What will I learn?

Specialize in Digital Media Development, Digital Media Arts or Digital Media Game Arts. Focus on the study of 3-D environments, artistic theories and cultural impact. Use code and programming as tools for creative expression, to develop digital objects and experiences like mobile apps and gaming technology and inspire people with imaginative digital art installations and interactive performances.

What You'll Learn

As a Digital Media student, you will learn about the raw tools that help create digital imagery and sound, including animation and 3D simulations. You will also study larger concepts like artistic theories and the cultural impact of digital media on the world. Most importantly, you will learn to simulate, build, and create.

You will begin the program by completing a common core of courses in first year. You will select from one of three specializations based on your interest: Digital Media Development (DMD) focusing on design of core tools and technologies for digital media practices; Digital Media Arts (DMA), focusing on the creation and application of digital media for creative production in the visual, performing and screen arts; and Digital Media Game Arts (DMGA, focusing on allied artistic and scientific aspects of innovative game design.

You will have an opportunity to participate in Lassonde’s paid internship program to gain valuable professional experience.

Some Courses You'll Take

  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Programming for Digital Media
  • Physical Computing
  • Media Signal Processing
  • Publishing in Digital Media
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • New Media Forms
  • Introduction to Virtual Reality

Career Paths Include

  • User Experience and Interface Design
  • Game Development
  • New Media Artist
  • Social Media Manager

Digital Media students have the choice of being a student in either the School of the Arts, Performance, Media & Design or the Lassonde School of Engineering.

While the courses required by all Digital Media students are the same, students in the Lassonde School of Engineering will likely choose their electives from Computer Science or other areas of sciences to dig into robotics, virtual reality, graphics and visualization, user interfaces, data mining and artificial intelligence. Please note, while this program is offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering, it is not an Engineering program.

Students in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will likely choose their electives from AMPD courses.

Possible Career Paths

  • user experience & interface designer
  • game developer
  • special-effects expert

Which department am I in?

Lassonde School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$37,243.00 (21,88,190) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Lassonde School of Engineering

York University,

4700 Keele Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Accepted Language Tests and Scores: TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83; IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5; Pearson PTE Academic: 60; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60; Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced; Duolingo: 115.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo: 115

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
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