The rapid advancement and integration of digital and interactive technologies within our culture has radically changed the way we communicate and interact with each other. The BFA-New Media degree was created to meet the present and future need for content creators capable of applying digital strategies and creative problem-solving. The combination of professional-level technology and in-depth multidisciplinary artistic investigation makes this New Media program unique. As the industry shifts its focus from a primarily technical workforce to a more intellectually developed, technically diverse talent pool, graduates of the BFA-New Media program will be ready to take on complex professional duties requiring high levels of maturity, intellect and technical proficiency.
Built-in Work Experience: The New Media Internship
In the final semester, students can complete a 300-hour internship with a company or organization in an area of new media that is of interest to them. Students and new media employers often credit the internship as being an invaluable component for integrating students into the new media workforce. In the past, students have taken internships at digital marketing agencies, video game studios, educational institutions, 3D modeling/architecture studios, and many more. Students have interned across Canada including Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal, and around the world (Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Italy, California, Hawaii, Texas, and Utah).
Students interested in New Media can complete:
Bachelor of Fine Arts- new Media
Bachelor of Fine Arts- New Media/ Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media/ Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Bachelor of Fine Arts- New Media/ Bachelor of Management.
The combined degrees leverage synergies with other Bachelor programs and open up additional career opportunities.
For more information contact the Faculty of Fine Arts: https://www.uleth.ca/fine-arts/study/art