Distance Education Diploma Programs

Creative Digital Media

Employment is expected to grow. Talented designers will always have work.

Average Salary $43,092

Training time: 52 weeks

Start a career in Creative Digital Media

Do you have something to say? Are you naturally creative and able to visualize an end-product? Graphic Design might just be the career for you – and to be honest, with a forecast of nearly 39,000 job openings during 2009-2018, it could be a very wise and profitable choice!

Visual or Graphic Designers create designs for many different types of media, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, computer games, product packaging, displays, or for corporate or organization “branding.” Designers must listen to clients and understand their needs prior to making design decisions. This is an exciting and fulfilling career path that can be dynamic and fun.  Nurture your artistic ability and imagination.

With Creative Digital Media, you’ll even get to use a new, sleek Mac computer to learn the most up-to-date, commonly used software in the industry. When you graduate, you’ll be proficient in both the practical skills and theoretical skills to enter this exciting and creative field.

Sound cool? Enroll in the Creative Digital Media program today – we’ll help you design your great future! 

What You Need to Get There

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Creative Digital Media

Creative Digital Media Diploma Program

Includes all of these courses:

Fundamentals of Design Course
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Course
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Course
Keys to Success Course
Adobe Flash CS6 Course
Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Course
Adobe Illustrator CS6 Course
Adobe InDesign CS6 Course
OH&S Course
Mac OS X Mavericks Course
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MDE Provides Flexible Training and Quick Online Courses that Lead to Real Jobs

If your aim is to work in any of these fields, then THIS program is for you:

  • Content Developer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Marketing Layout Artist
  • Production Assistant
  • Video Editor
  • Web Page Designer
  • Workflow Coordinator

Detailed Content

MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

Dreamweaver is the standard in authoring tools for managing Websites and Internet applications. Create interactive Web pages containing text, images, hyperlinks, animation, sound and video. Publish with ease, incorporate functionality into Websites, and create dynamic responses to user input. Dreamweaver does it all in a graphical user interface environment.

You will become familiar with the Dreamweaver workspace, learn how to develop a Web page, use styles and style sheets, add media objects, and manage Website links.

Adobe Flash CS6

Flash can provide high impact web experiences for a user. It can make the site come alive and turn text and pictures into an interactive and dynamic experience!

You will learn to add multimedia such as animations, sound, graphics and even movies to web pages!

You will learn concepts of Flash such as creating animations, using special effects, and using sound and video. This latest version of Flash has the ability to enhance the workspace, import Photoshop and Illustrator files, and use Flash planning and workflow processes.

Adobe Illustrator CS6

Illustrator is the premiere tool for creating vector based drawings and illustrations, and is very important for logo design. This course covers the fundamental concepts and progresses to in-depth explorations of the software's full set of features.

Explore drawing and composing, patterns, effects, distort images, texture, gradients, symbols, graphs and transparencies. Prepare a document for pre-press and printing or for the web.

You will put learned concepts and skills into a real-world context by preparing a series of design projects.

Adobe InDesign CS6

Use this comprehensive software program to create output-ready layouts for anything from a coupon to a full color magazine.

InDesign provides many options for creating comprehensive layouts - setting up a document, formatting text and body copy, designing display headlines, working with process and non-process colors, placing graphics from Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop within your layout.

You will set up documents with frames and link graphics. Work with tabs, tables, and transparencies, or layout a book with a table of contents and an index. When you have mastered these techniques, learn to prepare and package a document for printing.

Adobe Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing program, will allow you to edit existing artwork or create new masterpieces that can be integrated into many other software applications.

This course is practical for anyone who wants to learn about editing techniques such as; how to repair and restore damaged areas within an image, combine images or create graphics. Explore tools such as Smart Objects, Smart Filters, and the Quick Selection Tool - learn to get the most out of Photoshop.

There is focus on both the artistic and technical features of Photoshop. You will progress from basic to advanced Photoshop techniques - building on the skills acquired.

Final Cut Pro X 10.1

Start with basic workflow tools, creating a rough cut then move on to enhancing it with deeper dive into the more advanced Final Cut Pro X features including how to efficiently organize and share media with new libraries, enhanced audio tools, streamlined media management, retiming, and much more....

Fundamentals of Design

This course designed for those interested in working with print, moving image, and digital media.

You will start out by understanding the principles of design and then moving on to the practice of design. Learn how to adapt designs to suit different projects, including information on digital imaging techniques, motion graphics, and designing for web and small-screen applications. Understand styles of layout, typography, color fundamentals, photography basics, digital printing, visual design and coding, and web design software.

Exploring how ideas evolve, you will learn how to work with images, set up files for printing, and build and structure a website. You'll also gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills’ employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Keys to Success

You will gain the ability to get the most out of your professional development training by learning to take efficient notes, listen actively, communicate effectively, problem solve, make decisions, and prepare for a test or exam.

You will learn to be successfully intelligent. Successfully intelligent thinking is balanced thinking that incorporates thinking practically, creatively and analytically. Developing a balanced set of thinking skills and knowing when and how to use each of them gives you power in learning.

Mac OS X Mavericks

This course introduces you to the Mac Operating System - Mac OS X Mavericks which is one of the most powerful operating systems in the world. You will explore topics such as setting system preferences, sending and receiving email, storing and sharing photos, and working with disks, folders, and files.


No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.

This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.

Lessons You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Lesson 2: Developing a Web Page
Lesson 3: Working with Text Cascading Style Sheets
Lesson 4: Adding Images
Lesson 5: Working with Links and Navigation
Lesson 6: Positioning Objects with CSS and Tables
Lesson 7: Managing a Web Server and Files
Lesson 8: Using Styles and Style Sheets for Design
Lesson 9: Collecting Data with Forms
Lesson 10: Positioning Objects with AP DIVS
Lesson 11: Adding Media and Interactivity
Lesson 12: Creating and Using Templates
Lesson 13: Working with Library Items and Snippets
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Adobe Flash
Lesson 2: Drawing Objects in Adobe Flash
Lesson 3: Working with Symbols and Interactivity
Lesson 4: Creating Animations
Lesson 5: Creating Special Effects
Lesson 6: Preparing and Publishing Movies
Lesson 7: Importing and Modifying Graphics
Lesson 8: Building Complex Animations
Lesson 9: Introduction to ActionScript
Lesson 10: Using ActionScript to enhance User Experience
Lesson 11: Adding Sound and Video
Lesson 12: Developing Mobile Applications
Lesson 1: Getting to know Illustrator
Lesson 2: Creating Text and Gradients
Lesson 3: Drawing and Composing an Illustration
Lesson 4: Transforming and Distorting Objects
Lesson 5: Working with Layers
Lesson 6: Working with Patterns and Brushes
Lesson 7: Working With Distortions, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends
Lesson 8: Recoloring Artwork and Working with Transparency, Effects, and Graphic Styles
Lesson 9: Creating and Designing Graphs
Lesson 10: Creating 3D Objects
Lesson 11: Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing
Lesson 12: Drawing with Symbols
Lesson 13: Preparing Graphics for the Web
Lesson 1: Getting to know InDesign
Lesson 2: Working with Text
Lesson 3: Setting up a Document
Lesson 4: Working with Frames
Lesson 5: Working with Color
Lesson 6: Working with Placed Images
Lesson 7: Creating Graphics
Lesson 8: Exploring Effects and Advanced Techniques
Lesson 9: Working with Tabs and Tables
Lesson 10: Making Books, Tables of Contents and Indexes
Lesson 11: Preparing, Packaging, and Exporting Documents for print
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS6
Lesson 2: Learning Photoshop Basics
Lesson 3: Working with Layers
Lesson 4: Making Selections
Lesson 5: Incorporating Color Techniques
Lesson 6: Placing Type in an Image
Lesson 7: Using Painting Tools
Lesson 8: Working with Special Layer Functions
Lesson 9: Creating Special Effects with Filters
Lesson 10: Enhancing Specific Selections
Lesson 11: Adjusting Colors
Lesson 12: Using Clipping Masks, Paths, and Shapes
Lesson 13: Transforming Type
Lesson 14: Liquifying an Image
Lesson 15: Performing Image Surgery
Lesson 16: Annotating and Automating an Image
Lesson 17: Creating Images for the Web
Lesson 18: Working with Animation, Video, and Photography
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Importing Media
Lesson 3: Organizing Clips
Lesson 4: Making the First Edit
Lesson 5: Revising the Edit
Lesson 6: Enhancing the Edit
Lesson 7: Finishing the Edit
Lesson 8: Sharing a Project
Lesson 9: Managing Libraries
Lesson 10: Advancing Your Workflow
Lesson 1: Research and Early Concepts
Lesson 2: Fundamentals of Composition
Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Typography
Lesson 4: Fundamentals of Color
Lesson 5: Tools and Technologies
Lesson 6: Production Process and Issues
Lesson 7: Web Design Basics
Lesson 8: Commercial Applications
Lesson 1: Welcome to Post-Secondary Career
Lesson 2: Values, Goals, and Time
Lesson 3: Learning How You Learn
Lesson 4: Analytical, Creative, and Practical Thinking
Lesson 5: Reading and Information Literacy
Lesson 6: Listening and Note Taking
Lesson 7: Memory and Studying
Lesson 8: Test Taking
Lesson 9: Diversity and Communication
Lesson 10: Wellness and Stress Management
Lesson 11: Managing Money
Lesson 12: Careers and More
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Working with Disks, Folders, and Files
Lesson 3: Installing and Using Applications
Lesson 4: Setting System Preferences
Lesson 5: Customizing Your Mac
Lesson 6: Organizing Your Life
Lesson 7: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
Lesson 8: Keeping in Touch
Lesson 9: Living Online
Lesson 10: Getting an iLife
Lesson 11: Sharing Your Mac with Multiple Users
Lesson 12: Creating a Home Network
Lesson 13: Maintaining Your Mac
Lesson 1: Glossary & Introduction
Lesson 2: The Department, The Division, and The Act
Lesson 3: Employer, Employees, and Safety Officers: Roles and Responsibilities
Lesson 4: OH&S Responsibilities for Organizations
Lesson 5: Workers’ Rights – The 4 R’s
Lesson 6: Information Regarding OH&S Legislation in Other Provinces


Certification exams for this program include:

What You Get

You receive all of this and more with your education

What's Included

What You Can Expect

  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into context
  • Simulation tutorials
  • Tutorials
  • Unlimited Support