Graduate Program in Digital Futures

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What is it?

OCAD University and CFC Media Lab are partners in the innovative graduate program in Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA). The graduate program in Digital Futures responds to the increasingly important and sophisticated role of digital technology as a catalyst for change.

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Graduate program in digital futures


2 years


Information available via OCAD University.

Program Structure

This is a full-time, 8-credit program offered through OCAD University. The Digital Futures student-centred learning approach applies to both research and practice. The curriculum ensures that you gain core digital knowledge and skills as you explore your specific areas of interest through electives, industry internships, residencies and independent study. The program focuses on practice-based learning and prototyping, with an enterprise component and supporting thesis research. Industry partnerships help students to build a career runway in advance of graduating. You are encouraged to work with industry partners in internships which lead to mentorship for your thesis research.

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You should have a background in design, technology, culture and/or enterprise as demonstrated by an undergraduate degree and relevant work experience. Our students are designers and artists, filmmakers, architects, journalists and media specialists, scientists, engineers and business people. This diversity drives peer learning and collaboration across disciplines in the program.

Tuition & Fees

Information available via OCAD University.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations, please contact Deborah Fallows, Executive Lead, People & Culture, at:


Meichen Waxer (she/her), Graduate Program Coordinator:

Kate Hartman, Program Director, Digital Futures:


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