To be eligible for admission to the first year of the Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD) program, an applicant must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, with a minimum of six 4U or 4M courses and includes the following courses1:
Admission into any of the programs, the tuition fees, etcetera are handled by Carleton University. If you need further information related to these topics it is best to contact the admissions group directly
If you are planning to take the Cooperative education option (Coop), the entrance requirement is 70% and a CGPA of 8.0 (B) to continue on the Coop program; however you can register for coop after you have started in the program
Applicants to the Interactive Multimedia and Design program are required to submit a portfolio of creative work in support of their application (Note: Applicants to the IRM, NET, or PLT programs do not require a portfolio). Portfolios and academic records are considered equally when evaluating an applicant for admission to the program.
All Portfolios should contain:
Note: there is absolutely no advantage in submitting digital work (such as flash animation, modelling, etc.) over non-digital; all pieces are judged solely on their creativity. Higher scoring will be given for your best work (regardless of medium) and broadest range (e.g. one or two only from each medium)
There are two ways to submit your portfolio: Regular Paper-based Submission or the On-line Submission; all submissions need to be received before the 1st of March of the year of entry (if the 1st of March falls on a weekend or holiday, portfolios must be received by the following regular working day)
The required format is 8.5" x 11". All work, including the Cover Letter, Resume, and Index, must be bound together and/or organized within a binder or portfolio designed to accommodate 8.5" x 11" sheets. Portfolios must be sent or delivered to Carleton and must be received at the following address by March 1st:
IMD Admissions Committee (c/o Hana Jabi)
230 Azrieli Pavilion
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
An on-line submission system is available for you to submit your portfolios through the portfolios.carleton.ca website. You will require your Carleton Student ID/Application ID in order to submit a portfolio through this system.
Submissions to the on-line system are format restricted as follows: