Course Calendar

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MDM Course Calendar

Fall Term

Sept - Dec

About the program

The MDM Program is cohort-based and commences each year in September.

Please check the latest application deadlines. The 16 month program is divided into four, four-month semesters and includes an internship.

Application deadlines

First, second and third semester

The first semester has four core courses (Foundations of Digital Media, Interdisciplinary Improvisation, Foundations of Game Design, and Building Virtual Worlds). A fifth core course, The Visual Story, is offered in the second semester, along with a major project course. A wide range of elective courses is also available, drawn both from our four partner institutions and created by MDM faculty. The elective courses are typically taken in the third (summer) semester, along with a second major project or a student-pitched project, leading to product development and launch.

The backbone of the MDM curriculum—in semesters one, two and three—is a sequence of three supervised project courses, each of which places students in interdisciplinary teams, characterized by close interaction with both faculty members and industry professionals. The projects will be of varying duration and are structured to address differing elements of digital media.

These include core areas such as interactive narrative, immersive/virtual worlds, spatial and temporal domains and 3D rendering. Team members are rotated for each new project. Students will typically devote up to 80% of their time to project work.

Fourth semester

In the fourth semester, students do a 4-month Internship. Students are required to secure work related to digital media and get real-world experience. There is also an option to extend the internship to 8 months with the Internship Continuation.

Fifth semester - optional

In the fifth semester, students who choose to do an 8-month internship will enroll in DMED 531 and receive their final grade at the end of this semester. The 8-month internship is optional.


Note

A term length is 4 months.

Term 1 runs September - December
Term 2 runs January - April
Term 3 runs May - August
Term 4 runs September - December

Course Calendar

Course Calendar

Term 1

Term 1

Credits
3 - Required
Credits
3 - Required
Instructor
Jason Elliott
Credits
3 - Required
Instructor
Larry Bafia
Credits
6 - Required
Term 2

Term 2

DMED 501

The Visual Story

Instructor
George Johnson
Credits
3 - Required

DMED 521

Projects II

Credits
12 - Required
Term 3

Term 3

DMED 522

Projects III

Credits
12 - Required
Credits
3 - Required
Term 4

Term 4

DMED 530

Internship

Credits
6 - Required