Nội dung khóa học "Pre-Master of Digital Media Program"
About this course

What will I learn?

The Pre-Master of Digital Media Program (Pre-MDM) is a 2 semester program (September to December and January to April) designed to help students whose second language is English prepare for entry into the Master of Digital Media program.

Pre-MDM is comprised of a series of eight courses, ultimately designed to enhance ESL students’ communication skills in the field of Digital Media, both for professional and academic purposes. It offers a selection of practical workshops and lectures with the direct goal of building third-tier language abilities: fluency, coherence and, addressing even more practical skills, teamwork and project management.

Why Enroll in Pre-MDM?

  • Learn methodologies and specific software for rapid prototyping; concept development; pitching, presenting & documentation; pipeline development, integration & asset management; and interaction with industry clients.
  • Better understand the application process of graduate programs in Canada. Students learn to devise an effective application strategy and complete a graduate studies application package upon completion of Pre-MDM.
  • Strengthen communication skills, teamwork capabilities and critical thinking skills, and learn effective presentation techniques.

Students admitted into the Pre-MDM program receive a conditional offer to the Master of Digital Media program as qualifying students.

What Is Digital Media?

A weather app on a smartphone, a racing game on a video game console and an ultrasound imaging device in a hospital are all digital media products. They are successful because they are engaging, easy to use (even fun in the case of games), and deliver results. Digital Media is a blend of technology and content, and building digital media products requires teams of professionals with diverse skills, including technical skills, artistic skills, analytical and production coordination skills. All of these skills need to be balanced on a team, with all team members focused on creating the best user experience.

The world we live in today is populated by digital media products, and these products enable and deliver experiences in many industries, including industries that aren’t typically associated with digital media—such as health, government and education.

Digital media products can be found in:

  • eCommerce
  • Games – console, online and mobile
  • Websites and mobile applications
  • Animation
  • Social media
  • Video
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Data visualization
  • Location-based services
  • Interactive Storytelling

Digital media can include these industries:

  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • eCommerce
  • Non-Profit
  • Health
  • Education
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Government
  • Sports
  • Environment
  • Television
  • Publishing

Which department am I in?

Centre for Digital Media

Study options

Full Time(2 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,334.00 (US$ 10,073) per year
Student fees: Fall - CAN $1047.85, Spring - CAN $341.28

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Centre for Digital Media

685 Great Northern Way,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V5T 0C6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have a minimum of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each category in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 78 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Applicants must be completing or have completed the final year of undergraduate studies of an academic equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree acceptable to all four CDM Partner Institutions in a field related to digital media.

Minimum Academic Standards

Minimum Undergraduate Grades:

  • Minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% or higher) in 3rd and 4th year courses, or:
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of 3rd and 4th year courses in the A range (80% or higher) in the field of study, or: Applicants who hold a 4-year undergraduate degree, who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience may be granted admission on the recommendation of the MDM program.

Applicants lacking demonstrated ability in computing may be admitted on the condition that they take one or more suitable courses but the courses cannot be counted for credit towards the MDM degree.