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Ryerson Master of Digital Media




Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student Learning Centre
SLC514, 5th Floor
341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1

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The MDM is only offered full time and only has one intake per year.

The MDM program serves to prepare students for the digital economy by enhancing their primary skill set with a digital media focus. We encourage students from every and any background to apply for a spot.

Minimum Academic Requirements:

Applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university in North America, or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution outside North America. Applicants must have an overall average of 3.0/4.33 (B) or equivalent in the last two years of their undergraduate studies.

Students may apply from any area of specialization, but post-secondary education in the areas of engineering, business, multimedia, science, media production, graphics, fine arts, art history or design will be particularly useful. Previous digital media, programming, and production experiences are recommended but not required. 

Program Specific Documents:


Applicants must demonstrate that they have the necessary background to pursue intensive work in a production-oriented digital media program. A portfolio of your work will be required.

  • The portfolio should demonstrate your proficiency in your area of specialization or knowledge, whether your background is in business, creative or technical industries.
  • The portfolio may include but is not limited to: video, film, animation, photography, prototype, design, programming code or business planning.
  • The portfolio may be submitted in text, as a digital media product or a combination of both.
  • Applicants from a business background should list projects they were involved with and must demonstrate a strong expertise in business.
  • Portfolio evaluation will be a critical component of the admissions process.


Letters of Recommendation:

Two academic reference letters are required.  

If you have been working within the industry for more than two years, all letters can be industry-related references. If you are providing industry related references, three letters will be required.  It is your responsibility to contact the referee before providing their contact information on the online application form to confirm their availability.

Additional Items:

Other program-specific background information such as a resumé/CV and Statement of Interest must be submitted as part of your online application.

Interviews may be required. We will contact applicants who require an interview.  In cases where distance is prohibitive, the interview may be facilitated by other means such as Skype or teleconference.

The following are a few recommendations for the Statement of Interest:

  1. Length: 2 pages.
  2. Area of interest in digital media.
  3. Business idea, if an applicant has one. It is fine if an applicant is unsure  when applying to the program. It is also fine if an applicant is interested in the artistic aspect of digital media and not the entrepreneurial aspect.
  4. Goals or expectations upon completion of the MDM program.

Application Deadline:

The MDM is closed to Fall 2018 applications for international applicants.
We will soon be accepting applications for 2019/20 (cohort 7). Registrations will open Fall, 2018.

First Consideration deadline: January 22, 2019.


Domestic tuition for the MDM program are currently approximately $18, 600 including incidental fees. Fees for 2018-19 will be posted on the fees webpage once they are available (typically in July).

Appointments and Information Sessions:

We will host an information session on November 7, 2018 from 6-8 PM.  Details are posted on our online event registration. We do meet with potential applicants on an individual basis. For those who are unable to attend due to travel or accessibility restrictions, we will schedule telephone calls by appointment. Please email to setup an appointment.

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