The following is a breakdown of the total estimated expenses for a student to complete the Master of Digital Media program (in Canadian dollars). Please note that these fees are subject to change.
Tuition includes a computer and access to all required hardware and software, custom course material and group activities. Students are able to keep the computer upon successful completion of the program.
Student fees include an all-access transit pass, extended medical and dental insurance, as well as access to SFU's recreation facilities.
There is also a $1500 CAD Equipment Deposit due Term 1, refundable once you return all equipment.
Note that there are many scholarship opportunities available for Master of Digital Media students. View the list of available MDM scholarships.
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FALL SEMESTER (Term 1)
SPRING SEMESTER (Term 2)
SUMMER SEMESTER (Term 3)
INTERNSHIP SEMESTER (Term 4)
|Please note: Tuition may only be paid in Canadian dollars.|
See Life in Vancouver for estimated living expenses.
There are several ways to aquire funding to help offset tutition costs.
Many of our students receive scholarships. In the September 2018 intake, more than 40% of students received scholarships or additional funding. For new students, you don't need to apply for scholarships. You are automatically put into the scholarship pool when you apply. Find more information about scholarships here.
There is also a Work-Study Program for students. The Work-Study Program is an opportunity for students to help out on campus while earning a supplemental income. Work-Study positions are available in the 2nd and 3rd semesters and vary every semester. Students must apply for the positions. The standard rate is $25/hour. Because your first commitment is to your studies, students are limited to 12 hours per week.
Students may also be able to secure a well-paid four-month internship in their internship semester. However, please be advised that not all internships are paid equally. Some students choose to work in exchange for very valuable experiences in the field they desire to enter within digital media, or they choose to join a startup for an equity stake.
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Work-Study Position (one semester)
Paid Internship (four months)