Academic calendar

The Academic Calendar is an important resource as it provides you with the rules and regulations governing the MDEI program and you as a student. Be sure to familiarize yourself with this document, and refer to it if you have any questions about academic regulations.

Academic standing

You must obtain an average of at least 70% in the set of courses presented in fulfillment of degree requirements. Those with probationary status will be required to maintain the average as outlined in their offer letter.

Degree requirements

MDEI StudentsIn order to graduate you must complete a series of courses, and a major project.


MDEI students must successfully complete 8 required courses. The courses are taught by faculty from a range of disciplines including Psychology, Digital Arts Communication, French, Anthropology, English, and Business. In addition, senior-level industry partners of the Stratford Campus will be invited to give special seminars and teach certain course components.

Major Project

A major project course must be completed in the final term of study. Supervised by a UW faculty member and supported by an industry coach, the project will normally be undertaken by teams of 4-6 students and will address an approved topic derived from the previous course work or based on a relevant issue in the digital economy.

  • DEI 612 Working in Teams 
  • DEI 613 Digital Media Solutions: Design 
  • DEI 614 Principles of Marketing in a Globalized World 
  • DEI 615 New Perspectives: Media History and Analysis 
  • DEI 623 Digital Media Solutions: Project Management 
  • DEI 624 Understanding the Consumer Universe 
  • DEI 625 Media Innovation and Impact 
  • DEI 626 User Experience Fundamentals and User Research
  • DEI 631 Projects