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Digital Arts – Diploma

Program Details

Length: 2 years

Total Credits: 66

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Tenth Street

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Diploma in Digital Arts

Overview

Program Summary

For over 20 years, Selkirk College’s Digital Arts program has supported students wanting to excel in an industry demanding exceptional work ethic and creative excellence. Our graduates become creative directors, graphic designers, filmmakers, animators and motion graphic artists. With an emphasis on visual communications, students spend their classroom and studio time designing for all platforms, from print to interactive media and everything in between. Graduates of the Digital Arts program are job-ready and adaptable to growing needs of industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • explain the foundational concepts of digital arts.
  • use current industry tools and technology to produce content.
  • communicate effectively and efficiently in various formats to a variety of stakeholders, consistent with industry expectations.
  • apply problem solving skills.
  • adhere to best practices and professional standards within the digital arts field.
  • demonstrate developing critical and creative thinking skills.
  • plan and execute a creative project.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Selkirk College, applicants to the Digital Arts program you must meet the following requirements to be considered fully-qualified:

  • English 12 with a grade of 60% or higher.

Additional Requirements

  • Completed applicant information questionnaire
  • Portfolio

    Applicants must submit an electronic portfolio as part of the admissions process. An applicant's portfolio chronicles their experience and talent as an artist. The portfolio must demonstrate creativity and passion. Portfolio guidelines are found here

Graduation and Promotion

In order to receive your credential in your program you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required Courses

DA101Introduction To Digital Media

3.00

DA102History of Art, Design & Film

3

DA104Introduction To Digital Photography

3.00

DA109Art Fundamentals

3.00

DA110Introduction To Photoshop

3.00

Term 2

Required Courses

DA112Advanced Photoshop

3

DA113Intermediate Digital Art and Design

3.00

DA121Video and Stop Motion Animation

3.00

DA122Digital Video 1

3.00

DA131Fundamentals of Web

3.00

DA134Motion Graphics & Compositing

3.00

Term 3

Required Courses

DA210Advanced Projects in DA, DTP and Print

3.00

DA220Film & Audio Production

3.00

DA224Motion Graphic Design

3.00

DA225Identify Design

3.00

DA226Multidemensional Design

3.00

DA227Character Design & Animation

3

Term 4

Required Courses

DA228Publication Design

3.00

DA233Portfolio Development

2.00

DA266Production Design

1.00

DA292Professional Practice

2.00

DA298Capstone

3.00