Media Arts

Pursue Undergraduate Program in

Media Arts

The cultural effects on technology mean that cinema is no longer a stand-alone art form. It increasingly overlaps with other evolving areas, such as video games, mobile media, social media, streaming media distribution, 3D graphics and computer generated imaging, and digital archiving.

In AMPD’s new Media Arts program, students are invited to become critical thinkers by doing, making and collaborating. In this program, for example, students will have the opportunity to create multimedia digital publications, practice social justice by using social media to engage with a community, write a trans-media story meant to cross film and game platforms, render 3D for animation, virtual reality or a gaming environment, and produce an interactive documentary. Drawing on the powerful legacy of cinema history, criticism and theory, students will actively create in the expanded field of media studies, media culture and media industries, in which cinema is an integrated element.

This program is framed around a series of flexible media practice courses taken concurrently with media history, theory and criticism, culminating in a capstone project and a media industry placement.

The resulting BFA will offer students a broad, expansive view on multiple types of contemporary practice including television, Internet practices, mobile media, gaming, interactive media, and cutting edge digital technologies such as 3D and virtual reality. Students will graduate with the ability to blend curatorial, producing, and media-making abilities with the historical investigation of contemporary media, especially screen-based and social media.


Program Details


Offered By

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Degrees Offered

BFA

Fall Entry

Yes

Winter Entry

Yes

Summer Entry

Yes

Ways to Study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • Making Media
  • Film Art: An Introduction
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Media Practice I

Possible Career Paths

  • social media strategist
  • digital content manager
  • media critic
  • television, film, video producer
Explore what you can do with your degree
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

BFA

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And four additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
    • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.
    The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program specific basis. Some programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed, and all requirements are subject to change.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
    • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • And ten additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
    • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
    To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.
    The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program specific basis. Some programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed, and all requirements are subject to change.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
    • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum average of B is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of B.
    The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program specific basis. Some programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed, and all requirements are subject to change.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required. To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.
    The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program specific basis. Some programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed, and all requirements are subject to change.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
    • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 30 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 30.
    The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program specific basis. Some programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed, and all requirements are subject to change.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • And four additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • And five additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • And nine additional credits at the 3000 level
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • And four additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • ENG4U
  • And five additional 4U or M courses
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    OUAC code YEA (Cinema & Media Arts - Production (BFA))
    OUAC code YEF (Cinema & Media Arts - Screenwriting (BFA))
    OUAC code YJD (Cinema & Media Arts - Media Arts (BFA))
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 3.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • And five additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
    School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

    BFA

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 72-75%.