Diploma in Digital Media
Two Year Program (60 credits)
Prairie takes a unique approach to digital media training, intentionally integrating excellent instruction and practical skills with the Christian faith. Study photography, audio/video production, web, artistic layout and design, marketing and learn how to use this in a variety of career and ministry tracks. One of our goals is to connect students with missions organizations around the world and beginning in 2012-2013, students will be able to participate in an international practicum ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months.
Central to this program is a group of committed instructors and special guests who bring years of experience, technical skills and artistic ability to the classroom. To find out more, including instructor bios, visit the Digital Media Instructor Page.
The Diploma in Digital Media is for those who:
Desire to obtain training and experience for the digital media industry including photography, audio/video production, web development, artistic layout and design, marketing.
Would like to prepare for digital media in a local ministry or international missions/humanitarian NGO setting.
Care for a greater understanding of God’s word through biblical and theological training.
Are in digital media work and would like formal education in digital media with emphasis in biblical, theological and spiritual formation training.
Desire to grow in their interpersonal and team leadership skills enabling them to be more successful in working with and leading others.
Are second career persons looking for preparation in digital media.
International Practicum Opportunities
Want to travel the world and use your passion for Digital Media? We provide opportunities for you to use your skills in missions and other international opportunties. Students will be able to embark on practicum placements ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months. For more details, contact the program coordinator.
Digital Media Ministry Skills Training Objectives
You will be challenged to grow in the areas of photography, audio/video production, web development, artistic layout and design and marketing through classroom instruction, individual and group projects and class experiences.
Bible and Ministry Training Objectives
You will be challenged to grow as you learn more about God’s Word and discover its relevance in every area of life. You will also be involved in discipleship training through peer-to-peer accountability, small groups, mentoring, Bible study, and individual/team ministries.
Leadership Development Objectives
You will be challenged to develop in Christ-like character, recognizing that you lead and minister out of who you are. Through study and service you will gain a better understanding of your personal leadership style, personality traits, spiritual gifts, teamwork, and conflict management.
Your diploma can open doors to career and ministry opportunities in North America and around the world. We intentionally highlight how digital media applies to service in both ministry and professional contexts. Upon completion of the two-year diploma program, students may also wish to transfer to one of Prairie’s four-year Bachelor of Arts Degrees.
This program is limited to 15 students each year. Interested students should apply early. Click here for Prairie's standard admissions requirements.
Hardware & Software Requirements
Students must have a one or two year old laptop, a "student" subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. A quad-core Apple Macbook Pro with 8GB of Ram, and at least a 512GB hard drive is STRONGLY recommended. Prairie Bible Institute qualifies for educational pricing with both Apple and Adobe - Adobe student pricing is HERE, and Apple's is HERE. Both companies have time sensitive pricing, so do not delay in placing your orders.
Courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
Bible and Theology Core (21 cr)
BT 101 Reading the Bible in the 21st Century
NT 111 The Gospels
OT 111 Genesis Through Deuteronomy
ST 100 The Christian Life
ST 200 Discipleship
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
Arts and Sciences (15 cr)
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SC 213 Web Programming & Design
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 154 Fundamentals of Design
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
Year 1 (12 cr)
DM 231 Fundamentals of Photography and Filmmaking
DM 226 Introduction to Design Tools
DM 221 Web Languages
DM 250 Principles of Marketing
Year 2 (12 cr)
DM 241 Photography
DM 223 Filmmaking
DM 225 Digital Design and Publishing
CM 368 Digital Media Practicum
Note: Courses may be under development to reflect changes and upgrades in technology and software. Actual courses may be slightly different than as published.
Students may have another course substituted for HF 110 Written Composition if they have earned a C- or higher in a similar, transferable course from another institution. Any other transfer credit pertaining to the Digital Media program will be considered individually by the Director and Registrar. Additional courses must be taken in place of any transfer credits.
For yearly costs and breakdown of fees click here
Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, number of tuition credits taken, Founders Legacy Bursary, transfer credits.
For Financial Aid click here
On this schedule for DMM students tuition fees are based on 15 credits/semester.
College Services Fees include:
Student Union, printing, fitness, intra-mual, technology, library, orientation, graduation & spiritual formation fees.
Room & Board:
Residence double occupancy
Refundable Residence Damage Deposit: $250
Costs not included:
Textbook list click here