Master the art of creating visual solutions to communications problems

The Visual Communication Design (New Media) program is a multidisciplinary program within the Faculty of Science and Technology that utilizes a core of design pedagogy coupled with technology-enhanced teaching and learning to produce graduates capable of creating interactive, digital, visual interfaces for a variety of applications and industries. The multidisciplinary nature of the program means that students will gain core knowledge in design, programming, prototype building (for industrial design), and digital storytelling, with introductions to business and entrepreneurship. This program’s emphasis on project- based, technologically-driven learning incorporates collaborations between its students with students from other programs such as engineering and computer science.

Students acquire design and composition principles related to all forms of digital media including:

  • Web design and development
  • Digital/video media development, production and editing
  • Computer illustrations and animation
  • Audio production and editing
  • 3-D visualization and motion capture technologies

Career Pathway:

Graduates of the Visual Communication Design (New Media) program enjoy a high-level of employability. They will typically find jobs working in an information technology environment as:

  • Digital Artists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Animators
  • Audio/Video Technicians
  • Web Developers
  • Film and Video Editors
  • Multimedia Artists/Animators

With more experience and advanced credentials, graduates can fulfill roles as:

  • Art Directors
  • Creative Directors
  • Drafters (Architecture and Engineering)
  • Industrial/Product Designers
  • Marketing Managers

Curriculum Structure

Visual Comm. Design (New Media)

+Bachelor of Design (S1)

Degree Plan

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