What is New Media Studies?
New media studies explores the affect of digital technology on traditional forms of media as well as how new forms of cultural representations are created, consumed, and shared.
What Makes New Media Studies at UTSC unique?
A unique Joint Program between U of T Scarborough and Centennial's Centre for Creative Communication (CCC), this program allows students to get the best of both worlds: the academic research strength of U of T Scarborough and the industry experience and reputation of CCC.
Skills of New Media Studies Grads
- Create animation and other visual images
- Critically analyze and solve problems
- Develop and edit media projects
- Formulate and design communication media
- Gather information and data
- Organize materials and information
- Provide disciplined focus and attention to detail
- Think critically
- Use a variety of computation methods
- Work independently and in teams
Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads
Common employment destinations include:
- Technology Director
- Advertising Account Executive, Marketing Specialist
- Media Buyer
- Interactive Media Consultant
- Information Resource Analyst
- Systems Designer
- Interactive Media Developer
Graduate & Professional Studies
Popular further education opportunities include:
- Journalism - Master
- Education - Bachelor or Master of Education
Examples of Fields that "Fit" the Skills of New Media Studies Grads
- Newspaper/Magazine Publishers
- Film Libraries
- Radio and Television Broadcasting Networks
- Internet Broadcasting
- Custom Internet Page Design Services
- Consulting Firms
- Market Analysis or Research Services
- Independent Journalist/Writers/Authors
Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan
1. Do Your Research
The databses below provide you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay, and related career paths:
- Career Cruising: Log into CLN, click on Resources, and click on Career Cruising to be logged in automatically
- O*Net: (U.S. site)
Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality, and interests.
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:
- Information Interviews
- Working On-Campus
2. Explore Career Options & Get Experience
- Extern Job Shadowing
- In the Field
- Explore It! (course-based)
- Partners in Leadership (4th year students)
- Employer Information Sessions
- Career & Volunteer Fairs
Apply for Work Study jobs on CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.
Find networking opportunities, internship programs, and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and CharityVillage.
As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC's Get Hired conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.
As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like Career Edge.
3. Build Your Network
Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors, and colleagues!
- Ontario Media Development Corporation
- WDVL Webmaster Associations
- Canadian Communication Association
- The Cultural Human Resources Council
- International Association of Business Communicators
- International Game Developers Association
- Computer World
- E-Commerce Times
- Wired News
Please note: This information is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Department of New Media Studies website.