Are you considering grad school? Fall is the time of year when students interested in pursuing a masters degree start exploring the various options that are available for post-graduate programs. The exploration process requires a lot of research and making some important decisions.
Should you choose a professional master’s program or a research-based program? How long do you want to attend graduate school? Which program will give you the skills that you need to obtain your dream job? What do you ultimately want to get out of your degree?
All of these questions are important factors to consider when researching the multitude of programs being offered by several different universities. To help you with your decision making, here are seven reasons to choose the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program at Centre for Digital Media.
1. Personal and professional growth.
The Master of Digital Media program teaches new ways of thinking about the world around you. The program takes you out of your comfort zone and challenges you to think outside of the box and to stay competitive in the digital world.
2. Work with industry, for industry.
The MDM program was designed by the digital media industry to solve current and future challenges. During the course of the program, students work with real companies on real projects to solve real problems.
3. Learn to solve problems.
Problem-solving skills are the foundation of the MDM program. Students learn to work together as a team and build on each others’ strengths to come up with the best creative solutions.
4. Freedom to succeed through failure.
The Master of Digital Media program encourages success by allowing students to make mistakes, evaluate what went wrong, and then improve. In the words of Henry Ford, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
5. Become a leader.
Build upon the skills you’ve learned from your educational and professional background and develop expertise in the management and leadership of creative teams. Further develop critical-thinking and analytical skills that will teach you to make the right decisions at the right time.
6. Learn from expert faculty.
MDM faculty are experts in their fields, bringing their extensive academic and industry experiences with them into the classroom and their mentoring roles. Consistently praised as supportive and engaged, our faculty go above and beyond to help students succeed.
7. Live and work in Canada’s tech hub.
While our students and faculty currently are working remotely, we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to campus when we can do so safely. The Master of Digital Media program is located at Centre for Digital Media in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Not only is Vancouver one of the leading cities for innovative digital media companies, but it is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
Hear from former student Gwen Schwartz about her MDM program experience:
Interested in the Master of Digital Media program? We’re now accepting applications for September 2021. Read more about how to apply or register for our Application Tips webinar on January 20th to receive additional guidance on how to build a strong portfolio.
Note: This post was originally published October 2014 and has been updated for accuracy.