New Media/Computer Science

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Degrees available

  • 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, cinema production and studies, 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.

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 refine your skills within a professional work setting and gain a greater sense of career possibilities.

The advanced studio course focuses on creative applications of new media where you'll undertake a self-directed project. If you are interested in research, graduate studies, or a scholastic challenge, you can also apply to take this course with the Honours Thesis designation. This will appears on your official transcript and degree parchment.

You have 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.


Connect with your Faculties

Department of New Media Department of Mathematics & Computer Science


Possible careers

New media/management 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:

  • Business owner/Entrepreneur
  • Digital Communications/Marketing Content Strategist
  • Producer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Creative Director/Art Director
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Robotics
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile App Design
  • 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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"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)

New Media

None - changes to portfolio requirements for Fall 2021 entry.

Computer Science Additional Admissions Requirements

Math 30-1 (Algebra) or equivalence

  • 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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