TORONTO, ONTARIO – An exciting new partnership between The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and Humber College has made it possible for Humber students from more than a dozen Ontario Graduate Certificate programs from the entrepreneurship, business, IT and design streams to transition to the Master of Digital Media (MDM) postgraduate university degree program offered by The Creative School.
Beginning in January 2023, students accepted into specific Ontario graduate certificate programs, including international students, will be eligible to transition into the one-year transdisciplinary MDM program. This graduate degree will prepare students for leadership roles in digital media by developing proficiencies in App creation, digital media strategy, gamification, augmented and virtual reality, physical computing, robotics, machine learning and more.
“Humber’s graduate certificate to Master of Digital Media pathway will allow students to take advantage of an executive program that is transdisciplinary and uniquely designed to equip graduates with the skills and industry experience that they will need to be thought leaders in the digital media world,” says Charles Falzon, dean of The Creative School. “This partnership represents a commitment to preparing the next generation of cultural industries change makers and innovators.”
The Creative School’s Master of Digital Media is an intensive 12-month professional program built for digital media innovators. Participants of this program are immersed in a comprehensive study of business, art, design and technology intended to stimulate entrepreneurial and 21st-century leadership skills for real-world challenges. As the digital economy continues to grow, the future will belong to professionals with the ability to create solid business models that are innovative, disruptive and sustainable through digital media.
"I'm thankful to our TMU colleagues for recognizing the power of collaboration that will benefit both our students and our institutions,” says Gina Antonacci, senior vice-president, Academic, Humber College. “Humber’s career-focused and hands-on education model combined with the MDM program will help to prepare learners to be the innovators of tomorrow."
Humber’s Ontario Graduate Certificates accelerate career paths with specialized training that builds on previous diploma or degree experience. By expanding student networks and providing industry-relevant experience, Humber is providing practical skills and knowledge for graduates to take on a wide variety of leadership roles as creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs.
With both institutions located in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Ontario, this two-year creative-business MA pathway provides an easy transition for students in Toronto looking to continue their studies. It is also a particularly advantageous pathway for international students who can complete both an Ontario Graduate Certificate and degree within two years as part of a two-year study permit.
You can learn more about the pathway on Humber’s website.
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About The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University
The Creative School is a dynamic faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University making a difference in new, unexplored ways. Comprised of Canada’s top professional schools and transdisciplinary hubs in media, communication, design and cultural industries, The Creative School offers students an unparalleled global experience in the heart of downtown Toronto. Visit torontomu.ca/the-creative-school/.
About Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly known as Ryerson University, is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University is home to more than 46,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and 225,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit torontomu.ca/.
*In April 2022, the university renamed and began a new chapter.
About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Humber College is focused on our students' future. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 38,000 full-time and 19,000 part-time students and professional learners in-person at three main Toronto locations and online. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. A comprehensive range of credentials, including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships, and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.
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