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Digital Media Design

This program has an application deadline of February 28

Portfolio Requirement: The Digital Media Design program requires applicants to submit a portfolio as part of the application process. See portfolio requirements ›

Learn design foundations and theory, and work with the latest software and technology to take your art and design skills to the next level.

Build the foundational knowledge, practical skills and technical expertise you need to succeed in a diverse range of digital design careers and stay ahead of a dynamic, fast-paced industry.

As technology’s importance grows, so does the impact of digital artists and designers, influencing everything from websites and movies to apps, games and animation.

Through the Digital Media Design program, you’ll build versatile skills and practical experience in graphic design, communications, web and mobile design and development, 3D artistry, UI/UX, video, photography, motion graphic design and illustration.

After completing this one-year program, you can continue your education and earn a diploma in one of two specialization programs: Digital Media Design — Interaction Design and Development or Digital Media Design — Video and Motion Graphics. Digital Media Design grads with a passion for 3D modelling and video game artistry can also advance their education in the two-year Game Development – Art advanced diploma program.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $6,400 – $7,200
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Competitive admission
  • Application Deadline
    February 28
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Choose Your Specialty

Graduate From One of Our Specialization Programs

After graduating from this one-year certificate program, you have the option to continue your education and pursue a diploma through one of two second-year specialization programs or an advanced diploma in game development.

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Video and Motion Graphics

Put art into motion. Upgrade your animation and motion graphic design skills, explore storytelling techniques and expand your technical knowledge by learning to shoot, edit and composite video.

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Interaction Design and Development

Make it fun, functional and user-focused. Learn to design and develop websites, apps and interfaces as part of a growing network of user experience (UX) professionals. Get yourself career ready in an industry that values experts with design and front-end development experience.

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Game Development – Art

Explore every pixel and polygon of video game artistry – from modelling and animation to production pipelines and game asset optimization. Collaborate with Game Development – Programming students to develop and showcase functional video game prototypes.

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Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Through this program, you’ll explore the creative techniques and professional pathways that interest you most and develop foundational skills in a variety of creative fields, including 3D modelling, videography, photography, UI/UX, graphic design, illustration and web design.


Mirroring a real-world studio, Digital Media Design teaches you to manage multiple creative projects across various classes and fields simultaneously.


Sharpen your technical skills and explore advanced artistic principles while building your professional business and communication skills.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Motion designer
  • Character artist     
  • Web designer
  • Editor
  • Concept artist/illustrator
  • UI/UX designer
  • Videographer
  • Modelling artist
  • Front-end developer
  • Filmmaker
  • Animator
  • Digital media designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Content producer
  • VFX/compositing artist
  • Renderer
  • Lighting artist
  • Surfacing/texture artist
  • Technical artist
  • Product designer
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What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Grow your confidence and creativity as you take advantage of expert instructors, in-depth learning and meaningful projects in small, focused classes.
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Explore the diverse career paths and creative perspectives that Digital Media Design offers through real-world, experiential projects.
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Connect with industry experts and instructors and build in-demand skills, like 3D modelling and animation, that employers need.
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Showcase your work, meet potential employers and expand your professional network at student-focused events hosted by RRC Polytech.
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Develop your artistic style at our Exchange District Campus, surrounded by Winnipeg’s creative community.

Graduate Success

Digital Media Design grads are creative problem solvers who enhance their career potential with specialized skills in 3D/game artistry, video and motion graphics and interaction design and development. Through Digital Media Design, you’ll develop your creative style, explore career pathways and build the skills you need to succeed and grow.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

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RRC Polytech focuses on creating strong partnerships to help you grow, succeed and start your career. Throughout your experience, you’ll connect with industry leaders and local businesses to meet potential employers, develop your skills and create meaningful solutions to real-world problems.


The Digital Media Design program is an immersive experience that teaches you to persist through problems, give and receive feedback and collaborate with peers, clients and external stakeholders. You’ll learn to face new challenges as part of a team, creating lifelong networks and friendships.

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Instructor talking to a student with a laptop in a classroom


Our passionate instructors keep close ties to industry and ensure your education is up-to-date and ahead of industry needs. With their help, you’ll learn to combine your creativity with cutting-edge technology and industry-standard techniques to solve interesting, engaging and practical problems.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at RRC Polytech and am very proud to be a DMD graduate. The industry connections I made during my time at the College were invaluable and have helped me grow in my career.”

April Dunsmore – Production Supervisor, North West Studio
National Film Board of Canada

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Digital Media Design student, you are passionate about art, design, drawing, 3D modelling, video games, filmmaking and animation. You enjoy using a variety of artistic mediums and want to explore new technology, expand your creative toolkit and turn your passion into professional success.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Creative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Planner
  • Technical thinker
  • Visionary


  • Commitment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Lifelong learning
  • Positive attitude
  • Time management


  • Design
  • Video games
  • Filmmaking
  • Drawing and illustration
  • 3D modelling
  • Animation
  • SFX (special effects)

All the Information You Need


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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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Start planning with peace of mind and get the information you need on one easy-to-find page. Review start dates, locations, book and equipment costs and program fees.

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Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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Start preparing with peace of mind. View information about courses and sections, including locations, delivery methods and costs. It only takes minutes to register and further your future.

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Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

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Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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