Digital Media




The Specialized Honours BA Program in Digital Media is an innovative interdisciplinary degree that links School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design and Computer Science. We accept applications for entry in January and in September.

First-year Digital Media students may take the following courses:

  • Programming for Digital Media
  • Building Interactive Systems
  • Music in the City and Anatomy of the Feature Film
  • Introduction to Sets & Logic
  • Introduction to Communications 
  • CyberCities: The Community and Communication in Changing Urban Areas

Students applying to the Specialized Honours BA Program in Digital Media have the choice of being in either the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design or the the Lassonde School of Engineering. While the required core courses for all Digital Media students are the same, students in the different Faculties may choose different elective courses in accordance with their interests.

Application Process

If you are currently an Ontario high school student, submit your application to the York University: School of the Arts, Media, Performance, & Design - Digital Media (BA) program on the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) website.

If you are not a current high school student in Ontario, you may apply through OUAC or you may apply through the York University Office of Admissions.

Current York students interested in transfering to the program, should contact the department directly to apply.

The deadline to apply for January 2015 admission is December 3, 2014.

For admission in September 2015, please consult York University Deadlines for Undergraduate Study.

Application Criteria

Admission is based on academic criteria. As a guide, the average required for admission to the BA in Digital Media in recent years has been in the mid 70s (a B/B+ average) for high school students and C+/B for current university/college students. One 4U Math with a minimum grade of 75% is also required for high school applicants.

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York University and the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design offer an array of scholarships for incoming students. In addition to Fine Arts Talent Awards valued at $1000, scholarships are available based on academic performance or by application. For more information, visit York's Admissions website.