2022: New Main and Certificates in Digital Arts Supplied at STU

2022: New Main and Certificates in Digital Arts Supplied at STU

St. Thomas College is happy to announce the providing of two new applications: the key in Digital Media and Artistic Arts, and the Certificates in Digital and Media Literacy.  
“The Certificates in Digital and Media Literacy and the interdisciplinary main in Digital Media and Artistic Arts are a approach to extra totally combine the digital into the liberal arts at St Thomas College,” mentioned Dr. André Loiselle, Dean of Humanities.  
Loiselle mentioned as print has been changed by digital because the prevalent medium of our time, the power for college kids to learn, analyze, and create with digital media has turn into important.  
“The talents college students hone throughout their training at St. Thomas ought to mirror the truth of the world round them.  The aim of the certificates and the interdisciplinary main is exactly to offer college students with a chance to completely embrace the digital liberal arts,” he mentioned.  
Main in Digital Media and Artistic Arts  
The Digital Media and Artistic Arts program explores the connection between digital media, the humanities, and society, and entails the examination of digital media and the creation of digital arts.    
This interdisciplinary main attracts on programs from the Communications and Public Coverage, Journalism, Criminology, English, Sociology, Positive Arts, Human Rights, and Native Research departments, permitting for a broad vary of examine and inclusion of all kinds of programs and views.  
As digital platforms have turn into the primary conduit for creative expression and social communication, amidst an ever-changing media panorama, the demand for graduates with abilities in digital content material creation, video-production, audio, and written storytelling and media literacy has elevated.  
“Our new main in Digital Media and Artistic Arts will put together college students for careers in content material creation, one of many quickest rising skilled areas in North America. This new programming will even permit the important storytelling abilities taught within the Journalism and Communications applications to be supplied to college students in different disciplines who could want to pursue careers or research in human rights, political science, regulation, sociology or different fields,” mentioned Professor Philip Lee, college advisor for the brand new program.  
Digital Media and Artistic Arts additionally gives hands-on studying alternatives together with internships, entry to video, audio and enhancing gear, and the Certificates in Digital and Media Literacy.  
“This main is extra particularly for college kids who’re considering a profession within the digital inventive industries, starting from cell journalism, podcasting and online game design to digital music manufacturing and multimedia installations and performances,” Loiselle mentioned.  
Many former college students have gone on to have profitable careers in these fields as a result of power of the digital work they completed at STU, he added.   
“Up to now, these college students needed to deliver collectively clusters of programs based mostly on their pursuits. This new main will present such college students with a extra coherent and structured pathway in the direction of their profession objectives.” 


Certificates in Digital and Media Literacy  
The brand new Certificates in Digital and Media Literacy combines programs in digital and media literacy with workshops and experiential studying to offer college students the chance to realize information and apply conceptual understanding in real-world settings.  
This certificates could be accomplished similtaneously a Bachelor of Arts. To earn the certificates, college students should full the next: 


  • 5 Digital and Media Literacy programs  
  • Attend two STU-organized workshops  
  • Full a group micro-project or internship 

Via finishing the certificates, college students will see their development in digital literacy recorded in an e-portfolio on Studying in Motion, STU’s experiential studying platform.  
“Along with programs, college students who need to full the Certificates will even be given an opportunity to be taught by doing, both by means of impartial digital tasks, volunteering on community-based tasks with a powerful digital part, or internships with tech corporations within the area,” Loiselle mentioned.  
“This Certificates will allow college students to showcase to potential employers the important thing abilities they’ve acquired to productively take part in tradition, society, economic system, politics, and {the marketplace} of concepts.”  
Expertise college students will develop by means of these choices embrace: 


  • talk successfully utilizing digital applied sciences 
  • learn web-based content material critically to judge the authenticity of data 
  • perceive, critique and use social media successfully 
  • generate audiovisual materials for creative expression or content material diffusion on digital platforms  
  • design webpages and curate net content material 
  • analyze, interpret, and visualize information with digital instruments 
  • present some familiarity with coding and programming languages 
  • understanding the fundamentals of Cloud computing 
  • grasp the which means of emergent digital economic system ideas resembling cryptocurrency, blockchain and non-fungible token 
  • concentrate on considerations surrounding cybersecurity  


Hafidah Rosyid

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