New Media Manitoba (NMM)

New Media Manitoba is a non-profit association that provides support and economic opportunities to businesses and individuals in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. NMM fosters an environment of innovation where people make connections and collaborate on IDM projects and educational pursuits.

NMM’s mandate is to ensure Manitoba’s IDM industry has access to relevant and affordable technical, creative and business training to address industry skills gaps and business development programs to increase economic development.

Learn more about the Interactive Digital Media and some exclusive NMM Programs below: 

  1. IDM Industry Overview for students.pdf
    If you are curious about your career prospects in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry, we want to help get you in the door faster! NMM supports students with industry driven educational opportunities and pathways to real jobs with our amazing member companies.
  2. Girls in Gaming (GiG) for teachers & students
    Girlsingaming.oi is an NMM program dedicated to creating a fun and collaborative space for young women to explore the technical and creative possibilities of video game development. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers.
  3. NEW - Women in Gaming (WiG) for students & creators
    Women in Gaming is a new NMM post-secondary initiative designed to create a fun and collaborative space for women and students who identify as women to explore the technical and creative possibilities of video game development. WiG achieves its objectives by delivering free game-related workshops, speaking engagements, and industry-type events led by experienced industry professionals.
  4. Network Speaker Series for listeners & learners
    NMM’s Network Speaker Series brings world-class experts to the province (or virtually) to educate the local interactive digital media community on a broad range of IDM topics, from the future of entertainment, to encouraging ethics and diversity in work environments, to co-creative methodologies, to game development & more.
  5. Tech Hub for teachers & students
    This one-of-kind program offers select students a curriculum that encompasses coding, art, project management and narrative. Learning directly from leading industry mentors, students worked on complex, large-scale projects on teams gaining incredible real-world experience.

Contact NMM for more information about our programs and initiatives.

Most In-Demand Jobs

Technical Artist 
A Technical Artist acts as a link between artists and programmers. One of the main roles of the Technical Artist is to integrate art assets into a game without taking away the artistic vision or going beyond the technical limits of the platform. Other responsibilities include researching & developing technical tools to be used for a project, developing tools and software to execute the needs of the game, & porting finished art to the game engine. 
Education - Advanced diploma in Game Development, Computer Science, or Game Design.
Skills - Artistic, Visual & design skills, rigging, scripting & programming skills.
Soft skills - Innovative, expressive, excellent communication & problem-solving skills
$49,000  - $101,000 CDN annually
UX / UI Designers 
UX (User Experience) / UI (User Interface) designers are responsible for overall user satisfaction with a product. Their priority is to continually look for ways to improve the product experience. The scope of this job is on creating the user interface based on user research insights. To achieve this, designers use processes such as wireframing and prototyping, followed by usability testing.
Education - A diploma or degree in UX / UX Design
Skills - Research, wireframe/prototyping, visual communication skills, basic coding skills, flexibility & analytical skills.
$40,000  - $90,000 CDN annually
Game Developer 
Game developers work with teams to plan, design, and produce video games for mobile devices, game consoles, or computers. A game developer's work involves creating visual content for the game and writing code to implement all the game’s features and functionality. A background in software development & mathematics is required. 
Education - Bachelor’s degree in Game Development, Computer Science, or game design.
Skills - 2D / 3D design, collaboration, programming, analytical, problem-solving, & project management skills.
$35,000 - $160,000 CDN  annually