The Centre for Digital Media is located on Great Northern Way Campus, which is jointly owned by UBC, SFU, BCIT and Emily Carr University. It was set up in 2001, following a gift from Finning of an 18-acre site on the False Creek Flats.
The Great Northern Way Campus Trust has two principal activities:
- The operation of The Centre for Digital Media, which houses the Master of Digital Media graduate degree program, jointly operated and accredited by all four partners.
- The revitalization of it land parcel to bring together businesses, academia and the general community into an emerging district for the digital and creative sectors. This district is also the future home of a relocated Emily Carr University.
Four Leading Academic Institutions
The MDM degree is jointly accredited and awarded by four leading Canadian post-secondary institutions: The University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Master of Digital Media students receive a combined Master’s degree bearing the seal of all four partner institutions and signed by all four presidents. Due to this unique academic partnership, there is no other program like it in the world.