DigiBC's guide to Careers in the Creative Technology Sector

DigiBC's Guide to Careers in the Interactive and Digital Media Industry

The interactive and digital media sector (IDM) in British Columbia employs over 16,000 people across video games, animation, visual effects, digital marketing, and other innovative companies that employ a unique mix of both creative and technology-focused team members. Working in IDM can be a rewarding, fulfilling career path, whether you are technically minded, artistically gifted, or interested in business, marketing or other key management roles. 

And IDM pays well - in the video game sector, for example, the average employee earns over $84,000 per year, which is twice the provincial average.

This page is for people, young and old, who might be thinking they'd like to explore a career in interactive and digital media. 

Getting Started with a Career in Creative Technology

Here are some great resources for you to explore if you're keen to understand what to do next towards a career in creative tech/IDM. If you know of any other resources, please send them to us for inclusion at team@digibc.org

Picture Yourself in Creative Technology

Photos from the VEC 2017 Career Fair have been posted on our Facebook page. Click here to see the whole gallery! Can you spot yourself?

We also had a ton of fun at the 2017 BC Tech Summit meeting a number of young people interested in careers in creative technology. We offered hundreds of kids (and others who are more 'young at heart') the opportunity to have their picture taken with some leading video game and animated movie characters. The full album can be viewed here.


Featured Program

The Bachelor of Media Studies at UBC is an interdisciplinary, direct-entry program in the Faculty of Arts. Drawing on curriculum from art history, visual art, computer science, critical media theory, creative writing, journalism, film studies, film production, and information studies, the BMS is a multidisciplinary program that combines theory, research, and hands-on application.

Students in the program graduate with cultural technology competencies for the knowledge economy, enabling them to work across many different sectors in a wide range of capacities. With competencies in theory, research, and application, the Bachelor of Media Studies program builds a foundation for a rewarding and dynamic academic or professionally-oriented career. For more information about the program, click here.