The MDM is Canada's first professional graduate program in digital media focusing on the creation of digital media solutions for real world problems. Students come from a variety of backgrounds including filmmaking, engineering, game design, business analysis, architecture, software engineers, artists, primatology, biology, and advertising to name a few.
Housed at the Centre for Digital Media
in Vancouver BC, this intensive 12-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.
Graduates gain the skills and knowledge that help them to:
Collaborate and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
Create comprehensive business strategies and manage development projects.
Design and deliver innovative, high-grade products to clients on time and on budget.
The program also helps develop six core competencies valued in the digital media industry:
The Master of Digital Media program has a strong scholarship support. In the September 2014 intake, +58% of students received scholarships or other funding assistance.
Where Alumni Work
Students graduate from the MDM program with the skills to work in the top jobs in the digital media industry as creators, producers, designers, managers, art directors and entrepreneurs.
Digital Media blends many media forms and requires working in multi-skilled teams. The MDM program teaches people from different backgrounds and with different skill sets to understand each other, work together and execute a digital media project with a cohesive vision.
Master of Digital Media students come from all over the world and from all professional and educational backgrounds, such as engineering, fine arts, design, architecture, film, history and business.
"My two years at the MDM have shaped me in more ways than ever imagined. It gave me a reason to step outside my creative comfort zone and surround myself with new ideas, technologies and most importantly with a group of wonderful and immensely talented people."
Karin Schmidlin, Manager Virtual Incubation Program, CONRAD Business Centre, University of Waterloo
The Master of Digital Media is a limited, competitive entry program. The requirements constitute a minimum standard of achievement and fulfillment of them does not guarantee admission.