Digital Media

The Diploma in Digital Media introduces you to the latest technology related to audio, film/video production and post-production, graphic design, computer gaming and animation while providing a foundation in design concepts. You will design and produce websites, short videos, 3D models and animations, and computer games for use on industry-standard computers and mobile devices.

Through applied research, critical discourse and self-reflection, you will engage in experimentation and creative problem solving. You will learn about written and visual communication for artists and entrepreneurs, art history, drawing and 2D/3D design. Assignments are designed to create a portfolio that celebrates 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
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Game Development
  • Media History
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Portfolio Development
Course List

Fall 1

  • GRDN 2901 Digital Illustration for Graphic Design
  • GRDN 2900 Digital Imaging for Graphic Design
  • IMDN 2911 Design for the Moving Image
  • IMDN 2900 Website Fundamentals
  • IMDN 2902 Audio Production from the Narrative
  • COMM 2900 Communication for Visual Artists

Choose one of the following four:

  • DRAW 2900 Directions in Drawing: Traditional and Contemporary
  • DRAW 2901 Life Drawing: Structure and Form
  • DRAW 2902 Watercolour: Exploring Water-Based Materials
  • DRAW 2904 Drawing: Time and Narrative

Winter 1

  • GRDN 2904 Introduction to Typography
  • IMDN 2912 Post-production
  • IMDN 2904 Multimedia: Time and Motion
  • IMDN 2901 Website Design
  • IMDN 2903 Creating from the Narrative
  • HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad
  • DSGN 2902 3D Digital Design: Shaping Space

Spring 1

  • IMDN 3900 Website Programming
  • IMDN 3902 Digital Movie Production

Fall 2

  • IMDN 2908 Structure and Content: Promote and Package
  • IMDN 3911 3D Animation Techniques
  • IMDN 3908 Multimedia: Gaming and Instructional Design
  • IMDN 3906 Website Mobile Development
  • IMDN 3910 Advanced Post-production
  • HIST 3906 Critical Issues: Digital Media in Context
  • ENTR 3906 Preparing for Professional Life

Winter 2

  • GRDN 2907 Text, Image and Meaning
  • IMDN 3901 Mobile Application Development
  • IMDN 3903 Multimedia: Content and Interactivity
  • IMDN 3912 Digital Media Research Project
  • IMDN 3909 Compositing and Motion Graphics
  • ENTR 3904 Preparing for Professional Career in Graphic Design and 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

Technician

  • Andrea Pavlovic
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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Mar 3

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Mar 6

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Apr 13

Last day to request an Incomplete (All Students)

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