The Department of New Media provides a comprehensive education through research and instruction that explores the interconnectivity between technology, art, industry, and culture. Established in 1999 as the first cutting-edge multimedia program in Canada, the department continues to evolve as technologies are disrupted and new fields of practice emerge. Our faculty are artists, designers, scholars, and industry professionals who help students acquire the creative, critical, and technical skills necessary to be responsible, resourceful, and media literate citizens in a variety of professional practices.
The BFA New Media program combines creativity and technical expertise with digital media to provide students with diverse skill sets, knowledge, and experience necessary to succeed in the field of new media. This demanding and diverse program creates proficiency in taking on multifaceted digital projects that reflect the hybridized nature of creative industries. In studio courses, students learn to produce high-quality creative content using emerging creative technologies routed in scholarship and artistic practice. Studies courses encompass the emergence and convergence of digital content, as well as communication technologies and methodologies. The BFA New Media can be combined with degrees in Education, Management, and Computer Science at the UofL.