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New Media

New Media

New Media is about exploring interactive art and how it can be used for cultural innovation.

In New Media at The Creative School, we teach students to thrive as creatives who embrace a variety of media and technology. You’ll hone your technical and artistic skills through hands-on learning and practical experience, using our high-tech studios and workshops as a playground for experimentation. Explore many different mediums — from kinetic art to robot construction and 3D printing — and discover a boundless world of creativity.

Why New Media?

Hands-on Learning + Industry Experience

A fourth-year thesis, professional development opportunities, and networking events ensure that New Media students graduate with industry experience and connections.

Build Skills in Media, Art & Technology

  • Computer programming
  • Interaction & interface design
  • Gaming & mobile development
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Video & sound production
  • Robotics & sensors
  • Wearable computing
  • Experiential design
  • Art installations
  • Digital fabrication & 3D printing

Flexible Career Options

New Media grads have pursued a wide range of careers, including:

  • New Media Artist
  • Creative Technologist
  • Game Designer
  • App Developer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Exhibit Curator
  • Entrepreneur / Startup Founder
  • Project Manager

Opportunities to Share Your Work

Throughout the year, students connect with industry professionals, collaborate with peers and gain exposure by participating in:

  • Hackathons
  • Maker Fests
  • Industry salons
  • Festivals like Digifest, Nuit Blanche, & TIFF

They also share their work at an annual exhibition featuring installation art, interactive storytelling, augmented reality, video art, interactive sound projects, performance, games, and more.

Creative Spaces & Professional-grade Technology

The Creative School is home to several workshops, studios, labs, and zones, which provide spaces to build and create, opportunities to brainstorm, and support for kickstarting projects. Get your hands dirty, learn technical skills, and make something great.


Admission Requirements

A full list of all academic admission requirements can be found on the TMU New Media Admissions page.


You belong at
The Creative School

As an RTA student, you'll be part of The Creative School, a dynamic faculty offering 27 degree programs in media, design and creative industries. Through global experiences and transdisciplinary opportunities, our students emerge as some of the most in demand and employable graduates anywhere.

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