Digital Media

Digital Media

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Digital Media focuses on the study of 3D simulations and animation, artistic theories and cultural impact. It inspires people with imaginative digital art installations or design of the next generation gaming technology. Using code and programming as tools for creative expression, digital media specialists develop original digital media objects and experiences such as mobile apps, immersive and 3D environments, data visualization, interactive performance and more. 

What You'll Learn 

As a Digital Media student, you will learn about the raw tools that help create digital imagery and sound, including animation and 3D simulations. You will also study larger concepts like artistic theories and the cultural impact of digital media on the world. Most importantly, you will learn to create.

You will begin the program by completing a common core of courses in first year. You will select from one of three streams based on your interest: Digital Media Development (DMD) which has a greater focus on computer science, Digital Media Arts (DMA) which emphasizes digital media as a form of creative expression, or Digital Media Game Arts, exploring games and game play. 

You will have an opportunity to participate in Lassonde’s paid internship program to get valuable professional experience.

Some Courses You'll Take 

Interactive Digital Media
Programming for Digital Media
Physical Computing
Media Signal Processing
Publishing in Digital Media
3D Computer Graphics
New Media Forms
Introduction to Virtual Reality

Career Paths Include

User Experience and Interface Design
Game Development 
New Media Artist
Social Media Manager

Digital Media students have the choice of being a student in either the School of the Arts, Performance, Media & Design or the Lassonde School of Engineering.

While the courses required by all Digital Media students are the same, students in the Lassonde School of Engineering will likely choose their electives from Computer Science or other areas of sciences to dig into robotics, virtual reality, graphics and visualization, user interfaces, data mining and artificial intelligence. Please note, while this program is offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering, it is not an Engineering program.

Students in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will likely choose their electives from AMPD courses, where they can collaborate and explore performance, media, and arts in all their expanded formats. 

Program Details

Offered by

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry


Winter entry


Summer entry



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