MDM Course Calendar
Sept - Dec
May - Aug
First, second and third semester
The first semester has four core courses (Foundations of Digital Media, Improvisation for Collaboration, Foundations of Game Design, and Projects I - 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.
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.
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