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Ryerson Master of Digital Media
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The digital economy is here and the future belongs to people with the unique ability to develop and expand solid business ideas and models through and with the implementation of global digital media.

If you are a motivated person with a propensity to question and challenge, then you will derive invaluable benefits from this program.

Immersive Learning

Immersive Learning

The Master of Digital Media program involves extensive project-based experiences and entrepreneurial simulations and tutorials through which students acquire valuable academic and applied knowledge of the digital media industry.

An Interdisciplinary Approach

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Students will be immersed in comprehensive study of business, art, design and technology intended to stimulate entrepreneurial and 21st century leadership.

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BEZAYIT MENKER

Education:

Hon. BFA Image Arts, Film Studies Ryerson University

Email:

bmenker@ryerson.ca

Specialization:

Digital Education Strategies & Media Production

Biography:

Bezayit is a Toronto-based filmmaker specializing in picture editing and post-production.

Why Digital Media?

Digital media has permeated almost every aspect of contemporary world culture. Given its powerful, revolutionary impact on our lives and our stories, I believe a deep and nuanced study of its inner workings and our relationship to this medium is integral to understanding who we are now as well as where it is we are headed. Even though we’ve come so far in the last few decades, I firmly believe there remains a vast amount of untapped potential here; particularly in terms of providing under-served communities with access to networks of productivity and exchange.

Website:

bezayitmenker.com

PROGRAM NEWS

Kimron Corion #IAmGrenadian

Kimron Corion Wins OECS 30 Under 30 Award

July 11, 2017

Kimron Corion, a student from the Master of Digital Media Program at Ryerson University, was selected by the OECS (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States) Commission as one of the winners of the recently concluded OECS 30 under 30 Campaign. The OECS 30 Under 30 initiative will recognize 30 young entrepreneurs, under the age of 30, as examples of youth success in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs can be from any discipline/industry including, but not limited to, Art & Fashion Design, Business, Technology, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Social Development, and Entertainment. Kimron Corion as selected for his project I Am Grenadian (IAmGrenadian.com) Incubated in Ryerson's University Transmedia Zone.

Aside from the kudos of being chosen within the 30 Under 30 cohort, Kimron will also be part of a very exciting entrepreneurship development program in the OECS. Through this program, Kimron and I Am Grenadian will:

  • Be accepted as a cohort for business support by the OECS Competitive Business Unit
  • Receive mentorship to aid their professional and business development
  • Receive technical assistance
  • Be assisted in sourcing markets and financial inputs

I Am Grenadian is an online digital publisher delivering stories and narrative driven social content to thousands of Grenadians and people interested in Grenada around the world. we’re dedicated to finding ways present an accurate narrative of our home country Grenada online. As social media consumers, we were not happy with the narrative which currently existed, it did not accurately reflect who we are as Grenadians and we so decided to be the change we wanted to see.

Started one year ago by Trisha Mitchell-Darius and Kimron Corion, I Am Grenadian now reaches over 100K Grenadians and people interested in Grenada online on a weekly basis through Social Media and website. We are a global storytelling community of Grenadians created for the social age. We highlight the accomplishments, culture and history of Grenada and Grenadians both on island and in the diaspora and challenge the status quo. We bring stories to the world that are shaping our country.

Below is a video made for the award ceremony on July 31st.

https://vimeo.com/223790024/1c521cbb7e

 

 

Nitish & Kimron Inteviewing Meredith Drost

Ryerson’s Virtual Studio lets the Public Co-Create the News

June 21, 2017

This past winter, Transmedia Zone Director & Associate Professor Ramona Pringle challenged her Interactive Storytelling class with the following question: What are the best solutions to engaging audiences in user-generated campaigns?

Partnering with CBC and White Pine Pictures, these students, including some of us in MDM, came up with an answer in the form of the Virtual Studio, a unique and innovative way of sharing stories stories of change-makers all across Canada.

What is the Virtual Studio?

The Virtual Studio, located on-campus at Ryerson University, allows students to use digital technology to co-create short films with collaborators located all across the country, mari usque ad mare. This project, known as We Are Canada, allows students' to apply their learnings in digital storytelling to the inspiring tales of their subjects. Although produced remotely, the collaborative nature of this project ensured that these videos were high quality.

Why Virtual Studio?

Video storytelling is typically done on location, allowing media-makers to film their subjects. However, students at Ryerson University are experimenting with a new storytelling method that enable co-creation of films remotely using digital technology. Their Virtual Studio makes it possible to bring untold stories from across Canada to audiences.

Besides setting a new bar for digital storytelling, students also learn skills that could give them a career advantage in the competitive world of broadcast journalism.

What were the results?

During the 30-day campaign, the student-created videos were viewed 44,788 times, and the project successfully engaged Canadians from coast to coast in voting for their favourite change-makers.

Where can I learn more?

Check out videos and more results of the project by visiting the Virtual Studio's homepage.

 

 

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Creativity beyond the 9-5

June 14, 2017

Ryerson MDM Alumni, co-founders of Studio Bud!

When we’re young, we’re taught to be curious, creative, and confident. Before we “choose” a path, we’re all budding scientists, artists, and innovators. This doesn’t need to end just because you’ve started your career.

In our first year post-graduation, we’ve both been fortunate to have started careers in successful companies that fall within our respective industries. We studied hard, worked hard, and now we’re left dealing with “life” once 5 p.m. hits. That’s why we’ve become advocates for what we call the “creativity happy hour” – the time spent pursuing passion projects in the other 40 hours outside of work.

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Busa Dig at el-Hibeh

June 7, 2017

History professor Jean Li mixes traditional methods with current technologies – like robotics – in her excavation of an ancient urban settlement at external,el-Hibeh, Egypt. Li’s research is at the cutting edge of an emerging discipline of digital archaeology.

Li works with a team from Ryerson’s Masters in Digital Media to program and compile vital data from el-Hibeh’s burial sites and temples. Extensive looting of the site resulted in potentially dangerous and unstable environments. In order to assess the damage, remote operated robots are being created to explore the archaeological site. The information retrieved by the team’s custom-built and modified robots will be used to create 3D reconstructions of the structures. Li and her colleagues will map out a new future for archaeological research which provides insight into mortuary practices and how ancient peoples perceived and preserved their personal identities.

At Ryerson University, time-tested methods in the social sciences and humanities are combined with innovative techniques to advance archaeological research and our understanding of the past.

 

 

CONTACT

For program information please contact:

Email: digitalmedia@ryerson.ca

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2858

 

For information regarding the program from students currently enrolled please conact:

Master of Digital Media Student Representatives

Email: mdmstudentrep@ryerson.ca

 

STARTUP SCHOOL

Startup School

Every Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.
@ Sandbox by DMZ

Student Learning Centre (SLC)
341 Yonge St, 3rd floor - Suite 312
Toronto, ON M5B 1S1

Propel your ideas forward with practical, how-to sessions. Get fundamental entrepreneurship education from top industry experts and top entrepreneurs. 

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