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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.




Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, University of Lethbridge

Bachelor of Education, University of Lethbridge

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Digital Storytelling


What if a story could ignite something within you and inspire you to go out and make the world a better place?

These are the stories Kathryn McKenzie is on the hunt to find. This hunt and her insatiable curiosity have taken her around the world where she uncovered some of the best that humanity has to offer through stories she documented in film, art, books and public speaking. Traditional media has often focused on using a “if it bleeds it leads,” philosophy while modern media has churned out endless puff pieces about cats and lottery winners.

Kate has discovered that there is a massive appetite to feature a different kind of story, those that show individuals who have been resilient and courageous in the face of adversity. By neither ignoring the negative nor dismissing the hopeful, Kathryn believes Digital Media has the ability to showcase exemplars of innovation. As an educator and artist, Kathryn recognizes these stories have the capacity to empower the next generation to make a difference and provide the tools they need to sustain their vision.

Why Digital Media?

Kate aims to take her storytelling to the next level through Ryerson’s Masters in Digital Media program. She’s excited to explore how Digital Media can engage audiences through multiple platforms, explore interdisciplinary solutions and create innovative business strategies that ignite that passion and inspires us all to make our world better.





FITC Toronto 2017!


MDM students were able to attend FITC TORONTO 2017, a three day event for digital creatives focusing on innovative design and technology.  Over the past few days, students enjoyed numerous talks and product demos given by hand-picked experts from around the world.

Another great opportunity made possible by the MDM program.

Special thanks to MDM prof. Ramona Pringle helping the students attend!



MDM Field Trip!  

In the past month, MDM students have had the opportunity to visit two of Canada's most well-known and successful companies in the digital media landscape. On March 9, students sojourned through notable ecommerce startup Shopify. The following week, students checked out Cossette, an agency specializing in digital marketing. Students took a tour of both companies' Toronto offices and enjoyed discussions and Q+A sessions with key team members.

Special thanks to Julene Chung for organizing!



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.



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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