Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do New Media Students need to take Art, Music, and Drama courses?

The University of Lethbridge is a liberal arts institution. Students receive a quality education in their chosen field of study while also taking courses in a variety of other program areas, including art, music and drama, thereby broadening their creative and analytical skills.

Q: How large is the New Media program?

The Department of New Media is a quota program, meaning that each year there is a new intake of 68 first-year students. Those with previous educational experience and training may apply as be accepted as second or third-year students. There are approximately 200 students in the program at any given time.

Q: What if I have a previous degree or certificate from another multimedia program?

If applicable, you will be asked to provide transcripts for previous post-secondary institutions you may have attended. Transfer credits for the New Media program are calculated by the Office of the Assistant Dean (Student Services), Faculty of Fine Arts, on a case-by-case basis.

You will be notified of the results. Although you may not receive actual transfer credits for previous courses, you may be awarded course credits for specific first, second or third-year courses, details which will then be documented in your program planning.

Q: When will I hear about my application to the program?

Applications (including portfolios) are reviewed by the Faculty of Fine Arts Admissions Advisor, and are then forwarded to the Registrar