About the Master of Digital Media Program
The Master of Digital Media program is a professional graduate degree in Vancouver, Canada. Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students learn management and collaboration skills, working in teams on industry-supported projects. Students graduate with the skills to work in the top jobs in digital media as producers, designers, managers, technical artists and entrepreneurs.
The MDM program was created through a unique partnership of four leading academic institutions - University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology - and leaders from the digital media industry. Through this partnership, a curriculum was developed that corresponds to industry needs and prepares students for high-level roles in new and expanding digital media markets.
Team-based project learning is the core of the MDM curriculum. Following intensive course work in the first semester, students work in cross-disciplinary teams on semester-length industry projects. Students also complete a 4-8 month internship. Through this, students gain valuable management, technical and design experience specific to the digital media industry.
The Master of Digital Media program was created by the industry for the industry. Our first industry partners recognized a growing need for savvy, creative innovators and entrepreneurs who could lead the booming new media sector. This founding partnership has grown into a broad network of businesses and organizations that work with the Centre and MDM students, including some of the world's leading companies such as Electronic Arts, Mozilla, Autodesk and Microsoft.
Our students enjoy the benefits of living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia, a dynamic and multicultural city that is consistently ranked as one of the most livable on the planet.
Situated between Canada’s Coastal Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is the most populous and diverse city in Western Canada - while offering some of the best opportunities for skiing, surfing, hiking, and kayaking in the world.
Vancouver has one of the top video game clusters in the world, has the world’s largest VFX and animation hub and is a world leader in virtual and augmented reality.
- 8,000 Technology and Digital Entertainment companies operate in BC
EA, Capcom, Sega, Microsoft, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Industrial Light and Magic and Animal Logic all have studios in Vancouver.
- 141,000 people are working across BC in the Digital Entertainment and Technology industries
- $23 Billion in revenue is generated by BC’s Technology industry
- Graduate from 4 Major Canadian Universities
- Industry-Focused, Professional Graduate Degree
- Competitive Scholarship Opportunities
- Startup Business Support
- 1 : 7 Faculty to Student Ratio
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About Master of Digital Media at Centre for Digital Media
The MDM is Canada's first professional graduate program in digital media focusing on the creation of digital media solutions for real world problems.
Housed at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver BC, this intensive 16-month program engages students through coursework and projects to develop essential communication, collaboration & leadership skills. The unique curriculum meets the needs of the new and expanding digital media markets across all business verticals including but not limited to healthcare, education, business and the entertainment industry.
Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students work closely with clients and peers on team-based, industry supported digital media projects. This experience allows graduates the know-how and confidence to work at the highest level across all sectors as creators, producers, innovators or entrepreneurs.
The Master of Digital Media program develops six core competencies:
- Design process
- Time management
- Information literacy
The Master of Digital Media program has a strong scholarship support. 50% of students received a scholarship or other financial assistance throughout the program in 2019-2020.
The Master of Digital Media is a limited, competitive entry program.
Visit the Master of Digital Media page on the Centre for Digital Media website for more details!