Centre for Digital Media

Centre for Digital Media

Centre for Digital Media features purpose-built student-centred facilities

The Centre for Digital Media (CDM) is located on Great Northern Way Campus, and houses the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program. CDM is also home to industry studios, and hosts a variety of industry and professional development events. 

CDM resides in two buildings: CDM|577, the original home of the MDM program (a renovated Caterpillar tractor factory) and CDM|685,  that opened next door. 

CDM|685 houses the majority of the learning spaces and has 76 student apartments upstairs. It features student-centered design—MDM students have a unique opportunity to create and re-create their learning space as they move through the program—including 11 project rooms, a communal kitchen and social areas for both collaboration and relaxation.

CDM|577 is the home of CDM’s interactive lab, faculty offices, editing facility and an 8,000 square foot multi-purpose facility called the Hangar. It also has a variety of industry studios, a research network and will soon have a café.

In addition, the building has bike facilities, an excellent workout space and hosts a bi-weekly boot camp. 

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Classrooms

CDM classroom from the back

The 2 classrooms are media enabled with full audio and video support wired in. Each classroom has four writeable walls and they can be combined into one large classroom to increase capacity for larger audiences. 

Video Production Facilities

Hangar with Green Screen

Video Production and Effects are important aspects of the Master of Digital Media Program. Students have access to two green screen facilities: a smaller one CDM|685 for tight shots and a much larger one in the Hangar. 3D modeling and animation are made possible through the use of CDM’s 280-core render farm, which supports Maya, 3DSMax, After Effects, and Blender. There’s also a private audio recording and editing studio featuring a 24 channel mixing console. 

Apartments at CDM

One Bedroom Apartment at Centre for Digital Media

Furnished studio apartments are available to rent for MDM students and registered students of one of the four partner institutions (UBC, SFU, BCIT, ECU). For more information visit the Apartments Page.

See more photos of Centre for Digital Media's building facilities on Flickr.