Digital Media

In this 2-year program, you learn to produce professional-level digital media projects in 6 semesters of study. In the first two terms, you are introduced to the latest digital technologies and provided with a foundation in design concepts. In the third term, you choose one of three streams where you specialize in the area of your choice: 3D/Virtual Reality, Web Design and Audio/Video. In 3D/VR, you create3D models, animations and virtual reality environments for use in computer games, training and simulations. In the Web stream, you design and create websites and apps for use on computers and mobile devices. And in the Audio/Video stream, you create productions that are ready to broadcast or stream online.

Through applied research, critical discourse and self-reflection, you engage in experimentation and creative problem solving. You learn about written and visual communications for artists and entrepreneurs, art history, drawing, and 2D/3D design. Assignments are designed to create a portfolio that celebrate the power of your imagination and can be used to launch your career.

Duration
In this 2-year, laptop based program, you will learn to produce professional-level digital media projects in 6 semesters of study from September to June.

Laptop Program

Students in the Digital Media, Graphic Design and Photography Diploma Programs are required to purchase their own laptops. The students should meet with the Program’s Coordinating Instructor to discuss what kind of laptop they will need and the computer specifications to meet program requirements.

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdregistrar@gnb.ca

Areas of Study
  • Digital Audio
  • Digital Video
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Post Production
  • Web Design and Programming
  • Game Development
  • Virtual Reality
  • Media History
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Portfolio Development
Course List

Fall 1

  • DSGN 2902 3D Digital Design
  • DIGM 2006 Website Fundamentals
  • DIGM 2008 Interface Design
  • DIGM 2003 Audio Production
  • DIGM 2001 Photographic Imaging
  • DIGM 2000 Digital Imaging
  • DRAW 2905 Constructive Drawing

Winter 1 3D/Virtual Reality

  • DMVR 2000 3D Painting and Texturing
  • DIGM 2009 Gaming and VR Design
  • DIGM 3003 3D Animation Techniques
  • DIGM 2004 Post-production
  • DIGM 2007 Video Production
  • DIGM 2005 Time and Motion
  • DRAW 2906 Constructive Drawing II

Winter 1 Web Design & Audio/Visual.

  • GRDN 2901 Digital Illustration for Graphic Design
  • DIGM 2009 Gaming and VR Design
  • DIGM 3003 3D Animation Techniques
  • DIGM 2004 Post-production
  • DIGM 2007 Video Production
  • DIGM 2005 Time and Motion
  • DRAW 2906 Constructive Drawing II

Spring 1 3D/Virtual Reality

  • DMVR 2001 Digital Sculpting
  • DMVR 2002 Production Pipeline

Spring 1 Web

  • DMWD 2000 Website Design
  • DMWD 2001 Website Programming

Spring 1 Audio/Visual

  • DMAV 2000 Digital Movie Production
  • DMAV 3000 Pre-production Workshop

Fall 2 3D/Virtual Reality

  • DMVR 3002 Advanced Texturing
  • DMVR 3000 Game and Virtual Reality Development
  • DMVR 3001 Team Project 1
  • DMVR 3003 Character Design and Modeling
  • HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad

Fall 2 Web

  • DIGM 3002 Promote and Package
  • DMWD 3000 Website Mobile Development
  • DMWD 3001 Database for Web
  • DMWD 3002 Web App Development
  • HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad

Fall 2 Audio/Visual

  • DIGM 3002 Promote and Package
  • DMAV 3001 Advanced Post-production
  • DMAV 3002 The Documentary
  • DMAV 3003 Advanced Video Production
  • HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad

Winter 2 3D/Virtual Reality

  • DMVR 3004 Advanced Animation
  • DMVR 3005 Character Rigging and Animation
  • DMVR 3006 Team Project II
  • ENTR 3913 Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

Winter 2 Web

  • DIGM 3011 Text, Image and Meaning
  • DMWD 3003 Web Mobile II
  • DMWD 3004 Web Programming II
  • ENTR 3913 Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

Winter 2 Audio/Visual

  • DMAV 3004 Compositing and Motion Graphics
  • DMAV 3005 Advanced Audio Production
  • DMAV 3006 The Commercial
  • ENTR 3913 Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

Choose one of the following five:

  • AVVA 3908 Designing Bodies
  • DRAW 3000 Painting in Acrylics
  • DRAW 3001 Imagery, Sources and Development
  • DSGN 3002 3D Digital Design and Production
  • DSGN 3916 Book Art Design

Spring 2

Choose one of the following two:

  • INST 3902 Senior Practicum
  • INST 3903 Senior Project
Career Possibilities

The Digital Media Diploma is one of the College’s most sought-after programs, and the diverse career opportunities include:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Editor
  • Compositor
  • 3D Modeller
  • Game Developer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Audio and Video Recording Technician
  • Film and Video Camera Operator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
    • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
    • OR equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

Interview
The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

Portfolio Requirements
  1. We value your life experience in assessing your application, so please provide us with a copy of your resume.
  2. Please write a one-page letter of intent which includes your:
  • reasons for wanting to study with us,
  • interests in the arts (contemporary or historical) and
  • plans and goals for the future.
  1. For a full experience at our College, it is best to have an appreciation of the history of visual culture. Please identify a piece of art/craft/design from a particular historical period (include a picture of this work). In a one-page essay, describe the work in your own words, what is significant about this work and what it says about visual culture.
  2. To ensure that you are well prepared for direct entry into this program, we need to get an idea of your creative abilities. We will also be looking for your dexterity and imagination. To assess this, please provide:
  • 5 images of things that you have created, such as, but not limited to: collage, woodworking, ceramics, painting, photography, knitting, poetry, creative writing, music, video, sewing, etc. Please note that the images you send do not necessarily need to be associated with this studio.
  • If you have drawing experience, please include:
    • one life drawing showing the human figure and
    • one still-life drawing.

If you have not had previous drawing experience, just let us know. We may adjust your program to include some basic drawing instruction.

Please don’t submit originals. Three-dimensional work should be photographed and presented digitally. For good digital image quality, your image files should be jpegs and sized around 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. For video clips, please post on Vimeo or YouTube and send us the link; keep them 2 to 3 minutes each. For each image, please include a written description, a notation of the media used in producing the work and the date of completion. Be sure to label your portfolio with your name, contact information, and return address.

Once you have completed your portfolio, it can be mailed, emailed or delivered in person to:

Nancy Beaulieu, Registrar
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD)
457 Queen Street
PO BOX 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Canada

Email: nbccdregistrar@gnb.ca

Instructors & Technicians

Instructors

  • Alan Edwards Coordinating Instructor
  • Drew Kennickell
  • Dale McBride
  • Jamie Bergin
  • Todd Delong

Technician

  • Ashley Casey
Apply Now

Go to the Admission Requirements to start the application process. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.

Studio Project, Photo by: Andrea Pavlovic Digital Media Studio, Photo by: James Walsh Work by Kaity Craig and Lisa Mason, Photo by: Photo (506) Photo by: Photo (506)
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Work by Kaity Craig and Lisa Mason, Photo by: Photo (506)

“I AM NOW MORE CONFIDENT IN APPLYING MY KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES TO THE REAL WORLD…THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE AS A DESIGNER.”

Andrea Pavlovic, Diploma in Integrated Media, 2013, Graduate Studies, 2014

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Jun 9

Return Building Access Cards and Clean out Lockers (All Students)

Jun 9

Return College Property (library books, equipment etc.) (All Students)

Jun 9

Spring Term Ends (All Students)

Jun 16

Convocation (All Students)

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