Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media/Bachelor of Management

The Faculty of Fine Arts and the Dhillon School of Business jointly offer a 50-course (150.0 credit hours) Combined Degrees program leading to the degrees (Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media (B.F.A. - New Media) and Bachelor of Management (B.Mgt.). Upon successful completion of the Combined Degrees program, the student receives the B.F.A. - New Media degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts and the B.Mgt. degree from the Dhillon School of Business.

The B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt. Combined Degrees program may be completed in 50 courses when the General Management major is chosen for the B.Mgt. degree. Students who choose to complete a different B.Mgt. major may be required to extend their programs beyond 50 courses. See Dhillon School of Business Degree Requirements for the 50-Course B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt. for details.

a.Admission

Applicants may be admitted to the B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt. when they are admitted to the University. Enrolment in both the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Dhillon School of Business is limited and fulfillment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Applications are accepted for the B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt. program for the fall term only. Applicants should consult Admission for general admission requirements, policies and deadlines.

In addition to the general admission requirements outlined in Admission, all applicants to the B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt. must satisfy the following requirements:

1.Satisfactorily complete the following Alberta high school math course, University of Lethbridge’s Mathematics 0500, or equivalent.

Major

Additional Admission Requirement

Quantitative Majors:
Accounting, Economics, Finance

Mathematics 30-1

Non-Quantitative Majors:
All other Management majors

One of:
Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

2.Applicants are selected for admission to this competitive program based on academic proficiency, as demonstrated by grade achievement.

3.Time Limit for Retention of Course Credit

Students may receive transfer credit for both Dhillon School of Business and non-Dhillon School of Business courses. Dhillon School of Business courses must have been completed at a recognized post-secondary institution not more than eight years prior to admission to the Dhillon School of Business.

The Dhillon School of Business will consider requests, on a case-by-case basis, to extend this time limit for applicants with recent work experience in the field.

b.General Requirements for the 50-Course B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt.

1.Completion of the Liberal Education List Requirement (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).

2.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

3.Residence requirement: see Academic Regulations, Residence Requirements and Time Limits for details.

c.Faculty of Fine Arts Degree Requirements for the 50-Course B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt.

1.Successful completion of 30 course equivalents (90.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on courses taken for credit towards the degree.

2.A minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses from the Department of New Media taken for credit towards the degree.

3.A minimum of nine New Media courses (27.0 credit hours) at the 3000 or 4000 level.

4.A maximum of three Independent Studies (9.0 credit hours) (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

5.Completion of the following courses:

Art 2033 - Spatial Practice I

New Media 1000 - Introduction to New Media

New Media 2005 - Design Fundamentals for New Media

New Media 2010 - Visual Communications for New Media

New Media 2030 - Digital Video Production

New Media 2150 - Memes, Influencers, and Digital Convergence

New Media 3030 - 3-D Computer Modelling and Animation

New Media 3150 - Seminar in New Media Studies

New Media 3380 - Programming for Artists

New Media 3420 - Narrative for New Media

New Media 3520 - Web Design and Development

New Media 3680 - Interaction Design

New Media 3900 - Portfolio and Professional Practice

One of:

New Media 3040 - Colour Theory and Digital Photo Manipulation

*New Media 3110/Cinema 3110 - Postproduction and Visual Effects

New Media 3310 - Game Design: Theory and Practice

New Media 3640 - Character Animation I

New Media 3700 - Event and Exhibition Design

New Media 3720 - The Dynamic Web

New Media 3810 - Expanded Cinema

New Media 3820 - Information Design

New Media 4420/Cinema 4420 - Screenwriting

New Media 4520 - Advanced Web Design

New Media 4820/Cinema 4820 - Writing for Comedy

New Media 4830 - Theory and Practice of Motion Capture

One of:

New Media 3250 - Media, Advertising, and Consumer Culture

New Media 3300 - Theory and Aesthetics of Digital Games

New Media 3550/Cinema 3550 - History of Animation

New Media 3560 - Popular Narrative

New Media 3650 - Modern Media, War and Propaganda

One of:

Art History 1001 - World Art Before 1400

Art History 1002 - World Art Since 1400

Three New Media elective (9.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level

Three additional courses from the Faculty of Fine Arts

Two Science electives

Two electives

*Prerequisite required: Cinema 1000

d.Dhillon School of Business Degree Requirements for the 50-Course B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt.

The Dhillon School of Business offers courses in the following subject areas: Accounting (ACCT), Agricultural Enterprise Management (AGEM), Finance (FINC), Human Resources and Labour Relations (HRLR), Indigenous Governance and Business Management (IGBM), International Management (IMGT), Management (MGT), and Marketing (MKTG).

1.A minimum grade of 'C-' is required in Economics 1010; Economics 1012; Statistics 1770; Writing 1000 or English 1900; and all Dhillon School of Business courses.

2.A minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 in Dhillon School of Business courses is required (see Dhillon School of Business, Graduation GPA Calculation).

3.Completion of a minimum of 20 Dhillon School of Business courses including all courses required for the General Management Major listed below:

Economics 1010 - Introduction to Microeconomics

Economics 1012 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Management 1500 - Fundamentals of Business

Statistics 1770 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Marketing 2020 - Marketing

Human Resources and Labour Relations 2030 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Management 2070/Economics 2070 - Operations and Quantitative Management

Management 2081 - Professional Communications Skills

Accounting 2100 - Introductory Accounting

Accounting 2400 - Management Accounting

Management 2700 - Business Research Methods

Management 3031 - Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment

Finance 3040 - Finance

Human Resources and Labour Relations 3050 - Human Resource Management

International Management 3650 - Introduction to International Management

Management 4090 - Management Policy and Strategy

One of:

Management 3062 - Information Systems and Data Analytics

Accounting 3171 - Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics

Management 3622 - Visual Analytics

One of the following with Indigenous content, to meet a Liberal Education List requirement1:

Any course from the Indigenous Governance and Business Management (IGBM) subject codes list

Any course from the Indigenous Studies (INDG) subject codes list

Aboriginal Health 1000 - Introduction to Aboriginal Health

Art History 3152 - Indigenous Art History (Series)

Blackfoot 1000 - Introductory Spoken Blackfoot

Blackfoot 2210 - Structure of the Blackfoot Language

Cree 1000 - Introductory Spoken Cree

Cree 2210 - Structure of the Plains Cree Language

Liberal Education 1850 - Conversational Indigenization: Reconciling Reconciliation

Political Science 3215 - Indigenous Peoples and Local Government in Canada

One of:

2Final grade of 80% or higher in AB high school English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent 5-credit course)

2Successful completion of a writing challenge test (see information found at www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/advising-faqs)

Writing 1000 - Introduction to Academic Writing

English 1900 - Introduction to Language and Literature

1Six 3000 or 4000-level Dhillon School of Business courses

Notes

1Please note that the Indigenous content course requirement may count on the Faculty of Fine Arts (B.F.A.-New Media), or the Dhillon School of Business (B.Mgt.) side of your program depending on which course students choose. Please consult with an academic advisor. If students take an Indigenous content course offered by the Dhillon School of Business, then reduce electives by one.

2Students who meet the writing requirement through the high school grade or the challenge exam will need to substitute an open elective for Writing 1000 or English 1900.

Students should be aware that these are the requirements for the General Management major only. Students may choose to complete a different Management major in the Combined Degrees program. If students choose a different Management major, they may be required to extend their programs beyond 50 courses. See Management Majors, Major Requirements for the 50-Course B.A./B.Mgt. or B.Sc./B.Mgt. for major requirements. Computer Science majors will refer to Dhillon School of Business, Bachelor of Management (B.Mgt.) Majors for course requirements. Agricultural Enterprise Management is only available in the B.Mgt. 40-course degree program.

4.All degree requirements must be completed within 10 years after admission to the Dhillon School of Business.

5.Students are advised to take the following courses by the end of their second year: Accounting 2100; Management 1500; Economics 1010; Economics 1012; Statistics 1770; and Writing 1000, English 1900, or successful completion of a writing challenge test (see information found at www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/advising-faqs).

e.Academic Regulations

time between two different Faculties or Schools which have different standards of academic performance. Students should read the academic regulations for each Faculty or School in which a portion of the Combined Degrees will be taken. For the B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt, students should be aware of the Faculty of Fine Arts regulations and the Dhillon School of Business regulations.

f.Residence Requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 30 courses at the University of Lethbridge including seven New Media courses and 10 Dhillon School of Business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.

g.Sample Sequencing Plan

Sample sequencing plans are created to provide students with an example of how to plan courses for the duration of a program. Sample sequencing plans for each program and major can be found in the applicable Program Planning Guide.