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New degree and diploma programs at the U of R to combine the power of art, technology, and play

Release Date: February 9, 2024 1:36 PM
expanded Creative Technologies & Design program prepares students for fulfilling careers in the fast-growing, creative technologies and design sectors

The Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP) at the University of Regina launched new degree and diploma options in the Creative Technologies & Design program area today.

The unique program area spans multiple disciplines and platforms, including interactive media and installation, visual communication and graphic design, physical computing, virtual and augmented reality, 3D animation, sound art, digital storytelling, interactive media, mobile app design and development, computer gaming, and more.

Kadence Meredith is a fourth-year U of R Computer Science student with a concentration in Creative Technologies, and President of the Creative Technologies Student Society. She says learning through a lens that combines art, technology, and play is unique and transformative.

“Everyone I’ve met in this program has been passionate about what they are working on. Whether they’re perfecting techniques they already know or learning something totally new, my classmates are excited and dedicated to bringing their creative ideas to life using technology. It’s a refreshing and motivating environment to work in,” says Meredith.

Exciting new programs launched today include a Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Technologies, and a Diploma in Creative Technologies. The interdisciplinary nature of the program means students can select courses from within MAP, as well as from other areas such as Computer Science, or Engineering, with additional opportunities to take courses in Arts, Education, and more.

Dr. David Dick, Dean of MAP, says the new programs will help students develop specialized skills across a range of technologies and think critically.

“Our students are serious about gaining skills as artists, developers, designers, scientists, theorists, entrepreneurs, and practice-based scholars. They learn to think about technology and the arts in new ways, and thrive in the exploration of digital culture including interactive media and installation, physical computing and creative computation, augmented performance and critical social research encompassing AI, and more,” says Dick.

Creative Technologies & Design provides multiple pathways of entry and can be highly individualized. Students may transfer from another U of R program, or from other college and university programs. Students with a two-year diploma from the U of R, or other institutions such as Sask Polytechnic, can complete the new Bachelor of Design in two years.

The program is the only one of its kind in Saskatchewan and the Prairie provinces.

More information is available on the Creative Technologies and Design website.


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