Digital Media

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Digital Media

In the first 2 terms of this program, you are introduced to the latest digital technologies and provided with a foundation in design concepts. In the 3rd term, you further develop your skills in the areas of 3D virtual reality and audio/video. In 3D VR, you create 3D models, animations and virtual reality environments for use in computer games, training and simulations. In the audio/video courses, 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.

 By the end of this program, you will have demonstrated the ability to creatively use the technical skills necessary to work within the field of digital media.

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.

Most students start with taking our Foundation Visual Arts Program (see Apply Now). If you already have a certificate in visual arts, have previous post-secondary experience or in the visual arts, you might be eligible for direct entry into this diploma program.

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

Areas of Study
  • Digital Audio/Visual
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Post Production
  • Game Development
  • Virtual Reality
  • Media History
  • Promotion and Marketing
Course List

Fall 1

  • Digital Imaging
  • 3D Digital Design: Modeling and Sculpting
  • Time and Motion
  • Photographic Imaging
  • Constructive Drawing
  • Design Concepts

Winter 1

  • 3D Painting and Texturing
  • 3D Print: Modeling
  • 3D Animation Techniques
  • Video Production
  • Post-Production
  • Life Drawing: Structure and Form
  • Marketing and Online Promotion

Spring 1

  • 3D Production Techniques
  • Gaming and VR Design

Fall 2

  • 3D Digital Design: Modeling and Texturing
  • Game and Virtual Reality Development
  • Project
  • Constructive Drawing II
  • Students Select 2:
    • 3D Print: Production
    • Advanced Digital Imaging
    • Character Design and Modeling
    • Advanced Animation

Winter 2

  • Digital Media Research Project
  • Team Project
  • Students Select 2
    • 3D Print: Finishing
    • Compositing and Motion Graphics
    • Character Rigging and Animation
    • Constructive Drawing III
  • Students Select 1
    • Designing Bodies
    • Painting in Acrylics
    • Imagery, Sources and Development
    • Book Art Design
    • Art for Social Change
  • Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

Spring 2

  • Students Select 1:
    • Senior Practicum
    • Senior Project
Tech Requirements

Storage

I would also strongly suggest that you purchase an external hard drive to back-up your work. Students have lost work in the past, and having a good backup can reduce stress and grief. These can be purchased for under $200 for 4 TB, and again, please contact me if you want more details, or wait until the orientation day, when we will be going over backup strategies.

USB memory sticks are also very useful for moving files around and backing up, and are quite inexpensive, but like the drive mentioned above, make sure that they are USB 2 or 3, as USB 1 is just too slow for the large files that we tend to use.

Software

As far as software, much of what we will be using in the first year is covered in the Adobe Creative Cloud bundle. Adobe’s purchasing model is a cloud-based system, where you pay a fee ($20US monthly or $199US for a year) to use all of their software. You can purchase this with student pricing direct from Adobe (www.adobe.com)

The Microsoft Office suite will provide a word processor for written assignments, as well as spreadsheet and presentation software, but these tools can also be found in Open Source versions if you prefer.

There is other software that we use, but I suggest that you try it out in class before deciding to purchase.

Career Possibilities

With an entrepreneurial focus, this program prepares you to establish your own small business, be employed or continue in Advanced Studio Practice Program at NBCCD or at other leading institutions in Canada and beyond.

Professional opportunities upon graduation include:

  • Compositor
  • 3D Modeller
  • Game Developer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Audio and Video Recording Technician
  • Film and Video Camera Operator
  • Illustrator
  • Occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Admission Requirements

 

  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official Transcript of Marks indicating 1 of the following:
    • Certificate in Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD (Good Standing)
    • 1-year of post-secondary education*
    • Equivalent experience will be considered*(2)

*A portfolio is required and after reviewed, may lead to a personal interview (3)

(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) Equivalencies to all academic admission requirements are evaluated through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). If you are 21 years of age, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

(3) Most students begin their studies at the College by taking our Foundation Visual Arts Program. If you already have a certificate in visual arts, have previous post-secondary experience or in the visual arts, you might be eligible for direct entry into this diploma program. Once you have submitted the requirements for direct entry, the College may contact you for an interview to have an opportunity to discuss your educational goals.

Portfolio Requirements

Direct Entry Portfolio Requirements

To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.

Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

Registrar
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Canada

NBCCDRegistrar@gnb.ca

Checklist:

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Observational Drawings
  • Three 2D Design Exercises
  • Two 3D Design Exercises
  • Three Colour Theory Exercises
  • Compare & Contrast Essay
  • Image List

 

Instructors & Technicians

Instructors

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

Technician

  • Mitra Bakhtier
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.

“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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Sep 6

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Sep 6

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