Digital Entertainment Arts, Digital Performance, Film, Interactive Media.
The Bachelor of Media Arts prepares students for the changing demands of digital media industries by training technically skilled, creative, and collaborative artists, with an awareness of the history and ethical demands of the digital media field. Students gain professional communication, creative problem solving, and project management skills. Concentrations allow students to specialize based on their chosen career paths and creative passions.
Students must complete one of the following concentrations as part of their degree:
Students admitted to the degree should seek advice from the Academic Advisor for Fine Arts, Design, and Media. Students should select courses based on their planned concentration beginning in their first year, and must make a formal declaration of their concentration to the Academic Advisor after completing 15 credits of lower-level core requirements and prior to the completion of 60 credits towards the degree. Exceptions may be made in special circumstances by the Academic Advisor and/or the Director of the School of Creative Arts.
BMA sample course of study
In Vancouver, over 150 businesses make up the VFX and Animation industry, making it the world’s largest cluster of domestic and foreign-owned studios.
Vancouver is home to an ever-increasing concentration of video game talent, foreign investment and companies, including Electronic Arts (EA), Nintendo, Microsoft Studios, Take 2 Interactive, Relic Entertainment/SEGA, Klei Entertainment, United Front Games and Kabam.
Vancouver is the third largest Film and TV production centre in the world, with over 25,000 Film and TV jobs
Digital media production is a 3.4 billion dollar industry in BC
Jobs for Media Arts graduates include: digital concept artist, game artist, VFX compositor, VR/AR specialist, level designer, virtual production specialist, motion capture artist, cinematographer, and producer.
Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.
Applicants must also submit a portfolio and letter of interest.
View entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Media Arts in the UFV Academic Calendar.
This program is open to international students
Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.
Book an appointment with the Upgrading and University Preparation department to discuss your upgrading needs.
Upon successful completion of the BMA, students will be able to: