About the Program
h! 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 nine 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 only choose Computer Software Development.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Cost Per Credit: $603
Tuition Cap: $6,500
Health & Dental: $119
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $500
Semester 2: $500
Semester 3: $500
Semester 4: $500
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 and Math OR
- 5 credits of Advanced Level Computer Sciences (CSE) courses taken within the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program OR
- 5 credits of Advanced Level Design Studies (DSE) courses taken within the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program OR
- 5 credits of Advanced Level Communication Technology (COM) courses taken within the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program
Competitive Entrance Standard: 70% Overall Average
NAIT's MTH20T Academic Upgrading course is recognized in lieu of Math 20-2.
Open Studies Admission Requirements
You can also potentially enter the DMIT program by successfully completing any 9 credits of DMIT courses (preferably first-level courses) through NAIT Open Studies. Upon successful completion of these courses, you will be considered for acceptance into the DMIT program even if you lack the necessary academic entrance requirements.
Your acceptance will depend on
- available openings in the DMIT program
- competitive standing with other applicants
- academic performance
- career investigation
- previous training
- work experience
If you are interested in the Open Studies method of entering the DMIT program, please contact the program directly before enrolling in any DMIT Open Studies courses. We will help you choose the best courses to take and will help map out your potential path through the DMIT program.
Pathway Choice Form
Applicants must submit a "Pathway Choice Form" identifying which DMIT pathway they are interested in following. For more information, see Pathway Choice Form Fall (pdf) and Pathway Choice Form Winter (pdf). Applicants to the Spring intake are not required to complete a form.
If your first choice is unavailable:
- You will be waitlisted 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.
English Language Requirements
As English is the language of instruction in all programs at NAIT, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite for admission. Regardless of country of origin or citizenship status, English language proficiency must be demonstrated prior to acceptance. For more information, please see NAIT | English Language Proficiency.
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Canadian Information Processing Society - Fall||$450.00||1|
|CGI Award of Excellence - Fall||$1500.00||1|
|CGI Award of Excellence - Winter||$1500.00||1|
|City Of Edmonton - Fall||$1300.00||1|
|Computer Systems Technology Academic Achievement Scholarship - Fall||$300.00||1|
|CONTAVA Inc. Scholarship - Fall||$1000.00||4|
|George Ward Digital Media and IT Bursary||$1250.00||1|
|Gerri Cook Memorial Scholarship for "The Most Promising Producer" - Spring||$670||1|
|Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. - Fall||$300.00||1|
|International Applied Sciences Scholarship||$2500||1|
|LGS Group Inc. - Fall||$700.00||1|
|MD of Greenview - Computer Technology Bursary||$7000.00||0|
|Wendell Stanton Memorial Bursary||$600.00||1|
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.