2010 Graduating Class of the Masters of Digital Media Program Crosses the Stage
With classes ended and projects wrapping up, the Centre for Digital Media celebrated the accomplishments of its 2010 graduates of the Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program at a completion ceremony in April. This is the second class to graduate from the program since it was launched in 2007. Attended by family, friends and special guests, the ceremony included an address by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.
During the 20-month program and internship, the twenty-six graduates worked collaboratively in small interdisciplinary teams to launch a number of course-related and industry-funded projects. Project deliverables have run the gamut of digital media, and reflect the diverse talent, skill and originality of MDM students.
The 2009 and 2010 projects range from interactive and social media websites (The Saturna Project and Project BlueSky) to online and offline games (Womp! and Eco Crisis: The Strait Story) to educational and training software (ANSWER). One project team also developed the Program's first design research group, CoLab, to help guide MDM students in their collaborative learning.
With the completion of studies, many graduates are now looking to enter the workforce. Others will continue to develop industry projects started earlier this year.