Digital Media

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

The Graduate Program in Digital Media offers courses and opportunities for advanced training and research leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD coming in 2019). The Program is jointly offered by the Department of Computational Arts (CA), and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). The program provides highly qualified students with the opportunity to do specialised hybrid research work in a program that uniquely combines computational science and artistic practices. Work in digital media focuses on a broad range of current and emerging forms of digitally supported media, with applications that range from computer games to interactive art.

Across all three Digital Media graduate degrees, in both courses and project development, students work within a shared environment that enables them to develop expertise complementary to their research specialization in computational science or artistic practice.

MA

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Major research paper
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 5 term(s)
  • Part-time - 3 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    February 14, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 4
    YUELILevel 6 with Honours
    MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply

    (Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 48 hours after you submit your application.)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Portfolio
    • Statement of Interest letter
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Applicants must show that they have experience in both programming and the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    MSc

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Major research paper
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 5 term(s)
  • Part-time - 3 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    February 14, 2018 (International Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
    IELTS (Academic Module)7
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 4
    YUELILevel 6 with Honours
    MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    What You Need to Apply

    (Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 48 hours after you submit your application.)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Portfolio
    • Statement of Interest letter
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Applicants must show that they have experience in both programming and the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3