Pre-Master of Digital Media Program

Pre-MDM Students

Pre-Master of Digital Media Program Overview

The Pre-Master of Digital Media (Pre-MDM) is a 2 semester program designed to help students whose second language is English prepare for entry into the Master of Digital Media program. The next offering will run September 2017 to April 2018. 

Why Enroll in Pre-MDM?

  • Develop English language expression and improve IELTS test results. The course includes English language training—specifically developing ability to express ideas in English—and IELTS preparation skills, as well as two IELTS tests.
  • Learn methodologies and specific software for rapid prototyping; concept development; pitching, presenting & documentation; pipeline development, integration & asset management; and interaction with industry clients.
  • Better understand the application process of graduate programs in Canada. Students learn to devise an effective application strategy and complete a graduate studies application package upon completion of Pre-MDM.

  • Strengthen communication skills, teamwork capabilities and critical thinking skills, and learn effective presentation techniques.

Students admitted into the Pre-MDM program receive a conditional offer to the Master of Digital Media program as qualifying students. Once all conditions have been met, students enter the MDM program the following Fall.

Meet the instructor.


Contact

For additional information, please contact Senior Recruitment and Admissions Officer, Yasmeen Awadh by phone at +1 778-370-1010 / Toll-free: 1-855-737-2666, or by email at yasmeen_awadh@thecdm.ca

Conditions For Admitted Students

All students admitted to the Pre-MDM must meet two conditions to finalize their acceptance into the Master of Digital Media program:

1. Attain an overall minimum of 7 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with no less than 6.0 in each category.

2. Achieve an overall average of B or CGPA 3.0 in all Pre-MDM courses.

Tuition and Fees

FALL SEMESTER

$6,670 + $1047.85 student fees

Total $7,717.85 CAD

SPRING SEMESTER

$6,670 + $341.28 student fees

Total $7,011.28 CAD

TOTAL $14,729.13 CAD

Note: Student fees are subject to change. They include an all-access transit pass, extended medical and dental insurance, as well as access to SFU's recreation facilities.

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Learn more about the admission requirements and what you need to apply to Pre-MDM. Applications are now being accepted.

 
HOW TO APPLY

Pre-MDM applicants follow the same application procedures as MDM applicants. However, Pre-MDM applicants must select "MDM Qualifying Student" when prompted in the SFU online application system.

 
HOW IS PRE-MDM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ESL COURSES?

Read an interview with Pre-MDM instructor, Ray Rahimi, on what makes Pre-MDM different from other ESL courses.