What to Expect
Students select an area of emphasis upon application to the DMIT program using a Pathway Choice Form (under Non-Academic Requirements). The available areas of emphasis are: Animation, Computer Software Development (formerly Application Development), Digital Cinema, Game Design, Game Programming, IT Business Analysis, IT System Administration, Visual Communications or Web Design & Development. If you wish to switch emphases in DMIT, you can submit your request to the program only after the completion of the first level in your initially accepted area of emphasis.
The following are common Core courses to be taken for all areas of emphasis.
DMIT1001 Communications for Digital Media & IT
COMP1017 Web Design Fundamentals I
ORGB1500 Organizational Behaviour for Media and IT
DMIT2000 Advanced Communication for Digital Media and IT
DMIT2590 Capstone Project
As DMIT is a program with flexible areas of emphasis to graduation, you should register in your courses early (login required) to improve your chances of getting into common courses that are required/suggested for your chosen path. The DMIT program cannot guarantee course space availability based on area of emphasis.
- There are many exciting co-op work opportunities available to DMIT students! See Where It Can Take You for more information.
What you need to graduate
In order to graduate from the DMIT program and receive your DMIT diploma, you must successfully complete all Core courses and obtain a minimum of 72 total credits; 30 credits must be from level 2000 DMIT courses.
In addition, each area of emphasis has a final Capstone Project that is specific to that area. Be sure to check the prerequisites of the Capstone Project for your chosen area of emphasis before enrolling in your courses. For more information, please contact the program directly.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 20 to 30 hours per week attending classes
- 30 to 40 hours per week studying and completing class assignments
Classes are held in classrooms and computer labs, depending on the subject.
Women in Technology and Trades
The Digital Media and IT program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.
- Visit the Women in Technology and Trades page
- See upcoming WITT events
- Learn more about the WITT Industry Mentorship Program