Sisler IDM/ICT Advantage

Welcome to Sisler High School’s Interactive Digital Media Program

Our Goal…to prepare an educational pipeline into the Creative Industry


Sisler High School’s Interactive Digital Media program is a new Technical Vocational Education (TVE) program launched in September of 2015. The TVE is an important part of the educational structure and plays a major role in developing a flexible and well-educated work force to address current and emerging industry (Animation, Game Design, App Development, Motion Graphics, Movie-Making, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, etc) and labour-market needs and allow Manitoba to compete globally.

About Sisler IDM 2016 from Sisler IDM on Vimeo.

Alumni from this program have found employment at Complex Games, Disney Games, and SkyBox Lab games. Sisler IDM is affiliated with Vancouver Film School, Red River College, University of Winnipeg and Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts.

About Manitoba’s TVE IDM diploma

A minimum of 8 of these approved credits are required from within this approved Senior Years Technology Education Program cluster. In addition, students must fulfill the graduation requirements by completing optional credits. A Grade 11 Social Studies credit is not compulsory for Technology Education Program graduation.

Grades 9 to 12 Interactive Digital Media  (837 KB)

Individual Courses:

VFS Press Release, October 26, 2015

“We’re thrilled to play an active role in supporting innovation and talent development at high school level. This high school—post-secondary partnership further strengthens our aim of incubating the talent of North America’s entertainment arts industries and the creative economies in BC, Canada, and beyond,”explained James Griffin, President and Co-Founder of Vancouver Film School.

“The scholarship has given me the chance to chase after my dreams. I’ve had a passion to become a filmmaker since middle school, and now have a chance to fulfill these ambitions. I’m delighted to be developing my career as part of this new partnership,” explained Daniel Cochon.

University of Winnipeg’s Press Release, May 7, 2014

“… the University of Winnipeg announced the launch of an innovative, industry driven certificate program in gaming. A first in Manitoba, The Serious Games Certificate was jointly developed by Project Whitecard Inc. and UWinnipeg’s Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE). The initiative helps develop the local gaming industry and is fueled by the vision to develop Winnipeg as a center of excellence in game development…The Certificate is offered part-time (eight courses) and usually takes one year to complete. The new program began in September 2014. In addition, students currently completing “Interactive Digital Media” courses at Sisler High School will be able to attain some credits towards the new Serious Games Certificate. “ – University of Winnipeg’s Press Release, May 7, 2014

Disney’s Trent Correy – Sisler High School from Sisler IDM on Vimeo.

Sisler IDM/ICT Advantage