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Digital Media (MDM)

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Program Overview

Format: Full-time

Degree Earned: Master of Digital Media

Ryerson’s Master of Digital Media is an intensive 12-month professional program designed to equip graduates with the skills and industry experience they will need as they launch themselves into the digital media world. Whether students plan to develop their own startup, work in the corporate world or go on to complete further studies, we provide the framework for success.

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The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson

At a Glance

MDM
 
  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • English language proficiency requirement

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program specific requirements

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Digital Culture & Design
  • Digital Currencies & E-Commerce
  • Digital Entertainment & Interactive Performance
  • Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Digital Media & Creative Strategy
  • Digital Prototyping & Manufacturing
  • Interactive Media & Exhibitions
  • Media Aggregation & Analytics
  • Social Media Management
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Web Design & Digital Marketing 
  • Digital Media Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Media Environments
  • Foundations of Digital Media
  • Interaction Design Digital Media
  • Interpersonal Communication

Digital Media (MDM) graduate program calendar

  • Digital Media Zone
  • RTA Transmedia Centre
  • Ryerson Career Centre
  • Ryerson Labs
  • Ryerson Library and Archive

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Alex Ferworn
Graduate Program Director
PhD, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Research areas: computational public safety in relation to Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear explosive (CBRNE) response, disaster management technology, mobile robotic systems, algorithms
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6968
Email: aferworn@scs.ryerson.ca

Lissa Quaglia
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552858
Email: digitalmedia@ryerson.ca

“This is a safe place to validate challenging ideas. Once you lock onto an opportunity, this program provides the resources to bring it to fruition.”

Ahmed Sagarwala, MDM alumnus

Student Profile: Secret Marathon, external link

Secret marathon meets social change. Kate McKenzie (master of digital media alumna) documented her journey of running her first marathon – in Afghanistan.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Digital Media (MDM).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.