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Digital Media (BA)

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The Department of Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Digital Media which allows students to earn a BA Minor focusing on applied digital media production skills and knowledge. The combination of production and distribution skills will benefit professionals wishing to design, produce, and distribute information in a variety of digital media, ranging from audio to video to the internet. 

This knowledge and these skills will be of substantial benefit in a wide variety of careers and fields of study ranging from Computer Science to English to Graphic Design.The curriculum for the BA Minor in Digital Media is strongly project-based. Students are encourage and expected to apply the practical digital media production skills they develop towards their primary disciplines and will use the content and theory directly pulled from the students’ major field of study. For example, students often complete project work in their Digital Media classes that document activities, trips, and events that they participate in through their major field of study. Recreation and Tourism students have used Digital Media project work to build websites as part of their internships; Creative Writing students have used Digital Media project to turn their scripts into finished videos; and Global Studies students have created social media campaigns to build awareness for issues raised in the Major program. Students will gain from both the practical applied skills, as well as from the methods of problem solving and creativity necessary to create digital media. This combination of production and critical thinking skills is an excellent complement to many fields of study.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English

Years 1 and 2

  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Interactive Communications

Plus two courses from the following:

  • Web Production I
  • Scripting for Dynamic Digital Media
  • Interactive Motion Media
  • Digital Audio I
  • Digital Audio II
  • Digital Video I
  • Digital Video II
  • Introduction to Game Studies

Years 3 and 4

  • Digital Media Literacy

Plus five courses from the following:

  • Web Production II: Presentation and Accessibility
  • Designing User Experiences
  • Digital Social Narratives
  • Interactive Imagery
  • Foundations of Game Design
  • Advanced Topics in Digital Media Technology
  • Digital Identities
  • Advanced Interactive Motion Media
  • Advanced Documentary I: Pre-Production
  • Advanced Documentary II: Filming and Production
  • Advanced Documentary III: Post-Production and Distribution
  • Senior Digital Media Project
  • Introduction to Directing
  • Fees for One Year* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 
  • Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00 
  • Total 7,042.26

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