Hons. Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia

General

Program Description

Our society has witnessed an explosion of interest in the Internet and multimedia computing, and the ability to create and use information technology and multimedia has become invaluable.

Multimedia at McMaster is an innovative program, which examines computer-based works that integrate multiple media into an artistic whole. Students both study and create multimedia works that use audio, video, animation, and text in an informative and artistically interesting fashion.

Offered as a single or combined honors program at McMaster, multimedia allows students to unite new media computing knowledge with traditional arts and humanities subjects. As a multimedia student, you’ll learn how to use the latest multimedia technologies; study the effects of technology integration in the arts and humanities; consider the cultural theoretical and ethical issues of multimedia; create multimedia works; contribute to building new modes of digital representation; and apply multimedia to other areas of the arts and humanities.

Enrollment in this program is limited.

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Multimedia

Offered as a Single or Combined Honours program, Multimedia unites new media with traditional arts and humanities subjects. Through experiential learning, students in this program will engage with the creative, theoretical and critical aspects of digital media and develop both the practical and theoretical skills necessary to pursue careers in Multimedia.

Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Potential Careers

Skills Gained
  • Learn how to work efficiently, accurately, and organize information.
  • Communication skills, both in verbal and written expression.
  • Communication skills, in image and sound.
  • Experiential learning.
  • Critical understanding of performance in both live and recorded media.
  • Artistic expression.
  • Creative, technical and critical skills.
  • Research and analysis.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Master new skills in digital media.
Careers in Multimedia & Mass Communications
  • Directing.
  • Radio and television producer.
  • Journalism.
  • Filmmaker.
  • Scriptwriting.
  • Creative writing.
  • music production/editing/composing.
  • Video production/editing.
  • Animation.
  • Musician.
  • Multimedia productions.
  • Web design/development.
  • Graphic design.
  • Interface design.
  • Website management.
  • Documentary and legal research.
  • Copy-editing, editing.
  • Teaching.
  • Lawyer.

In the words of our students

Find out what studying at McMaster in the Multimedia program is all about in the words of our students.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are one of the top 75 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019), ranked 2nd ... Read More

McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are one of the top 75 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019), ranked 2nd in the world for global impact (Times Higher Education Impact ranking, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations), and we are the #1 research intensive university in Canada. McMaster is known for our teaching model: a student-centered, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning, a model that has been adopted world-wide. Read less