Digital Media

Bachelor of Arts

Fall and Winter Entry Available

About the Program

As a Digital Media student, you will devise and use tools to create engaging, interactive digital objects and experiences that integrate imagery and sound, including effects and animation, 3D modelling and simulation, and responsive interfaces bridging the physical and virtual world.

You will also study larger concepts like aesthetic theories and the cultural impact of digital media as a catalyst for artistic, social and industrial evolution. Most importantly, you will learn to simulate, build and create.

You will begin the program by completing a common core of courses in first year. You will then select from one of three streams based on your interest.

Digital Media Development focusing on design of core tools and technologies for digital media practices.

Digital Media Arts focusing on the creation and application of digital media for creative production in the visual, performing and screen arts. 

Digital Media Game Arts focusing on allied artistic and scientific aspects of innovative game design.

We offer courses in a range of subjects, for example, virtual reality user interfaces, graphics, games and animation.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • A strong foundation in the algorithmic and computational basis for creation of digital imagery, sound, animation and simulations
  • Software development for applications such as 3D graphics, sound/music, games and mobile apps
  • Comprehensive portfolio development with a blend of digital media creation, understanding and applying computational tools and artistic concepts

Sample Co-op Employers

  • Beyond Media
  • CIBC
  • Interac Corp
  • University of Twente (Holland)
Alex
'18 Digital Media

Passionate About:

  • Art in all its forms, math, coding, travel, books, food, people

My Lassonde Journey:

  • My program combined the best of both worlds – art and logic – and I learned from inspiring profs and mentors 
  • VP Media & Design, Lassonde Engineering Society 
  • Design & deliver workshops for high school students 
  • Prototyping Lab mentor aka Sandbox Guru 
  • Hackathons 

Life Beyond Lassonde:

  • Junior Designer/Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte 
  • Stay connected to Lassonde by supporting hackathons & share my knowledge with young professionals 

Enhance your Lassonde experience

Co-Op

Work a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 20 months while on co-op. You can earn up to 1 year of qualified experience towards your PEng.

BEST Certificate

Through entrepreneurial, academic and experiential achievements during your time at Lassonde, you can earn the BEST Certificate.

Explore Your Passion

Find out more about our School and our programs

Additional Information

You can apply to the Lassonde School of Engineering through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website or you may use York University’s online application.

Use the OUAC application if you are:

  • Current Ontario high school student, or
  • Currently reside in Canada and not currently in an Ontario high school day program, or
  • Canadian citizen/permanent resident residing elsewhere and not attending an Ontario high school, or
  • International applicant (not a Canadian citizen/PR, not residing in Canada and not in Ontario high school)

Use York University’s online application if you are:

  • Previous York student, or
  • Mature or university/college transfer applicant and you’re only applying to York.

Applying to one of our Engineering programs?

Since we offer a common first-year, our engineering programs are merged into a single selection on the OUAC application form Engineering (BEng) – including Co-op.

When we receive your application, you’ll be sent details on how to let us know what your preferred programs are.

You want to explore your passion – we want to help you get there.

And while having good grades usually means you have the academic chops to do well in your classes, it’s your passion for science, technology & engineering that will help you succeed.

That’s why we created Boost, an optional co-application to our School.

Through a digital interview, you’ll get the chance to tell us who you really are and demonstrate to us that you possess the traits of a future Renaissance Engineer – creativity, passion, ingenuity, rational thinking and confidence.

Plus, if you’re an engineering applicant you’ll also have the chance to provide up to three engineering program choices.

Find out more about Boost

Applications Open (OUAC and York Direct) – September, 2019

Boost Co-Application Opens –  Mid December, 2019

Application Deadline – January 15, 2020

Boost Co-App Deadline (Engineering 2nd Year Program Guarantee) – April (exact date TBA)

Ontario Applicants


For all Engineering programs (Including IDS Dual Degree)

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

With no prerequisite grade below 70%
Recommended average:
 Low to Mid 80s

For Computer Science or Computer Security

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • One other 12U Math course (Calculus & Vectors strongly recommended)
  • For BSc and iBSc programs: All of the above plus Physics or Chemistry

With minimum average of 75% on Math courses, with no Math grade below 65%  
Recommended average: Low to Mid 80s

For Digital Media

  • English
  • One 12U Math course (with minimum grade of 75%)
  • One 12U Arts course or equivalent training recommended
Recommended average: High 70s 

For Earth & Atmospheric Science

  • English
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
  • Physics

Chemistry 12 strongly recommended for Atmospheric Science & Space Science streams
Recommended average: High 70s 

Outside Ontario, International & Transfer Applicants


Applying from outside of Ontario? Have a look at our program-specific requirements available here.

It is important that you verify requirements based on where you are coming from, but generally our programs require:

  • Proof of English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers, i.e. IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Upper level Maths
  • Upper level Sciences (Physics and/or Chemistry)
  • Official Transcripts (High School and/or College/University)