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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.

Umar Hashim



Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing,
Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom)

Bachelor of Business (Management and Marketing),
Edith Cowan University (Australia)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma,
City and Guilds of London Institute (United Kingdom)

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Brand Strategy & Digital Marketing


Working for a leading Sri Lankan telecommunications operator for over 5 years gave Umar the drive to immerse himself in technology. During this time he experienced how the many avenues of digital media can be used to optimize day-to-day business and meet marketing requirements. The exposure he gained working on mobile applications, social media management, graphic design and initiatives using virtual reality opened many avenues for him in customizing business objectives to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Being a self-learner, he enjoyed mastering a number of design applications, complementing his marketing and business background.

With his experience, Umar manages all marketing requirements of his family business relating to web, print and social media as a personal project.

Why Digital Media?

The world we live in today is changing faster than ever before, digital influence and new media is reshaping how marketing and businesses operate across the globe. As technology advances the basic needs and wants of consumers and industries evolve over time, causing a complete paradigm shift from traditional media.

Umar selected the MDM program as it fosters innovative solutions—a must have in today's corporate environment, in order to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage. Digital concepts he finds particularly interesting include data visualization and analytics, artificial intelligence, social media frameworks, information security, privacy as well as mobile applications.



The Secret Marathon: A First Look

Inspired by a story of courage, a young woman and her legendary marathon mentor train in secret for the Marathon of Afghanistan, only to uncover that for the runners, this marathon is much more than just a race...

MDM 2016-17 student and master storyteller Kate McKenzie presents the first look at her feature length documentary, an intimate portrayal of female athletes in Afghanistan. For this run, the obstacles are more than what appears on the road.

See the first trailer here!

Kate's project was previously featured on the Ryerson Graduate Page and in the Toronto Star.



Strad Style

MDM Alum's film, "Dim the Fluorescents," accepted in Slamdance Film Festival

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its 23rd annual narrative and documentary feature film competition lineup...


For program information please contact:

Sonya Taccone, Program Administrator


Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2858


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

Master of Digital Media Student Representatives




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. 

Click here for a full list of sessions. 

StartUp School Jan-April 2017
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