Electronic Arts announced it’s ongoing support of the Masters of Digital Media Program with two new entrance scholarships. The scholarships are designated for gifted students with a passion for digital media who will begin their studies September 2009. All MDM applicants will be considered for this generous opportunity provided they submit their application before the March 31 deadline.
The scholarship announcement was made at the February 25 MDM Open House, hosted at EA’s stunning Burnaby office. Prospective students mixed and mingled with current MDM students and EA employees. After busily networking, everyone was invited to sit in on presentations made by MDM staff and students as well as EA’s University Relations Manager, Jackie Copland, who had the honour of making the scholarship announcement.
“We’re delighted to have such a committed industry partner”, said Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director of the MDM Program. “From the beginning they have played an integral role in the development of this program and they continue to contribute to it’s ongoing success”.
Over the years, EA has provided curriculum input, awarded scholarships and offered guest lecturers and mentors. Additionally, in the program’s inaugural year, EA made a one-time donation of $1million.
For those who were unable to attend the Open House at EA, two other events are currently being planned A Taste of MDM: Game Design and More Workshop will be held on March 2. Distilled down to one evening session, this workshop is an ideal opportunity to experience what this ground-breaking graduate program is all about. The event will also mark the launch of the MDM International Game Design Competition with a grand scholarship prize of $1,000.
Additionally, at a second Open House, slated for March 19, all questions about the program, admission requirements and portfolios will be answered . Both events will be hosted at the Centre for Digital Media. For more information, please contact Alison Robb.