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Digital Media

York University

30 months
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Digital Media MA/MSc program at York University provides highly qualified students with the opportunity to do specialised hybrid research work in a program that uniquely combines computational science and artistic practices. 


Work in digital media focuses on a broad range of current and emerging forms of digitally supported media, with applications that range from computer games to interactive art.

Course Details

Under close mentorship of faculty supervisors students may collaborate on artistic, technical, and/or theoretical projects such as the design and construction of interactive art and immersive environments; the implementation of participatory design, maker methods, physical computing, digital fabrication, wearable computing, and creative coding for the creation of novel digital forms; the expansion of procedural poetics into emerging virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality media; the application of expertise in audio-visual signal processing, vision science, machine learning, AI, and robotics toward new conceptions of responsive living environments; and other project–based research that integrates scientific investigation and creative expression into new critically computational futures.

Career Opportunities

The digital sector increasingly seeks those trained with highly specialized technical, scientific and creative capacities in emerging media to function in dynamic team-based environments. The Digital Media MA/MSc program at York University is designed to foster this next-generation with sophisticated understanding of computational digital media that conjoins capacity in STEM skills with creativity. Graduates will be capable of working in flexible environments and responding to the changing needs of digital media cultures and industries, as agile technical consultants, innovative engineers, groundbreaking creatives, and independent artists. These will integrate critical artistic discourse and scientific inquiry with broad application to creative industries such as immersive gaming, mixed reality, distributed performance, data visualization, live coding, wearable computing, and intelligent environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Games
  • Interactive Art
  • Computational Science
  • Digital Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Recommendation Form and
  • Supplementary Information Form
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Interest letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio (4-6 pieces)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6275 CAD per semester during 30 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per semester during 30 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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