New Media Concentrations

Concentrations are not required but most RTA students are encouraged to complete one which they can designate (declare) to note on their transcript.  A total of six courses must be successfully completed in a given concentration. Students can designate their concentration on RAMSS

List of courses and concentrations for New Media

Narrative Media
Students will complete RTA 320 plus five (5) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 212 Media Writing
RTA 922 Transmedia Writing
RTA 923 Intro to Writing for Video Games
RTA 929 Multi-platform Narrative
RTA 963 Web Design
RTA 975 Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 978 Editing Specialty

Computational Media
Students will complete RTA 222 and RTA 320 plus four (4) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 922 Transmedia Writing
RTA 923 Intro to Writing for Video Games
RTA 928 Gaming Theory and Practice
RTA 948 Interactive Spaces
RTA 953 Mobility and Mixed Reality
RTA 959 Visualization and Generative Processes

Tangible Media
Students will complete RTA 321 plus five (5) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 925 Making Objects
RTA 953 Mobility & Mixed Reality
RTA 954 Empathy Machines
RTA 958 Networked Art
RTA 962 Interaction Design
RTA 968 Malleable Media

Social Media
Students will complete RTA 521 plus five (5) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 902 Social Media
RTA 917 Public Relations
RTA 930 Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 932 Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Cultures
RTA 933 Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Studio
RTA 934 Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 935 Institutional and Personal Media Platforms
RTA 967 Interactivity and Net-working

Critical Media Theory
Students will complete RTA 101, RTA 220 and RTA 323 plus three (3) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 903 News and Current Affairs Theory
RTA 938 Digital Popular Cultures
RTA 939 Indigenous Media
RTA 940 Canadian Televisual Studies
RTA 946 Issues in New Media Theory & History