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learn to design websites and mobile applications with kpu’s diploma in front end development for interactive applications program
Learn to Design Websites and Mobile Applications with KPU’s Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications Program
learn to design websites and mobile applications with kpu’s diploma in front end development for interactive applications program

Learn to Design Websites and Mobile Applications with KPU’s Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications Program

Program overview

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications introduces students to mobile and software contexts, drawing on topics and core concepts such as responsive web design, frameworks and web development best practices. Throughout the program, students will develop skills that will help them build interactive and visually appealing web interfaces. 

By the end of the program, students will be able to develop complex web applications using their coding skills. Upon graduation, students will also have gained three key assets for their job search: industry connections based in mentorship and critique, tailored interview preparation focused on core elements of the program, and a strong portfolio demonstrating applied knowledge of key design and development principles. 

What you’ll learn

The Diploma program has been developed with a focus in five specific areas: 

  1. Web Fundamentals, Front-End Technologies and Coding Principles (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  2. Design Fundamentals, UI/UX and Prototyping
  3. Project Management and Professional Development
  4. Areas of Specialization: Motion Design and Data Visualization
  5. Integration Studio and Capstone Courses

Courses 

Each course is worth 3 credits. Each term, students will take 15 credits, for a total of 60 credits by the end of the 2-year program. Examples of courses in the program include:

  • FDIT 1100 – Web Development Foundations
  • FDIT 1140 – User Interface (UI)
  • FDIT 1210 – Front-End Web Programming
  • FDIT 1240 – Responsive Design: Principles and Prototyping
  • FDIT 2110 – Project Management and Performance
  • FDIT 2140 – Design and Development: Integration Studio
  • FDIT 2210 – Professional Development

How to apply

Those who are interested in the program can fill out a submission form on the program site. Upon submitting, a faculty member of KPU will reach out with additional information on how to proceed with the application.  

Admission requirements

To be considered for the Fall 2024 term, applicants must have the Faculty’s admission requirements completed:

Program-specific

Additionally, it is recommended that students complete one of the following courses (or their equivalent) prior to admission, achieving a grade of at least 67% (C+):

  • Web Development 10 
  • Computer Studies 10 
  • Digital Communications 11 
  • Digital Media Development 12 
  • Computer Information Systems 11 
  • Computer Programming 11 
  • Media Design 11 
  • Graphic Production 11 
  • Graphic Arts 11 
  • Computer Science 11 
  • Foundations of Math 11
  • Pre-Calculus 11

English requirements

Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for all KPU applicants. For this program, applicants must demonstrate an appropriate level of English through completion of either high school courses, undergraduate courses, KPU courses, or English language proficiency tests. 

Below are some common completion methods and testing options submitted to KPU: 

  • Completion of B.C. English Studies 12 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C- (or equivalent)
  • Completion of 3 credits of an undergraduate English courses, with a minimum grade of C- from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • KPU English Placement Test (EPT), with placement into ENGL 1000
  • Duolingo English Test – 110 or higher
  • IELTS Academic – Overall band of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Score of 88 or higher, with no sub score less than 20

Note that all testing options must be taken within the last two years from the term of admission. 

See here for a full list on what courses and options are accepted. 

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