School of Creative Industries

The School of Creative Industries offers dynamic programs that span all aspects of media, communication and design. Our programs provide you with the knowledge and skill sets needed for today's exciting and growing career market.

You could pursue a career as a game designer, interactive designer, podcaster, community relations specialist, eRetail visual designer, interior decorator, multimedia editor, camera operator, 3D animator, graphic designer, media coordinator, social media analyst, motion graphics artist, reporter, event marketing specialist… and more.

The world needs creative professionals with strong technical skills.
Find your passion, find your career at Conestoga's School of Creative Industries.

Active learning

The School of Creative Industries provides a mix of learning experiences to prepare you for your career. A blend of projects, assignments, field trips, guest speakers, collaborations with other students and outside organizations, and field placements, provide hands-on, real-life experiences and opportunities to work with professional equipment and software. Many of our programs offer opportunities to work with community-based clients. Our Bachelor of Design degree program offers co-op work terms in the upper years of study.


Our first-class facilities and reputation make the School of Creative Industries an excellent choice for your education. Our facilities include flexible learning spaces supporting Macs or PCs, or BYOD (bring your own device), as well as specialized studios for design, photography, television, and podcasting. The Interior Decorating studio is stocked with industry samples, and the Visual Merchandising Arts studio allows for prop building and window displays.

The new animation and game labs have the latest i7 high-end graphics capable workstations with Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max, Unity, Blender and Microsoft Suite. One of the more exciting elements of the School of Creative Industries is our radio station, 88.3FM CJIQ, as well as our Internet streaming station Q2. Radio students get real-world experience operating both stations.

The Broadcasting – Television and Independent Production program’s inventory of HD field cameras and professional lighting kits is continually enhanced by the acquisition of the latest ancillary gear. Students may use GoPro cameras and mounts; Osmo handheld, gimbal cameras; Fig Rig stabilizers; Glidecam mounts; and a large variety of grip equipment. The multi-camera production experience is well-served by our fully equipped HD studio, with Ross Carbonite 2 switcher and fibre-connected Ikegami cameras, along with Tricaster flight packs and a jib, for mobile, remote production.

Journalism students report for a live news website, Conestoga's radio station (CJIQ-FM) and a community TV series.

For more information about Conestoga’s School of Creative Industries programs and to view the list of program coordinators, go to contacts.

We look forward to having you join us!