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Frequently Asked Questions - Applicants from Arts/Design

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about our program. If you can't find the answer to your question, don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Department.

I don’t think I have the computer skills needed for the MDM program. What experience in computer programming or use of software applications is required?


The technical skills applied in the MDM program depend on the skill sets students bring to the project teams. In the case of students from art and design backgrounds, they are not expected to have experience in computer programming (the programmers in your class will collaborate on the needed designing, writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining of the source code of software developed in each project). However, proficiency in any of the following software applications is highly desired (but not required) and will improve the competitiveness of your application: 3DS Max, Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Premiere and/or Photoshop), Cinema 4D, Unity, Unreal, the ability to draw or illustrate using design applications, Storyboarder, AutoCAD.

Desired software applications for students from a project management or a UX background would be: Trello, Slack, Asana Basecamp, Axure, Sketch, etc.

Some software workshops may be available during the school term.