16 months
38604 CAD/year
23212 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Digital Media at the University of British Columbia is a professional graduate degree in Vancouver, Canada. Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students learn management and collaboration skills, working in teams on industry-supported projects. 


Students graduate with the skills to work in the top jobs in digital media as producers, designers, managers, technical artists and entrepreneurs.

The Digital Media program at the University of British Columbia offers a way for students to realize their vision by providing a learning environment that fosters bold creativity and cross-disciplinary collaboration in a realistic industry-based work setting. 

Our students come from around the globe, and from many different undergraduate and professional backgrounds, including art, design, natural and social sciences, business, computer science and engineering.


Industry projects and team-based learning are the core of the MDM curriculum. In the second and third semesters, teams of three to six students work on industry-sponsored projects to develop prototypes or applications from concept to deliverable. Students get hands-on experience working with teammates who are from different backgrounds and disciplines, as well as valuable experience working with clients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Digital Media
  • Interdisciplinary Improvisation
  • Foundations of Game Design
  • The Visual Story
  • Special Topics in Digital Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are advised to use the online application system. Learn more about application fees, payment methods, and application fee waivers.
    • A statement of interest is an important part of most graduate school applications. It may also be called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar. 
    • Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.
    • All students who are enrolled in programs that include a practicum component involving work with children or vulnerable adults will have to undergo a criminal record check before they will be permitted to register in the practicum.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    38604 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19302 CAD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    23212 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11606 CAD per semester during 16 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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