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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
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The Digital Media and IT (DMIT) program is multi-disciplinary in its approach. Spanning a range of career opportunities from business analyst to visual designer, this innovative program allows you the ability to meet industry demand while developing skills aligned with your individual talents and inclinations.
In the Visual Communications area of emphasis, learn how to create high-quality, eye-catching products by applying advanced design principles.
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The Visual Communications area of emphasis will give you the skills you need to be a professional graphic designer. Courses will focus on 2 core software tools that will help you accomplish this goal: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Supplemental courses will teach you the practical and theoretical sides of visual design, such as colour theory, typographic history and the art of telling a story using characters and images. To round out the program, you will also take time developing a portfolio and learning the business side of this industry.
As a graduate, you will understand how to translate ideas into a finished product that clearly and creatively delivers a message.
Because of the flexibility and breadth of the DMIT program, you may choose to take elective courses from other DMIT streams in addition to your core stream courses. The courses listed on this page are provided as recommended courses that will help you succeed in your chosen DMIT area of emphasis.
Common jobs for Visual Communications grads include:
As a result of DMIT's close connection with industry, various co-op opportunities exist for students in the DMIT program. Many companies offer our students paid co-op positions that provide direct experience in specific areas of study. Co-op is also seen as a staffing strategy for many organizations.
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Co-op opportunities are available for 4-month terms.
Students must have a minimum of 28 credits and a GPA of at least 2.7 to apply for a co-op position. These co-op opportunities benefit not only DMIT students but also the employers.
After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible to join the following professional associations:
You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST). Diploma grads can earn a BTech or BAIST degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available.
Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.
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