Your creativity is yearning to come to life through digital design and interactive programming. Let it – and get on the path to a career in the new media industry with a diploma in Multimedia Production.
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Multimedia content creators are the masters behind those moments of magic you experience on a variety of devices every day. And if you have the kind of mind that moves quickly from the mystifying experience itself to figuring out how it could have been done, the Multimedia Production program can prepare you to become one of those masters.
In this digital design, interactive technology-based program, you’ll learn how to blend audio, video, animation, graphics and text in a digital environment to create those these memorable design experiences. We’ll prepare you for the industry, ensuring your skill development in new media technologies is complemented by essential business skills in identifying and developing commercially viable ideas, pitching those ideas, and planning and managing projects. During a practicum in your final semester, it’ll all come together as you gain valuable first-hand experience in the industry before you even graduate.
Unleash your creativity and prepare for a career in new media – apply to the Multimedia Production program today!
Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for employment in the multimedia industry in positions such as:
- 2D/3D Animator
- Business Training Developer
- Front-end Developer
- Interactive Advertising/Marketing Specialist
- Interactive Narrative Designer
- Mobile App Developer
- Motion Graphics Specialist
- New Media E-Learning Specialist
- New Media Entrepreneur
- Social Media Strategist
- User Experience Designer
- Web and Interactive Media Designer
- Web and Interactive Programmer/Developer
- Web Game/Simulation Designer/Developer
For current application status, terms being processed and application deadlines visit the Program Application Status page.
Graduates of Multimedia Production will receive two years’ credit towards a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communications Studies major from Athabasca University, before completing an additional 60 credits of the university’s 120-credit program.
Red Deer College
The Applied Degree in Motion Picture Arts at Red Deer College enables students who have completed two years of related post-secondary studies (or equivalent) to expand and apply their training to the rapidly growing motion picture, television and multimedia industries. The program has two streams: Production Stream and the Acting Stream. Subject to admission requirements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Royal Roads University
Graduates of the Multimedia Production diploma are eligible for full block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication provided all appropriate prerequisite qualifications and all other entrance criteria are met as per program admission requirements (refer to Royal Roads website: www.royalroads.ca) and space remains available in the program. Entrance to all programs at Royal Roads University is on a competitive basis.
University of Calgary
Graduates of the Multimedia Production diploma are eligible to enter into the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.
A blended course is intentionally designed to include continuum of both face to face/on-campus and online delivery. This includes both synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous learning strategies (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Communication, instruction and assessment components of a blended course provide consistent information but go further by enhancing and supplementing each other. Students may complete some of their lessons online and may also be required to come to campus.
Learning does not occur at the same time or same place. Instructor provides materials including online readings, recorded lectures or presentations, posted lecture notes, video content, assignments and exams for online completion. Students access the course materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by the instructor.
Learning happens in real time. Student and instructors interact and engage with each other in a specific virtual space, through a specific online medium, at a specific time. This can include video conferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures.
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|You can expect to experience a blended program. Lectures will occur as scheduled video conferences. Students will have real-time instruction and discussion with faculty and classmates. Lectures will be saved and can be reviewed at later times. On-campus labs for Year 1 students will be delivered as two, two-day residencies (mid-October and late-November). Students unable to compete residency requirements would be given incomplete grades and have work rescheduled to winter term.||As a continuing student in Multimedia Production, your program will be blended. Lectures will occur as scheduled video conferences. Students will have real-time instruction and discussion with faculty and classmates. Lectures will be saved and can be reviewed at later times. Labs for Year 1 and 2 will be presented through video conference and supplemented with home self-study options where applicable.|
No Practicum in Term 1
The curriculum may be offered in a different sequence.
Note: Students will take CAP-1158 (Communication Process) or COM-1162 (Interpersonal Relationships and Communic.).
The following courses are also available through online learning:
- COM-1162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communic.
New students are accepted into the Multimedia Production program for the Fall (September) term.
General admission requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs as indicated in the Admissions section of this calendar.
Multimedia Production assumes professional standards for research and writing. All program assignments must be typed. Lack of keyboarding skills could inhibit achievement. Applicants who enter and complete the Multimedia Production program without a high school diploma or equivalent may not be eligible for advanced placement in college and university diploma and degree programs under current and future transfer agreements.
Practicum experience requirements
There is a required practicum component to this program. The college dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.
Mobile learning program
This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to supply their own device with required minimum specifications. Go to www.lethbridgecollege.ca/mobilelearning for additional information.
Prior learning assessment (PLA)
If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for prior learning assessment.
Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the Academic Upgrading program to upgrade their academic skills.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Multimedia Production diploma.
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- Due to Covid19 and the restrictions that may be imposed regarding lab access, these programs require a computer (buy your own) for the 2020-2021 year. Please wait until you receive your final equipment list before purchasing as it will detail the minimum specs your will need for the computer.
- Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
- Students in this program are required to purchase their own mobile learning device. Check your letter of admission or contact your program office or check the admissions tab for details – there are minimum requirements.
- Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
- Tuition for international students is $12,150 for Year 1 and $12,663 for Year 2. The cost of additional fees, books and supplies is the same for all students.
More than just a technical education
ProTip: Apply early! Our program is always full.
Teaching the technical skills needed to be competent in the new media industry isn’t enough for us. We want to ensure you’re fully prepared for the industry with the ability to advertise your skills and apply them to real-world situations. That’s why in our program, you’ll find:
- two fully supported computer labs, which is more than enough work space for our small classes (ProTip: Apply early! Our program is always full.)
- competitions and networking events that allow you to show off your skills and connect with local professionals
- practicums that put you in the workplace of companies specializing in web design, learning management systems or 3D graphics and animation
At Lethbridge College, you’re not just getting a technical education, you’re being equipped for a career.
North America's leading VR and AR consulting and product development company MetaVRse had this to say about our certificate program:
"The certificate, course and description outline provide a level of education not currently offered in the Canadian Education system and holds a great value to the industry."
A world-leading virtual reality conference
Lethbridge College hosted a ground breaking event showcasing our creativity and forward thinking in the many applications of new technology.
This event “Merging Realities” was the first full day VR/AR conference held completely in virtual reality. Sponsored by key players in the industry and featuring expert speakers from the VR/AR field, this event is a testament to our involvement in this rapidly expanding field of work.
Read more here.
Hands-on, immersive learning
Showcase your creativity
It’s striking. It’s engaging. It’s your work.
Showcase your creativity
When you hit the real world of employment, your work is going to be on display for the world – well, at the very least, it’ll be on display for a client. So why shouldn’t it be displayed when you’re in school?
All four programs in the School of Media and Design hold year-end events to provide that very opportunity. Events can vary between programs, but one thing is certain: our students’ portfolios are shared with their peers, their instructors, the industry and the community.
Whether it’s showing off unique and award-winning fashion pieces, a captivating magazine article, a redesigned interior space (with the help of virtual reality) or an innovative Android app, our students’ creativity is showcased to the campus community and the industry.
The tecconnect Challenge
Think on your feet. Design on the fly.
The tecconnect Challenge
Taking a page out of the Dragons’ Den playbook, Lethbridge College partnered with tecconnect to bring students in the Digital Communications and Media and Multimedia Production programs together for a competitive, real-world learning experience. Students have to think on their feet and design on the fly as they get competitive in making deadline-driven creative pitches.
Working in teams of four or five, students brainstorm and design a logo update, a website mock up and three other marketing strategies for a local business – all within five hours. Those additional marketing strategies are based on the areas of expertise within each group and could include things like:
- motion graphics
- TV or radio commercials
- social media accounts
- virtual reality applications
- smart phone apps
At the end of the day, teams pitch their work to a panel of representatives from Economic Development Lethbridge and the local business community. Students get insight into what clients will expect once they join the workforce. And it’s a great opportunity to show their creativity to and network with local business professionals.
Gaming – from the ground up
Hands-on training. Real-world skills.
Gaming – from the ground up
Kill some time by checking out these finished products. And who knows, someday it could be your game featured here.
ProTip: Use Chrome for optimal performance, as some games don’t work as well in other browsers.
Multimedia Production demo reel
From here to there: alumni updates
Lethbridge College isn’t just a place to go to school – we’re a community that is here to support you from your initial interest in our program through to the moment you cross the stage at Convocation and beyond. Just take a look at where an LC education has taken some of our grads.
Casey is an audio-visual artist and he and his collaborator, Davis Heslep, teamed up with Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden at a three-day gathering in Helsinki in February, which aimed to showcase “diverse perspectives on the Arctic nature and people.” An article in Edge Online, the Yukon-based online news source, stated that Koyczan and Heslep were excited about the opportunity to share their own piece of the North with an international audience. The duo gave an audio-visual performance combining songs and spoken-word poetry by Casey, a musician better known on stage as the Bushman, with Heslep’s video projections. The performance was based on concepts of northern aesthetics and anecdotes of living in the north.
– From Spring 2016 Wider Horizons
Natalie is the creator of Redcoat West web comic and was featured in a July issue of the Macleod Gazette. Redcoat West is the story of Jemima Hurst and her adventures in what is now southern Alberta. It is set a few years after the NWMP’s march west to abolish the whiskey-trade and “maintain the right” in the untouched Canadian West. There she meets a troop of officers out to capture a whiskey operation run by a dangerous, bootlegging gang. Trapped in the past, with the Mountie’s clueless (and unbelieving) as to her origin, Jem is forced to follow along. The idea for Redcoat West came right before Natalie got her summer job as a rider for the NWMP Museum in Fort Macleod, the location of the Mounties’ first outpost after their march west. The comic can be viewed at redcoatwest.com.
– From Winter 2016 Wider Horizons
“I am still with the [Saskatchewan Rough] Riders and I absolutely love my job. I honestly don’t consider what I get to do a job. I’m in charge of the official website (Riderville.com) and all official social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope). I also help out with a lot of the graphic design, photography and video editing. It’s never a dull moment in the office.”
– From Fall 2015 Wider Horizons