Selkirk College

Digital Arts and New Media

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:The Arts
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Digital Arts
Description:Bring your creativity and our dedicated faculty will encourage you to explore and define your technical and artistic potential. Get the skills you need to take your work from the creative design process and conception to the presentation of your finished product. Launch your career in the fast-paced and competitive digital media industry.

Our Digital Arts and New Media program helps you work in graphic design, illustration, animation, visual and special effects, web design, and interactive application development. Our intensive program provides you with hands-on experience in: Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Digital Video and Audio Editing, Mobile Application Development, Motion Graphics, 2d and 3d Animation, and Web Design and Programming.
URL:Digital Arts and New Media at Selkirk College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,623

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Applicants must meet the following criteria set by the Digital Arts & New Media Department: High school graduation (or equivalent) with a ā€œCā€ or higher in Foundations of Math 11, or Apprenticeship Workplace 11, or equivalent and a ā€œC+ā€ or higher in English 12. Visual Arts 11 (Media Arts or Art Foundations and Studio Arts) and/or Information & Communications Technology 11 are recommended.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]

If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Admission to this full time program is competitive. The portfolio is a very important part of the application process and applicants should take care to ensure that their work is presented as strongly as possible. Digital Arts & New Media is looking for a demonstration of visual awareness, creativity and technical skill. Applicants should choose pieces for their portfolios that demonstrate the nature, scope and direction of their work. The portfolio pieces may be of any medium and they need not be specific to new media. Applicants must also complete and submit a questionnaire. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 31, 2016