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Diploma in Digital Media

A Two-Year Program (60 credits)
Program Coordinator: Ron Nickel

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, 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, so 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 an intense 2 weeks to a more relaxed 3 months. For more details, contact the program coordinator.

Program Objectives

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.

Expanded Opportunities

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.

Entrance Requirements

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 Mac laptop with at least 8GB of ram, a "student" subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera with HD video capabilities.  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.

Program Requirements

All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

Bible & Theology Core (21 cr)
NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books

ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
     TH 211 Creation to New Creation

Arts & Sciences (12 cr)
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 156 Fundamentals of Design
SS 261 Leadership Foundations

Digital Media (27 cr)
BU 250 Marketing
CM 368/385 International/Digital Media Practicum
DM 134 Fundamentals of Filmmaking & Premiere
DM 144 Fundamentals of Photoshop (1.5 cr)
DM 145 Fundamentals of Photography (1.5 cr)
DM 225 Digital Design & Publishing
DM 226 Introduction to Design Tools
DM 234 Advanced Filmmaking & Premiere (4 cr)
DM 244 Advanced Photoshop (1 cr)
DM 245 Advanced Photography
DM 277 Portfolio - Book/Website
 (1 cr)

Note: Courses may be under development to reflect changes and upgrades in technology and software. Actual courses may be slightly different than as published. 



For yearly costs and breakdown of fees click here

Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, number of tuition credits taken, Campus Leaders Bursary, transfer credits.

For Financial Aid click here


Tuition Fees:
On this schedule for DMM students tuition fees are based on 15 credits/semester.


Program fee:
Material costs


College Services Fees include:

Student Union, printing, fitness, intra-mural, technology, library, orientation, graduation & spiritual formation fees. 


Room & Board:

Residence double occupancy

Refundable Residence Damage Deposit:  $250


Costs not included:



Prairie Bible Institute
Box 4000
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

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