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.
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.
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.
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