A New Program taking Media into the Future

Just after Labour Day in 2018, 38 students from across Canada became trailblazers in Carleton’s new degree program – the innovative Bachelor of Media Production and Design (BMPD).

Vicky McArthur, Program Director – Bachelor of Media Production and Design School of Journalism and Communication Carleton University

This honours degree program was a collaborative effort of Carleton’s nationally recognized Journalism Program, housed in the School of Journalism and Communication, and its School of Information Technology.

Our first cohort signed on to this unique program in order to acquire the editorial skills and the computer programming and design knowledge to build multimedia non-fiction stories for charities, research institutions, corporations, museums, governments, media companies and everyone in-between who recognizes a need to deliver messages to an online or mobile audience.

When those first students graduate in June 2022, they will have the skills to present stories and supporting information in innovative formats that will enlighten, inform and entertain online and mobile readers, listeners and viewers – ultimately contributing to a broader and deeper understanding of how we connect with each other in the 21st century to build stronger societies.

Some will have opted to also take a Minor in Entrepreneurship offered by Carleton’s Sprott School of Business. Others may have selected the co-op option – a year in paid work with employers arranged by the university. Though it adds a year to the program, co-op is designed to give students extensive experience in the working world even before they graduate.

For details about how to follow in their footsteps, email us at mediaproduction@carleton.ca