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New Media Production and Design

Open for Fall 2022

Waitlisted for Fall 2022 (International)

Waitlisted for Spring 2022

Length: 2 years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Blended

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New Media Production and Design is a technology centred program that promotes critical thinking to develop engaging content for web-based user experiences and provides comprehensive training in the tools and techniques used for web design and development.

The program emphasizes project­-based and hands-on training, with students working in teams to produce comprehensive and useful media products.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in New Media Production and Design.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in specialty production houses, agencies, private businesses, education or government. Some also freelance or open their own small business. Potential positions include: 

  • graphic designer 
  • web designer 
  • corporate communications specialist 
  • digital signage specialist 

Related careers include: 

  • communications specialist 
  • game designer 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $6,159
Year 2: $6,159

Year 1 (International): $17,958
Year 2 (International): $18,616

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

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You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Applications for spring 2022 open June 14, 2021.
  • Applications for fall 2022 open Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021 April 29, 2022
Spring 2022 May 9, 2022 Dec. 16, 2022
Fall 2022 Sept. 6, 2022 April 28, 2023

Hands-on education, industry connections draw international students to SAIT

SAIT is a top choice for international students.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Spring 2022 start: applications open June 14, 2021.
  • Fall 2022 start: applications are open Oct. 6, 2021.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our  international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: four-step process 

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to New Media Production and Design and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades. 

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

We recommend you add ict.mediastudents@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages.


  • Completion of a Grade 11 math course is strongly advised.


Program Outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

First Year

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credit
COMM-405 Industrial Communications 3.0
MMDA-222 Web Communications I 3.0
MMDA-223 Visual Communications I 3.0
MMDA-224 Business of New Media I 3.0
MMDA-226 Rich Media Communications I 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credit
MMDA-225 Web Communications II 3.0
MMDA-237 Rich Media Communications II 3.0
MMDA-243 Visual Communications II 3.0
MMDA-244 Business of New Media II 3.0
MMDA-247 Production Company I 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
MMDA-300 Production Company II 3.0
MMDA-303 Storytelling for Digital Designers 3.0
MMDA-323 Visual Communications III 3.0
MMDA-324 Web Communications III 3.0
MMDA-326 Rich Media Communications III 3.0
Semester 3 Total 15.0

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
MMDA-340 Production Company III 3.0
MMDA-344 Digital Independent Study 6.0
MMDA-385 Portfolio Development 1.5
PRAC-395 New Media Practicum 1.5
PROJ-309 Capstone Project
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 60.0


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer in, within or on from SAIT is available. Visit transfer options to learn more.


2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $4,826 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $6,159
2 $4,826 $792.20 $287.77 $252 $6,159

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $16,625 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $17,958
2 $17,283 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $18,616

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $252
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the standard hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Fall 2021


Your program orientation will take place Aug. 31 online and Sept 1 on campus (optional). Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.

Learn more about your orientation.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a  fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program. All computers must meet the following minimum specifications:

Mac devices
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • Minimum 8GB RAM (16 GB RAM to 32GB preferred)
  • Minimum 500GB hard drive AND 1TB external hard drive
  • Up-to-date antivirus and malware protection software
  • Administrator access/account on the device
  • High Speed internet connection and a wired ethernet connection
Windows devices
  • Intel I5 (6 th gen or higher) or AMD A8 processor
  • Minimum 8GB RAM (16 GB RAM to 32GB preferred)
  • Minimum 1TB hard drive AND 1TB external hard drive
  • Windows 10, North American or English version
  • Up-to-date antivirus and malware protection software
  • Administrator access/account on the device
  • High Speed internet connection and a wired ethernet connection

Students must also supply the following peripherals and software:

  • Smartphone/camera that captures video and audio
  • Headset with microphone
  • Webcam, either internal or external
  • Adobe CC student subscription
  • USBc to hdmi/ethernet/USB adapter
  • FileZilla Client
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Chrome
  • Atom
  • Visual Studio Code
  • MS Office (a Microsoft 365 account is included in your program. You do not need to purchase a separate license.) 
  • Firefox
  • Blendr

It is highly recommended students already know how to save, move and find files on their computer, possess administrator access on their device, and are familiar with how to find and operate applications/websites such as Brightspace, mySAIT, Microsoft Teams and any other necessary software.

Preparation courses

To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:

PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities

This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.

PREP 100: The SAIT Experience

Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.

Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace D2Lbefore the first day of classes.

Required textbooks

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.


Phone: 403.284.8897
Email:  sadt.advising@sait.ca

Academic chair

Andrew Stevenson, Academic Chair
Email:  andrew.stevenson@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

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