Digital Media

Digital Media

Lassonde School of Engineering

As a Digital Media student, you will devise and use tools to create engaging, interactive digital objects and experiences that integrate imagery and sound, including effects and animation, 3D modelling and simulation, and responsive interfaces bridging the physical and virtual world. You can specialize in Digital Media Development, Digital Media Arts or Digital Media Game Arts and focus on the study of 3D environments, artistic theories and cultural impact. Learn how to use programming as a tool for creative expression and develop digital objects and experiences like mobile apps, gaming technology and immersive VR/AR experiences. 

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. Then, 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.
After second year, you can pursue co-op opportunities, gaining professional experience to get a head start towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. 

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 at 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. 

Program Details

Offered by

Lassonde School of Engineering

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry


Winter entry


Summer entry



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