Digital Media Design

Digital Media Design is a two-year full time diploma program with a one-year optional certificate exit. The program teaches graphic design, web and mobile design and development, video and motion graphics, illustration, and 3D artistry (sculpting, modelling, lighting, texturing, and animation). DMD is taught in the phenomenal Exchange District Campus. Check out some recent student samples!

What’s New

The Digital Media Design program has undergone some exciting changes that will be implemented beginning in the 20/21 academic year. The program’s first year will continue to focus on graphic design, 3D artistry, video, photography, motion graphics, web design and development, illustration, and communications.

After completing the first year, students will receive a certificate. Students will then choose to major in either Video and Motion Graphics or Web Design and Development. Graduates from second year of the program will earn a DMD diploma.

Students finishing first year who are interested in 3D Computer Graphics can apply to the new, two-year Game Design and Development program. This innovative program will take a cohort of 3D artists and a cohort of game programmers. The artists will learn 3D technical artistry for games and game engines. The programmers will learn development for games and game engines. The artists and programmers will work together to design and develop video games. The Game Development program will begin in fall 2021.

Entrance Portfolio

Applications received now will be for Fall 2020 admission. You can apply online or in person at one of the college student service centres. Once your application has been processed you will be asked for transcripts and other supporting documents. You will be assigned a student number and given access to your online account.

All applicants to the DMD program are required to develop a portfolio of work. The specifications for the portfolio changes from year to year. You can download a copy of the portfolio instructions for the Fall 2020 admission here now.

If you need some guidance with your portfolio we suggest you look into the following:

  • A Program Information Evening will be held on:
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7 pm
    Exchange District Campus, 160 Princess St.
    Room P107

    This information evening is for students, parents, and others who would like more information about the DMD program. Specifically, we will be giving out tips regarding the entrance portfolio and showing some portfolios from previous years. We will also be giving out details regarding some recent changes to the DMD program that are being implemented after a renewal of the program.

  • Art Portfolio Preparation (MUME-1224) is a Continuing Education course that runs for 9 weeks on Wednesdays starting in January 2020. The course covers a lot of the projects required for the portfolio and offers insights into our program. This course is not mandatory for applicants. Details about the course and online registration (usually in late October)  is available through RRC’s Continuing Education Department.

If you have any other questions about the portfolio process contact the program coordinator Chris Brower at cbrower@rrc.ca.
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