Digital Media

Do you have a passion and a calling for creating digital images, animation and simulations? Are you looking for a future working with cutting edge technologies and techniques? Studying Digital Media at York may be exactly what you are looking for. The Digital Media program is a joint Honors of Bachelor degree offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This four year program engages contemporary digital culture from both the art and the science perspectives, offering studies which encompass technology, media art, culture and communications and the opportunity for students to participate in an internship program.

Career Options in Digital Media

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Digital Media degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Digital Media than others.

  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Creative Consultant
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Film Effects Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Installation Artist
  • Interior Designer
  • IT Specialist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Multimedia Consultant
  • Music Industry Consultant
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Software Designer
  • Special Effects Director
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technology Journalist
  • Visual Arts Consultant
  • Website Designer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.