School of Applied Arts & New Media
Nova Scotia and the world are changing - and rapidly! Never before has demand for computer and information technology professionals been so high. The growing concern for our environment is driving the expansion of geographic sciences and related technologies that support decision-making about our environment. The need for clear - but creative - communication of ideas and information through electronic, visual and print media is constantly increasing. At NSCC, the programs offered by the School of Applied Arts & New Media can provide you with a pathway to an exciting career in the computer and information technologies, geomatics, media and communications fields.
To take advantage of these career paths, you will require the distinctive blend of specialized training and practical experience that comes with a College diploma. No matter what kind of job you will do or the industry you will work in, you will find yourself dealing with rapid change and the demand for constant innovation and creativity. Our programs help you meet these challenges.
Whether you are planning to come to NSCC directly from high school, you have been working in the industry and want to increase your skills or you are looking to build on your existing college or university credentials, you will find the School of Applied Arts & New Media offers you some excellent choices.
What does the School of Applied Arts & New Media offer you?
- 28 dynamic programs located at 6 campuses across Nova Scotia and grouped into 3 major clusters:
- Some programs are not offered anywhere else in Canada!
- Excellent teachers who remain current in their field of expertise so you learn the latest industry techniques
- An education that provides you with solid theory as well as practical, hands-on learning and application of that theory in actual projects and work experience placements
- Small class sizes and high rates of employment for graduates.
- Several programs are eligible for optional co-operative education.
Co-op is an NSCC credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment between the first and second year of your program, while completing the learning outcomes of the course. Employers, as co-educators provide learning opportunities beyond the bounds of the classroom giving you a well-rounded education enriched by practical application. Co-op can be considered your bridge to the labour market. For more information, discuss this course option with your faculty advisor or Student Services.