BFA - New Media

Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media

Become part of a visionary digital program that explores the intersection of design, art and technology. Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a versatile new media professional, critical thinker, and adaptable individual, able to succeed in a range of industries and creative practices.

Building a foundation in a wide range of technologies and techniques, you study the following topics:

  • Graphic design
  • Web design and development
  • Interaction design
  • 3D modelling, animation and gaming
  • Narrative screenwriting
  • Cinema production and studies
  • Historical and contemporary new media theory

Concentrations

  • Web & Graphic Design
  • Animation & Gaming
  • Cinema Production

 

What Can I Do With My Major?

 

 

Our graduates have worked in a variety of traditional and non-traditional fields where media design and development are important. Graduates pursue careers in animation, graphic design, video/film production, television, web design, game design, media authoring, education, and others too numerous to list.

Students choosing the internship in their final semester work for a company or organization in an area of new media that is of interest to them. Students and new media employers often credit the internship as being an invaluable component for integrating students into the new media workforce. In the past, students have taken internships at web and graphic design houses, television production studios, video game studios, educational and religious institutions, animation and special effects studios, and 3D modeling/architecture studios. Students have interned across Canada including Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal, and around the world (Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Italy, California, Hawaii, Texas, and Utah).

Career and Employment Services (CES) assists U of L students and alumni with career exploration and work search needs. CES also serves employers and organizations by facilitating their recruitment of UofL students.

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Know your calendar year

Remember that program requirements vary depending on the calendar year, which is usually the year of admission to uLethbridge. Therefore requirements may differ from year to year, even within the same major.

For questions about this or changing calendar years speak with an advisor.

 

 

Sample Sequencing Plan

Shown below is a sample of courses for your degree.  If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in the time shown.  If you want to alter the sequence, consult with an Academic Advisor

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue or review your Program Planning Guide.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

New Media 1000

Cinema 1000

New Media 2005

New Media 2010

New Media 2150

New Media 2030

Art 2031 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Art 2031 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Art 2032 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Art 2032 or Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

New Media 3030

New Media 3150

New Media 3380

New Media 3420

New Media 3520

Liberal Education List Requirement

Fine Arts Elective

Elective

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

   

Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

New Media or Cinema Elective

New Media 3680

New Media or Cinema Elective

New Media 3900

Fine Arts Elective

Fine Arts Elective (3000/4000 level)

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

Elective

   

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Fine Arts Elective (3000/4000 level)

New Media 4651

Fine Arts Elective

New Media 4661

Liberal Education List Requirement

 

Liberal Education List Requirement

 

Elective

 

Or

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Fine Arts Elective (3000/4000 level)

New Media 4690 or New Media 4995

Fine Arts Elective

New Media or Cinema Elective (3000/4000 level)

New Media or Cinema Elective (3000/4000 level)

New Media or Cinema Elective (3000/4000 level)

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

 

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue.

Make sure you complete your degree requirements by referring to the Program Planning Guide and the uLethbridge Calendar for program planning and course registration.

 

 

 

Topics Courses

Example: NMED 3850 Section B - Mobile Application Development

An exploration of the concepts and practices related to the design and development of applications for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Prerequisites: NMED 3520

Recommended Background: NMED 3380

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Minors

A minor is a good way to complement your major, have your interests in another subject area recognized on your official transcript, and expand your employment opportunities. It is an optional component of your degree program that requires a smaller number of courses to complete.

See an Advisor for more information about this.