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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Media Arts

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Media Arts

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    74 out of 100

Highlights
Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Co-op

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-January 16-September-2022 2022-09-16
Fall-September 31-January-2023 2023-01-31

Overview

Bachelor of Media Arts

UFV's Bachelor of Media Arts prepares you for creative production in digital and interactive media, one of the fastest-growing industries in B.C. today.

The program is designed to equip you with computing and digital design skills, as well as the skills to work in creative teams. 

In addition to learning the traditional techniques and strategies of the creative disciplines, you also develop the ability to master new software and technologies independently. 

The ability to learn on your own is key in a fast-paced industry where emerging jobs may not yet have occupational titles.

The program emphasizes the need for practical experience. As part of your degree, you get to complete a professional practices course to know how to identify and market your skills in an industry where teamwork and creativity are at a premium. 

In your last year, your studies culminate in two large project courses where you put your skills to work for a community organization, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Within the degree, you have the flexibility to focus on your personal interests and career goals by selecting from one of five Media Arts Concentrations:

  • Applied Interactive Media
  • Digital Art
  • Interactive Media Leadership
  • Media and Performance
  • Screen Studies

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,879

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,116
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $15,740

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • High school transcript(s)
  • English language score
  • Passport
  • Portfolio
  • Letter of interest

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Academic background and requirement

Students must have B.C. secondary school graduation equivalency, meet the prerequisites for ENGL 105 or CMNS 125, and have completed an equivalent average of B (equated to the UFV grading system) in two academic Grade 12 courses.

Alternatives to secondary school graduation

If students have completed the International Baccalaureate diploma program, the B.C. Graduation diploma (B.C. Adult Dogwood), or the General Educational Development (GED) certificate, they may be considered to have the equivalent of B.C. secondary school graduation for admission purposes.

Career opportunities

  • programmer
  • Web and UX designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Writer
  • Multimedia and special effects artist
  • Video producer
  • Performer
  • Marketer
  • Animation and video game designer

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