About the Program
As a multidisciplinary program, the Digital Media and Information Technology (DMIT) program offers students the opportunity to develop highly specialized skill sets for a wide variety of careers. You will select an area of emphasis that best suits your personal needs and areas of interest. If you want to complete multiple areas of emphasis, you are free to customize your studies to meet your overall goals.
The DMIT program prepares students for work in both the Digital Media and the Information Technology fields. These fields encompass careers that benefit from the overlapping skills required for traditional Information Technology (Computer Software Development, IT Business Analysis, IT System Administration) with the creative breadth of Digital Media (Animation, Digital Cinema, Game Design and Programming, Visual Communications and Web Design & Development).
Choose your area of emphasis
The DMIT program has 9 areas of emphasis to choose from, and all graduates of the program receive a parchment from Digital Media and Information Technology regardless of their chosen path.
Areas of emphasis
- Digital Cinema
- Game Design
- Game Programming
- Visual Communications
- Web Design & Development
Areas of emphasis with transcript notation
Graduates from the following 3 areas of emphasis will receive a notation on their transcript showing that they graduated in a specialized field of studies. This emphasis does not appear on your graduation parchment but will be clearly noted on your official student transcripts upon graduation.
- Computer Software Development (formerly Application Development)
- IT Business Analysis
- IT System Administration
When to apply
Applicants to the Fall term may choose from all 9 areas of emphasis.
Applicants to the Winter term may choose from Computer Software Development, IT Business Analysis, IT System Administration and Web Design & Development.
Applicants to the Spring term may choose from Computer Software Development or Web Design & Development for the Spring 2019 intake, although only Computer Software Development is being offered for the Spring 2020 intake.
Applicants may select up to 2 areas of emphasis for one term on one application.
If your first choice is unavailable:
- You will be waitlists for your first choice.
- You will be admitted into your second choice, if it is available.
- If your first choice becomes available, you will automatically be moved into it.
This process is automatic. You are not required to contact us.
If neither choice is available:
- You will be placed on waitlists for both choices.
- If one choice becomes available, you will be admitted into it. Check your MyNAIT Student Portal for your admission status.
- If your other choice becomes available, you will be admitted to it if it was your first choice.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $625
Semester 2: $625
Semester 3: $625
Semester 4: $625
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 11 English
- Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Math 20 Pure or Math 20 Applied
Successful completion of DMIT1001, COMP1017, and ORGB1500 through NAIT Open Studies with an overall minimum GPA of 2.0; however, competitive entrance requirements do apply. Applicants who successfully completed other Digital Media & IT courses through Open Studies with a minimum grade of C or higher before August 2019 may use three of those courses in lieu of the high school requirements.
- 5 credits of Advanced Level Computer Sciences or Advanced Level Design Studies or Advanced Level Communication Technology courses taken within the Career and Technology Studies program
Effective April 2, 2019, DMIT will no longer offer daytime seats for Open Studies. Evening courses will be available for Open Studies students; however, only three of the available courses can be used in lieu of the DMIT Math and English entrance requirements: DMIT1001, COMP1017, and ORGB1500.
70% overall average, or 2.7 GPA for admissions through approved Open Studies courses
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary||2000.00||1|
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.
|Canadian Information Processing Society - Fall||1000.00||1|
Available to a student enrolled in the second year of the Digital Media and IT program who has achieved a high academic standing during the first year of studies and is a member of CIPS Edmonton.
|City Of Edmonton - Fall||1250.00||1|
Available to second year students enrolled in the Digital Media and IT program. The award will be granted on the basis of academic achievement. In addition, students must be a permanent resident of Edmonton.
|Computer Systems Technology Academic Achievement Scholarship - Winter||1200.00||1|
Available to full-time day students of the Digital Media and IT program who have completed their 3rd semester. Awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement.
|CONTAVA Inc. Scholarship - Fall||1000.00||3|
Available to student Athletes in the following programs: Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Digital Media and IT, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Network Engineering Technology, and Wireless Systems Engineering Technology. Awarded on the basis of acceptance into their program, and acceptance onto a NAIT Intercollegiate Team.
|George Ward Digital Media and IT Bursary||1250.00||1|
Available to full-time students entering the Digital Media and IT program at NAIT of two or more years' duration. Awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
|Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. - Fall||1250.00||1|
Available to a student enrolled in the second year of the Digital Media and IT program or the Electronics Engineering Technology program who has not yet received any awards. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, technical abilities, and participation in school activities.
|International Applied Sciences Scholarship||2500.00||1|
Available to International students enrolled in the first, second, third, or fourth year of a credit program in the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest academic achievement in the previous semester.
|LGS Group Inc. - Fall||1000.00||1|
Available to second year students enrolled in the Digital Media and IT program. The award will be offered on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement, and to a student who has demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
|Wendell Stanton Memorial Bursary||1000.00||1|
Available to mature students (out of high school for a minimum of 3 years) of the Digital Media and IT or Computer Engineering Technology programs at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic achievement based on first or second semester marks.
|Women in Technology & Trades IT Bursary||2625.00||1|
Available to female students at NAIT who are enrolled in the second year of the following programs: Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology, Computer Network Administrator, Computer Engineering Technology, Digital Media and IT, Network Engineering Technology. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory academic standing in the previous year.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.