Digital Media and Creative Arts
Digital Media and Creative Arts explores the relationship between digital media, the arts, and society. It involves the examination of digital media and the creation of digital arts.
Digital Media and Creative Arts at STU
Our Digital Media and Creative Arts program is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on courses from Communications and Public Policy, Journalism Criminology, English, Sociology, Fine Arts, Human Rights, and Native Studies. This allows for a broader range of study and the inclusion of a wide variety of courses on topics like digital literature, podcasting, digital painting and sculpting, and acting for digital media.
“This program will give you the opportunity to write, tell stories, make videos and podcasts, take photographs, and expand your knowledge by taking full advantage of the depth and breadth of course offerings at St. Thomas.” – Professor Philip Lee, Faculty Advisor for Digital Media and Creative Arts
WHAT SETS STU'S DIGITAL MEDIA AND CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM APART?
- Small, engaging classes that emphasize personal interaction, discussion, and debate.
- Lectures and seminars are always taught by professors—not teaching assistants—which means students learn from experts in the field.
- You will be able to create your own content and familiarize yourself with video, audio, and editing equipment in the Digital Centre on campus.
- Our program combines theoretical knowledge from multiple disciplines with hands-on learning to ensure you are gaining skills in digital literacy and earning professional experience.
- Students benefit from faculty expertise in Journalism, Communications and Public Policy, English, Sociology, Fine Arts, Criminology, Human Rights, and Native Studies.
Where the Study of Digital Media and Creative Arts can Take You
Digital Media and Creative Arts combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience. You will develop skills in media literacy, writing, editing, critical thinking, and communication, while gaining practical experience in digital storytelling through the creation of videos, podcasts, visual arts, and more.
This prepares graduates for meaningful careers in fields like:
- Public Relations
- Content Creation and Production
Gain Experience and Build Your Resume
- Internship courses offered through Journalism and Communications and Public Policy will help you hone your skills and develop a professional network.
- Spend time creating and familiarizing yourself with video, audio, and editing equipment in the Digital Research, Education, Arts, and Media (DREAM) Centre on campus.
- Consider completing the Certificate in Digital and Media Literacy, which combines coursework with experiential learning and workshops. The certificate can be completed at the same time as your Bachelor of Arts and will allow you to apply conceptual understanding to real-world settings.
- Connect the study of Digital Media and Creative Arts with professional experience through the STU Internship Program. STU partners with many local businesses and organizations and will match you with an internship that relates to your academic and personal interests.
You might be interested in studying Digital Media and Creative Arts if...
- You are interested in pursuing a career in digital creation
- You want to develop your digital literacy
- You enjoy content creation and want to gain experience with audio, video, and editing tools
- You enjoy writing and storytelling
Business Communications and Marketing (COPP)
Digital Literacy (ENGL)
Radio and Podcasting (JOUR)
Human Rights Advocacy Through Social Media (HMRT)
Music in Film and TV (FNAR)
Psychology, the Internet, and the Digital World (PSYCH)
Sociology for Cyborgs: The Social Organization of the Internet (SOCI)
FIELDS THAT ENHANCE YOUR LEARNING IN DIGITAL MEDIA AND CREATIVE ARTS
Digital Media and Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary program, which means it draws on courses from various academic fields. Students in Digital Media and Creative Arts can choose courses from Communications and Public Policy, Journalism, English, Sociology, Criminology, Human Rights, Fine Arts, and more.