Employers will be looking for this digital degree in the new decade

Jan 14 2020, 10:13 am

We’ve just entered a new decade, and things have evolved in technology and digital media more dramatically in the last ten years than ever before.

With that change comes the creation of brand new jobs in fields like UX design, storytelling, and interaction. It’s an exciting time to be building your career.

And with companies like Amazon and AppleĀ set to open offices in Vancouver in 2020, and 8,000 other technology and digital entertainment companies already posted in BC (including unicorn companies Slack, Hootsuite, and Avigilon), what better city is there to pursue a career in digital media? Not to mention the $23 billion of revenue generated by BC’s technology industry alone.

If you’re looking to join the otherĀ 141,000 people working in digital entertainment and technology industry in BC, look no further than The Centre for Digital Media’sĀ Master of Digital Media (MDM).

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Whether you’re dead set on becoming a UX or game designer, or if you simply know you want to work in digital media but aren’t sure where to take your career, the Master in Digital Media is the perfect degree.

Located in the burgeoning tech precinct, False Creek Flats, the program is accredited and awarded by four academic partners: UBC, SFU, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and BCIT.

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The 16-month internationally recognized and research-informed program prepares students to work inĀ cutting-edge fields likeĀ UX design, interaction, storytelling, production, project management, art, and entrepreneurship, and 95% of graduates are working in their field of study.

The MDM program uses research, coursework, and projects to build communication, collaboration, and leadership skills to meet today’s quickly evolving digital media landscape. And unlike other master’s programs, the students collaborate with real clients on real projects in the industry, gaining valuable experience before they’ve even graduated.

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Faculty who are leading professionals in their fields use six core competencies, including time management, articulation, teamwork, and self-awareness, to help students build, manage, and lead digital media projects.

Digital media is growing in all digital media sectors, not just games. Through the MDM’s internship program, alumni have gone on to intern in roles including Marketing at SAP, Assistant Game Designer at EA, UX Designer at Google, Assistant Producer at Sega, and UI Design at Microsoft, to name just a few.

The CDM also have a huge amount of scholarships available to interested students. Up to half of the students who entered the 2018-19 cohort received scholarships.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level in digital media and take advantage of Vancouver’s booming digital media industry? Check out The Centre for Digital Media‘s website, today!