New Media

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Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – New Media

Campus

Lethbridge

Intake

Fall

Program description

Explore the interconnectivity between technology, art, industry, and culture. Develop skills to master emerging technologies in a variety of professional settings.

Design Animate Communicate Produce: New Media at uLethbridge

Command a wide range of technologies and techniques in graphic design, web design and development, interaction design, 3D modelling, animation, video game design and development, screenwriting, cinema production and studies, and new media theory. You will learn from and work with dedicated professors who are professional artists and scholars.

As part of uLethbridge's liberal education philosophy, you'll also take electives that complement your new media course work and diversify your portfolio.

In your final year of the BFA-New Media, you can choose either an industry internship or our advanced studio course. Each option provides particular benefits as you transition into a career or graduate studies.

 

Professional Development

The internship is a structured learning experience — locally, nationally or abroad — where you'll refine your skills working in a professional setting and gain a better sense of career possibilities.

The advanced studio course focuses on creative applications and you'll complete a self-directed project. If you are interested in research, graduate studies, or simply want an academic challenge, you can add an Honours Thesis to your course. The designation will appear on your official transcript and degree parchment.

Advanced Studio or Practicum?

 

You have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies, as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

New Media Department

 

Possible careers

New media graduates are highly adaptable in a variety of work environments and emerging technologies. You may go on to work in industries such as digital media production, digital marketing, video game development, film and television, or the arts. Possible careers include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Video Game Artist
  • Front-end Web Developer
  • Videographer/Photographer
  • Screenwriter
  • Digital Producer/Coordinator
  • Artist

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or PhD levels.

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"The strength of New Media is that the generalist nature of the degree allows for multiple skills to be developed simultaneously, opening possibilities in many fields and allowing students to create what they want." - Andrew Faubert

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Additional information

None - changes to portfolio requirements for Fall 2021 entry.

  • Computer labs with advanced media production workstations
  • Research Labs, including the Game Research Lab and Fine Arts Data Physicalization Lab
  • Cove Studio – VFX green screen infinity cyclorama
  • Digital Cinema Suite – professional editing and finishing rooms
  • Media production equipment loan centre
  • Motion Capture Studio

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