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New Media - BFA

Is it for you?

Discover your creative potential by learning to fuse emerging technologies with artistic practice. The New Media program focuses on the design and creative production of interactive and experiential art. Learn skills in interaction design, gaming, interactive storytelling, robotics, wearable computing, art installations, digital fabrication, AR/VR and more! 

Access creative technology and cutting-edge facilities that are home to 3D modelling, AR/VR, CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, robotic arms, motion capture and much more. Join the Innovation Studio, an incubator for storytelling and creative entrepreneurship. Connect with global creators and tap into the industry through collaborations with TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Ontario Science Centre and more. Gain global perspectives through boot camps in Los Angeles and London.

In your third year, you can choose from pathways in: 

  • New Media Art
  • Interactive Design
  • Video Games

Program info

The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Grade range: 
Mid 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Optional internship2

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,305 - $7,798
Out-of-province students: $8,481 - $8,995
International students: $35,102 - $35,521

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


  • RTA 111     Introduction to New Media
  • RTA 103     Intro to Digital Media
  • RTA 104     Introductory Audio Production
  • RTA 107     Creative Processes - New Media

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester


  • RTA 201     Video Art Production
  • RTA 221     Experiential Media/Interdisciplinary
  • RTA 222     Intro to Computational Arts
  • RTA 223     Designing Material Experiences
  • RTA 962     Interaction Design

Your future

  • Creative technologist
  • Interaction designer
  • Game developer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Professional artist
  • Graduate studies in interactive art and design

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

New Media alum’s wearable tech collection brings awareness to police brutality

Tristian Sauer, a new media artist and curator and a recent grad of the New Media program, recently showcased a wearable tech collection. The interactive pieces were featured as part of a fictitious performance piece to shed light on police brutality at the Innovation Studio. 

Read more: Wearable tech collection by New Media alum on display at The Creative School

More ways to explore TMU


  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.
  2. Experiential learning details adjusted from "mandatory internship" to "optional internship," February 22, 2024


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.