New Media/Computer Science

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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

Demand is increasing for new media artists that draw from an extensive computer science foundation. This five-year combined degrees program bridges the gap between fine arts and computer science, providing a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Design Animate Communicate Produce: New Media at uLethbridge

Through new media studies, you'll explore the interconnectivity between technology, art, industry, and culture. Examine, study and create using a wide range of technologies and techniques in graphic, web and interaction design, 3D modelling, animation, video game design and development, screenwriting, and new media theory.

You'll combine your foundation in new media with studies in computer science, delving into the study of algorithms, data structures and their applications to develop efficient solutions to global problems.

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

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.

Work-Integrated Learning
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, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Department of New Media Department of Mathematics & Computer Science


Possible careers

New Media/Computer Science 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, communications, digital marketing, video game development, film and television, or the arts. Possible careers include:

  • Web Developer/Designer
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Business owner/entrepreneur
  • Digital Communications/Marketing Content Strategist
  • Producer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Creative Director/Art Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Robotics
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Music
  • Software Development
  • Systems Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Foreign Area Analyst

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

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Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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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

5 Years (combined degrees)

  • Computer labs with advanced graphics workstations
  • Research lab with Cintiq screens and Wacom tablets
  • Motion Capture Studio
  • Game Research Lab
  • Cove Studio – VFX green screen infinity cyclorama
  • Digital Cinema Suite – professional editing and finishing rooms
  • Fine Arts Data Physicalization Lab
  • Media production equipment loan centre

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