If you’re interested in pursuing your studies
on-the-job training to be eligible for graduation. somewhere else, Holland College has agreements in place with
more than 100 universities and colleges across Canada, the U.S.,
and overseas. Please check the website for more details.
Program Facts
Start Date: September
Computer Information Systems (CIS) Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program prepares Credential Issued: Diploma, Computer Networking Technologist
students to work in the Information Systems field. Students Graduate Opportunities
develop managerial, interpersonal and technical skills that • Computer retail companies
enable them to operate and manage computer-based • Provincial and federal government agencies
information systems. Students learn to work in • Telecommunication companies
microcomputer, client/server, Internet/intranet and • Repair depots
networked computer environments. Students should be • Businesses with in-house technical staff
aware that during some sections of the program extensive
If you have any questions concerning the Computer
hands-on lab work will be required and a time commitment
Networking Technology program, please e-mail:
over and above the regular school day will be necessary.
computerstudies@hollandcollege.com
The Computer Information Systems program curriculum of College Foundation Program
the Computer Programmer Analyst profile is accredited by
the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). This program offers students the opportunity to explore careers,
to enhance and build on essential skills, and to prepare them-
This program is also available via distance learning. selves for further post-secondary pursuits. In addition to the
eight core courses in the College Foundation program, students
Program Facts will have the opportunity to select two elective courses in
Start Date: September various fields of study. Electives may be selected from academic
Length: 2 years upgrading, university, or other Holland College programs.
Location: Prince of Wales Campus Completed electives that meet Holland College program
Credential Issued: Diploma, Computer Programmer/Analyst requirements will be transferrable to that specific program as
transfer credits.
The CIS curriculum is validated by Information Technology College Foundation electives can be taken from the
professionals employed in Atlantic Canada and incorporates following programs:
nationally recognized standards. The nationally recognized • Business Administration • Journalism
curriculum enables graduates to pursue employment • Business Information • Medical Support Services
opportunities throughout Canada, the United States and in Systems Development • Primary Care
many international locations. • Computer Information Systems Paramedicine
• Culinary Arts • Practical Nursing
Graduate Opportunities • Dental Assisting • Retail Business
• Programmers/Analysts • Early Childhood Care Management
• Internet/intranet Software Developers and Education • Sport and Leisure
• Hotel and Restaurant Management
If you have any questions concerning the Computer Management
Information Systems program, please e-mail:
computerstudies@hollandcollege.com The program is designed for students who may:
• Be unsure of career interests
• Need specific experiences to ensure career choice is right
Computer Networking Technology (New) for them
• Not possess the necessary qualifications for their career

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The Computer Networking Technology program prepares choice
learners to design, install, and maintain computer systems. • Require higher marks in core subjects
The partnership between Holland College and Cisco Systems • Benefit from a preparatory year for building skills and
provides students with certified training in network design experiences and participating in a college environment

ISO 9001: 2008 certified


and implementation. Graduates of this program enter the • Need more experience in Canadian post-secondary education
workforce with skills developed through practical projects. • Have been out of school for some time
The content of the course prepares learners to obtain Cisco Program Facts
Certified Network Associate (CCNA), A+, Linux+, Security+, Start Date: September
and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Length: 9 months
certifications. Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Certificate, College Foundation
The Computer Networking Technology program will be
seeking national accreditation from the Canadian Council For more information, contact:
of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT). This recognition of
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accredited curriculum enables graduates to seek employment
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of accredited programs may have more opportunities to
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