Film and new media arts industries are constantly changing
as new technology allows for different ways to create. Many of
the training programs offer hands-on experience which give students a
chance to actively participate in the field in which they wish to work.
The following section will focus on Alberta's training institutions that
offer programs focusing on different aspects of
the film and new media arts industries.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) runs a radio and
television program offering students an opportunity to work directly
with electronic media. In a hands-on environment, students run NAIT's
radio station while taking turns writing, producing and hosting an
entertainment show and weekly news package. Southern Alberta Institute of
Technology (SAIT) offers a New Media Production and Design Program that
teaches techniques of audio and video production, software programming,
animation, publishing and web design. The Red Deer College Motion Picture
Arts Applied degree program allows students to apply their training to the
television, motion picture, and multimedia industries. Many different
techniques are covered in the program, ranging from traditional film to
cutting edge digital production techniques.
Community College has a Multimedia Productions program which is an
intensive practical program allowing participants to blend graphics,
animation, audio, video and text in order to create multimedia content.
Such programs offer excellent experiences, as students are often actively
learning through hands-on approaches. As individuals work on projects,
they come to understand the skills and techniques that are required in
order to work in their area of expertise.
While the film and new media industry is constantly
evolving with the influx of new technology, Alberta training institutions
work hard to deliver the latest in production techniques, new media skills
and relevant information, in an attempt to support the new and burgeoning
areas of artistic expression.