Are you interested in website design, interactive media, digital marketing, animation, computer graphics? Do you have a creative mind, good problem-solving skills, enjoy working with computer software and hardware?
With technology literally reinventing the way we do things (think mobile, 3D printing, social media), now is a great time to turn your interest into a full-time career. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a two-year New Media Communications diploma program with an optional one-year certificate program.
The first-year New Media Communications certificate program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus, with some courses available online through distance learning. It is a generalist program, meaning you’ll get a well-rounded foundation in:
In the second-year New Media Communications diploma program you’ll pursue specialized training in your choice of two of the following areas:
At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, You Learn By Doing
You’ll spend the majority of class time learning how to use the tools of the trade and applying your creative, problem-solving skills to assignments. You’ll build practical skills in several self-directed projects, and by participating either in a work experience or client-directed project.
You’ll build skills by using the latest technology. Whether you’re keen on animation or 3D modelling and printing, website analytics or social media, Saskatchewan Polytechnic lets you learn on industry-standard software and hardware.
Build Your Portfolio Online
You’ll gain practical experience using online portfolio development. When you graduate, you should have your own domain, a professional presence and an online resume showcasing your best work.
New media is being integrated in every sector: government and industry, big business and small e-commerce, education and health, sports and entertainment—you name it. New Media Communications graduates are working in advertising agencies, new media production companies, website design firms and more.
Advanced training opens more doors. Digital Graphic Design can lead to a career as a graphic artist, graphic interface designer, new media developer or web developer. Dynamic Web Development can lead to jobs in web and e-commerce as designers, developers and programmers. Interactive Media Production careers include content developer, interactivity specialist and web developer.
For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at a campus nearest you.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|35 weeks||Graphic Designer (Graphic Designers and Illustrators)||$78,000 - $31,200|
|35 weeks||Media Developer (Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers)||$92,000 - $42,000|
|35 weeks||Web Designer (Web Designers and Developers)||$56,100 - $20,800|
One year post-secondary studies
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. Frequently asked questions regarding PLAR for this program are answered in the Factsheet. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
You must take two of the Elective courses above. As well, you are required to take only one of the following two Core courses: PROJ 101, WORK 106.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away almost $1.5 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.